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July 4, 1949

ENGINEERING

How Delta-wing Aids High-speed Flight

ENGINEERING

Magnesium Used as Structural Material

AIR TRANSPORT

Paa-aoa Merger Hearing Ends

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ENGINEERING

How Delta-wing Aids High-speed Flight

Unconventional planform combines advantages of low aspect ratio and sweepback, both reducing drag.

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ENGINEERING

Magnesium Used as Structural Material

Redesigned F-80 wing reduces pieces to 31 percent and fasteners to 38 percent of aluminum alloy wing.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Paa-aoa Merger Hearing Ends

Heat but little light on major issues features long testimony; President holds key to proposal’s future.

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Latest Air Force Bid Awards

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News Sidelights

Probe Problem One of the big hitches in the congressional investigation of the B-36 is finding a lawyer to handle the show for Rep. Carl Vinson’s Armed Services Committee. Job has been offered to a number of well-known Washington lawyers but no takers have been found.
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FINANCIAL

Airline Securities Resist Trend

Carrier shares hit low points late in 1948, now show surprising strength in face of a general decline.

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Military Role

Senate group to study armed forces’ surveys on aid of civil aviation.

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EDITORIAL

Airline President Looks at Fares & Coaches

Extracts from two Northwest Airlines Press Releases Northwest Airlines charged today that attempts by other airlines to block extension of air coach service at low tourist rates are in direct opposition to the public interest and a manifest public need.
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Air Force Faces $800 Million Budget Cut

Rather than raise taxes or run up deficit, Congress seeks economy—and eyes AF.

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How to Cut Ground Travel Time

Los Angeles Airways head says helicopters are best solution to problem of slow transit from fields to cities.

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