March 6, 1950

Headline News

P&W Unveils 6250-lb.-Thrust J-48

Headline News

Report Spells Out Guided Missile Plan

Headline News

House Report Cheers Navy Friends

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Headline News

P&W Unveils 6250-lb.-Thrust J-48

New engine, giving 8000 lb. thrust with afterburning, slated to power one Navy and two AF planes.

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Headline News

Report Spells Out Guided Missile Plan

Survey designed to coordinate programs and clear decks for greater development.

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Headline News

House Report Cheers Navy Friends

Armed Services Committee supports B-36, supercarrier; recommends JCS membership for Marine Corps.

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AIR FORCE CONTRACTS

AF Awards of Over $100,000

An Air Force contract totaling $2,071,801 for OQ-19A aerial target spare parts and data was received by Radioplane Co., Van Nuys, Calif., a listing of USAF contract awards for January has disclosed. Contract was dated Dec. 9, 1949. Other contracts awarded in excess of $100,000 include: Aeronca Aircraft Corp., Middletown, Ohio, type C-2 maintenance stands, Jan. 11, 1950, $136,772
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Aeronautical Engineering

Why Crash Protection Is Needed

Analysis of military and transport safety standards and accidents pinpoint seat and belt design.

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Air Transport

Nonskeds Rally in Last-Ditch Fight

IACCA leads struggle to get congressional support on easing federal regulations. Seek probe of major lines.

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Aeronautical Engineering

First Details of F3D Skyknight

Twin-jet, two-place, high-altitude, Navy night fighter designed to meet stiff requirements. Bailout is through tunnel to belly door.

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Air Transport

Britain’s Bid for Feeder Market

De Havilland is grooming Heron, 4-engine, short-haul ship to replace D.H. 86s and DC-3s; price $98,000.

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Financial

Differing Aviation Market Views

Bendix annual report shows greater concentration on aviation, while Continental’s reflects lightplane decline.

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NEWS SIDELIGHTS

NEWS SIDELIGHTS

A vigorous one-two punch aimed at an aircraft competitor may have recoil effects before its force is exhausted. The “punch” was a Help Wanted ad placed by Piasecki Helicopter Corp. in the Bridgeport (Conn.) Post, hometown paper of Sikorsky Aircraft employes.
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