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July 11, 1949

PRODUCTION

Latest Bid Awards to Industry By U. S. Air Force

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ducted Fan Engine Under Study

SALES & SERVICE

Used Plane Buying Habits Change

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PRODUCTION

Latest Bid Awards to Industry By U. S. Air Force

Air Materiel Command Procurement Division makes available to AVIATION WEEK the latest bid awards, shown on this page. Requests for further information should be addressed to Contracting Officer, AMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, attention: MCPPSX72, (AMC will resume in the near future the issuance of data on invitations for bids.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ducted Fan Engine Under Study

Unit combines best turbojet and turboprop features to close great performance gap between the two.

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SALES & SERVICE

Used Plane Buying Habits Change

Demand for four-placers for business parallels trend of new planes sales; little call for surplus craft.

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FINANCIAL

Copter Stock Put Before Investors

Helicopter Air Service, Chicago, first to make public offering of stock in interesting financial experiment.

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Airlines on Way to Record-breaking Year

All types of traffic come back with bang in first half for all types of carriers.

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THE AVIATION WEEK

Crisis in Naval Aviation—an Analysis

Naval aviation is currently facing one of the worst crises in its long history. Immediate symptoms of the crisis include: Cancellation of the 65,000-ton supercarrier USS United States. A $36 million cut in fiscal 1950 research and development funds for Naval Aviation.
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Crash of 2-0-2

CAB says cause was fatigue crack apparently due to faulty design.

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Usaf Seeks Multi-purpose Fighter Type

But with that goal some years away, three categories are stressed: Interception, all-weather, penetration.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Aero Commander Offered for Military Use

More powerful engines would aid performance of executive transport.

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ENGINEERING FORUM

Propeller Expert Answers Loening

Sensenich chief engineer disagrees with "practically all" of consultant’s criticisms of today’s lightplanes.

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