May 22, 1950

Headline News

Lines Sharp on Lightplane Bill

Headline News

Lark Production Shows Missile Progress

Headline News

Omnibus Money Bill Passed By House

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Headline News

Lines Sharp on Lightplane Bill

Industry still sees nationalization threat in plan to spend $5 million on development by government.

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Headline News

Lark Production Shows Missile Progress

Rocket-powered anti-aircraft weapon is combat standby for Navy and USAF.

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Headline News

Omnibus Money Bill Passed By House

The House last week stamped approval on 1951 fiscal year budgets for five aviation agencies in passing the $29billion omnibus government appropriation bill. These were: • Air Force, $5,390,904,000 ($4,580,615.000 cash and $810,289,000 contract authorization).
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Headline News

Convair Operates Ramjet Test Unit

Another addition to the list of guidedmissile test facilities was disclosed this week with announcement of a new high altitude test chamber operated by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. at the Ordnance Aerophysics Lab., Daingerfield, Texas.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Princess—milestone Or Millstone?

Designer argues that plane for 3500-mile terminal-to-terminal range should he turboprop flying boat.

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PRODUCTION

Greer Turns to Airborne Units

Leading manufacturer of equipment for ground tests now developing components for operational use in air.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Mats in No Hurry to Use Jets

Kuter sees turboprop versions of C-97 and C-124 as answer to military airlift needs for next five years.

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FINANCIAL

Carriers’ Profit Outlook Varies

Standard and Poor’s survey sees air coach effect and possible mail cuts as keys to 1950 results.

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EDITORIAL

The Great Train Robbery Or Our Self-supporting Railroads

We have before us the Southern Railway System’s new advertisement in Business Week for May 6. The rails have been pretty noisy for a long time about subsidies and how they don’t have any. This ad is typical. It says that of all the forms of inter-city commercial transportation, only the railroads are self-supporting.
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STRICTLY PERSONAL

Strictly Personal

HOT DOGGEREL—Rudder Flutter, that official mimeographed spokesman of the Idaho State Dept, of Aeronautics, furnishes our Thoughtful Rhyme for Today: Here lies the body of Pilot Willy, Who thought testing of engines silly; Willy was hot But his engine was not.

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