April 10, 1950

Headline News

Finletter Named Usaf Secretary

Headline News

Pressure Builds Up for More Plane Funds

Headline News

Slick Asks $30 Million Damages

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Headline News

Finletter Named Usaf Secretary

McCone, also member of former policy commission, likely to take over the number two Air Force job.
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Headline News

Pressure Builds Up for More Plane Funds

In face of Eisenhower and Vinson pleas, Johnson shows signs of changing mind.
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Headline News

Slick Asks $30 Million Damages

Anti-trust suit claims three lines, ATA and Air Cargo conspire to drive all-freight firms out of business.
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Headline News

Air Force Contracts

Curtiss-Wright Propeller div., Curtiss-Wright Corp., Caldwell, N. J., received an Air Force contract totaling $11,016,559 for installation and spare propeller assemblies with spare parts for Convair B-36 bombers. Contract date is Jan. 5, 1950.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Research Gains Consolidated By Naca

Committee’s latest annual report discloses accent on rounding-out of data accumulated in past few years.
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Air Transport

High Cost of Reverse Thrust

CAB Safety Bureau chief says ALPA plan would require $37,120,000 for present tricycle gear planes.
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New ‘foot-print’ for B-36

Newest USAF-sponsored development of track landing gear designed to spread the weight of an airplane over a greater “foot-print” area on a runway is the largest yet developed—an installation on the Convair XB-36 now being taxi-tested at Ft. Worth in preparation for first track-gear flight tests soon.
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Avionics

Lab Speeds Electrical Proving

Boeing’s new research and test facility avoids plane tie-up. Assignments from other companies undertaken.
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Financial

1949 Good to Lockheed, Douglas

Companies had year-end backlog of over $200 million each; both showed profit on commercial work.

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Air Transport

No Technical Bars to Copter Use

Rotary-wing experts and airline traffic men agree that developments open way to transport applications.

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