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September 5, 1949

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-84 Thunder Jet: A Story of Development

Symington and Defense Chiefs Exonerated

Odium’s Statement on the B-36

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-84 Thunder Jet: A Story of Development

Craft’s history points up difficult hurdles encountered in engineering jet fighters to meet service demands.

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Symington and Defense Chiefs Exonerated

Probe finds nothing wrong in B-36 buying as author of ‘anonymous’ letter recants.

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Odium’s Statement on the B-36

(Because of the importance of the subject, we devote today’s editorial page to extracts from Floyd Odlum’s formal statement before the House Armed Services Committee on the B-36—R.H.W.)

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THE AVIATION WEEK

The New Defense Department — a Staff Report

The recently-signed Unification Act leaves the future role of the Secretary for Air a question mark. It will be decided by the man who fills the post. On the one hand, the act gives the Secretary of Defense a firm hold over the three services, tightening his “direction, authority and control.
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FINANCIAL

Market Analysts Study Airlines

Standard & Poor’s service sees favorable outlook for carriers’ share, but notes some uncertain factors.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Earnings in Fast Climb

Carriers having best postwar year financially, while rails continue to slip. Feeder traffic gains big.

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PRODUCTION

Latest Air Force Bid Awards

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, ACM, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, attention: MCPPSX72.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Auto Feathering

Study of Convair crash at Memphis indicates value of device.

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PRODUCTION

Meaning of Minimum Wage Fight

Increase in standard, industry says, could add $40 million to production cost and cut military deliveries.

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House to Fight Air Force Slash

Leaders oppose Senate’s $800-million AF cut in current fiscal budget; will hold out for 58-group program.

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