May 8, 1950

Headline News

Martin Shaping 4-0-4 Sales Effort

Headline News

$300 Million More Slated for Aircraft

Headline News

Prototype Proposal Gets Lease on Life

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Headline News

Martin Shaping 4-0-4 Sales Effort

Long-range plan developing: first, certification of 2-0-2 successor and deliveries next spring; then, a turboprop.

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Headline News

$300 Million More Slated for Aircraft

President, Congress seen in agreement; USAF, $200 million, Navy, $100 million.

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Headline News

Prototype Proposal Gets Lease on Life

The double stimulus of continued British advances in jet transport development, and military warnings of a major deficiency in U. S. airlift capacity sparked a new drive in Congress last week for government development and mass procurement of cargo and transport planes.
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Headline News

‘swarmer’ Shows Airlift Weakness

Improvement needed in air-transportable equipment, unloading methods, fighter cover, traffic control.

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Production

Air Force 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.
2021

Aeronautical Engineering

How You Can Cut Aircraft Fire Danger

The best method for preventing aircraft fires is to eliminate the flammable fluids involved. Work toward that end is being carried forward by many groups in both the industry and Government. Considerable progress has been made in the development of safer hydraulic fluids.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Materials Substitution Plan for Turbojets

Method offered for rating engines by critical element content to simplify achievement of "non-strategic” jet.

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Aviation World News

Devaluation First Half-year

Effect on international aviation mixed; it looks good in Great Britain, bad in France, indeterminate in others.

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Financial

Aircraft Value ‘yardsticks’ Vary

Dividend policies and “normal” earning power shape market prices; book value has little effect.

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Air Transport

Future’s Planes Vs. Today’s Fields

Plans for new transports outstrip present airports, but engineers feel they can tailor planes to fit.

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