July 3, 1950

Headline News

Minimum Wage: Industry Lesson

Headline News

Congress Straddles Issue on 70-group Af

Headline News

Aid Plan May Triple Jet Output

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Headline News

Minimum Wage: Industry Lesson

Determination for aircraft workers shows Business the dangers of wage increases by administrative action.

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Headline News

Congress Straddles Issue on 70-group Af

Advocates of an up-to-date Air Force and a robust, rapidly expandable air-craft manufacturing industry have suffered a crushing policy defeat—at least on paper. It came on the House-Senate compromise version of legislation setting the statutory composition of USAF.
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Headline News

Aid Plan May Triple Jet Output

Joint Chiefs favor newer fighters for North Atlantic Treaty nations; four types involved.
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Headline News

National Air Races Put Off Until 1951

Flat refusal of Defense Secretary Johnson to permit military aircraft to fly in the National Air Races has forced postponement of the 20-year-old classic from the Labor Day week-end to Armed Forces Day in May 1951. Johnson, in reply to Air Race President Frederick Crawford’s “annual invitation” to the armed forces (AVIATION WEEK June 19), declared that reasons of economy and training forbade his approval for participation of military personnel and aircraft in the show.
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Headline News

Northrop X-4 Ready for Transsonic Test

An NACA test pilot will soon begin exploratory flight test probes into the relatively unknown transsonic speed range of flight, piloting the Northrop X-4 research plane. The pilot, John H. Griffith, who flew 189 missions in USAF fighters in World War II, was recently assigned to conduct the interesting new research mission to take place at Edwards AFB, Muroc, Calif.
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MILITARY CONTRACTS

Af Contracts Total $240 Million

The Air Force awarded contracts in April totaling more than $240 million to about 800 companies. Majority of the contracts, 635, were on a fixed price basis, but aggregated only $24,090,358. Cost plus fixed fee awards, while numbering only 45, totaled $88,302,009.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Britain’s Freighter Queen Makes Debut

Design is conventional, gross is 105,000 lb., landing gear fixed.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Aero Progress Challenges the Engineer

The brief span of supersonic flight has added to the aeronautical engineering “structure” a new tier of complexities, with glaring gaps between what has been considered basic knowledge and concepts comparatively new to the field. Aeronautical engineering has never been a “handbook” science.

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EQUIPMENT

Simplified Crash Fire Switch

U. S. market now being offered new design of device long used in Britain to actuate fire prevention systems.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Eal a Step Nearer in Coast-to-coast Bid

Examiner recommends routes be pushed west from San Antonio with restrictions to protect existing lines.
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