April 17, 1950

Headline News

Airlines Want Simplicity and Ruggedness

Headline News

Four-engine B-47c to Have More Power

Headline News

With Maintenance Bigwigs at Ata Conference

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Headline News

Airlines Want Simplicity and Ruggedness

Engineers at ATA meeting decide those two factors hold key to cutting costs.
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Headline News

Four-engine B-47c to Have More Power

A $4,122,427 USAF contract for modification of one B-47B Stratojet bomber is planned to make a plane which would develop 5600 lbs. thrust more than present version, with two less engines. The six-engine version now in production is the world’s fastest bomber and has a speed of more than 600 mph. XB-47 prototype, from which production version was engineered, last year set a transcontinental speed record of 3 hr. and 46 min.
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Headline News

With Maintenance Bigwigs at Ata Conference

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Aeronautical Engineering

High Performance Wing Tested

Increased speed and payload claimed possible with airfoil and strut combination on French HD 10.
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Production

Usaf Bid Information

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.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Rain Damage

Studies with aircraft exterior plastics give new erosion data
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Air Transport

Cab Straddles on 500 Kc. Issue

Board agrees that low-frequency emergency facilities are helpful, but doesn’t say how they should be used.
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Air Transport

Profits Up

TWA and Braniff latest to report 1949 gains. Jan. and Feb. look good.
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Financial

Transcontinental Lines Come Back

United, TWA and American 1949 reports show how far carriers have recovered from postwar slumps.

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Air Transport

‘slow’ Helicopters Save Time

Eastern’s chief engineer suggests rotorcraft be used for short-haul, inter-city transport operations.
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