May 29, 1950

Headline News

Airline Engineers Told About Jets

Headline News

Airlines Study New Systems

Headline News

Atlantic Pact Means More Plane Buying

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Headline News

Airline Engineers Told About Jets

In two-day symposium at IATA meeting, operators hear what has happened so far to turbine transports.

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Headline News

Airlines Study New Systems

First international carrier technical conference held in U. S. argues value of recent methods and devices.

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Headline News

Atlantic Pact Means More Plane Buying

New collective security plan likely to up procurement funds as much as $3-6 billion.

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Headline News

Symington Starts To Tighten Planning

Re-vitalized National Security Resources Board, under its new chairman, W. Stuart Symington, former Air Force Secretary, is expected to move forward rapidly in the field of mobilization planning—largely neglected and victim of inattention in high places since the end of World War II.
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AIR FORCE CONTRACTS

GE Tops March Contract Awards

The Air Force awarded contracts in March totaling more than $140 million to slightly over 800 firms. This was nearly double the value of February awards, and also a great increase in the number of contracts. An interesting difference from past procurement actions was the amount allocated during the month on fixed price incentive contracts:
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Compound Engine Goes into Service Use

First details disclosed on Turbo-Cyclone now flying in Navy planes.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Jet Transport Overhaul Needs

Airline engineers told chief servicing problems are flow path fouling, failure of burners and guide vanes.

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AVIONICS

Ticket Machine With a Memory

Electronic reservation unit being built for American Airlines gives instant data on system-wide bookings.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Test Chamber to Aid Air Packaging Design

Container engineers, air shippers and carriers may profit by research being conducted by the Packaging Branch of the Materials Laboratory, Engineering division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio. The answers to special packaging problems are being sought in a new test chamber which simulates flight conditions by introducing conditions of temperature, altitude and vibration.
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Antenna Research Aims at Compactness

Miniaturization is being stressed in fundamental research on flush-mounted cavity antennas being carried out at the Stanford University Microwave Laboratory Stanford, Calif. The program sponsored by the USAF. A cavity resonator is a hollow antenna, whose geometry is such that electromagnetic waves are reflected in a phase relationship which increases their amplitude.
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