August 7, 1950

Headline News

Britain Ups Aircraft Production

Headline News

Procurement Goal Pushed to $7.7 Billion

Headline News

Aircraft Re-hiring Starts Slowly

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Headline News

Britain Ups Aircraft Production

Expanded jet fighter output will account for most of the $280 million additional defense expenditures.

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Headline News

Procurement Goal Pushed to $7.7 Billion

More funds asked for Naval planes, foreign air aid.

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Headline News

Aircraft Re-hiring Starts Slowly

Employment due to be doubled, but manufacturers move carefully until new orders are confirmed.

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Headline News

How Jet Planes Survive Battle Damage

U. S. jet aircraft have seen their first combat in Korea and already have answered many questions about how such planes would fare against enemy guns (AVIATION WEEK July 31). Last week graphic evidence of the ruggedness of Lockheed F-80s came to hand: the photographs on this page, and the following report of the Lockheed service representative, Noble G. Fleuter, in Korea, which was especially cleared for AVIATION WEEK.
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AIR FORCE CONTRACTS

May Awards Total $189 Million

Contracts for $189 million are included in the list of May awards released by the Air Force (AVIATION WEEK July 31, p. 32). In this total are 53 cost-plusfixed-fee contracts worth $75 million. The awards do not yet reflect increased contract activity resulting from the Korean war nor procurement of confidential items.
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EQUIPMENT

Low Tension System Gaining Favor

American buys $1 million worth of Bendix Scintilla equipment for all R-2800s; increased plug life seen.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Copter Analysis

Piasecki reviews ten failings of present-day rotary wing craft.

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AIR TRANSPORT

War Needs May Hit Bargain Rates

Meanwhile, ten-fold air coach rise, while regular traffic drops, pushes carriers ahead of last year.

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What’s Ahead in Congress

What’s Ahead in Congress

Congress will keep a close eye on the expanding war mobilization program. The War Investigating Subcommittee, named last week by Chairman Millard Tydings of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will fill the role of the famed Truman Committee of World War II, whose harsh, and sometimes questionable criticism of the performance of aircraft manufacturers and Air Force officials in a few isolated cases was balanced by considerable helpfulness to the industry and the military in solving manpower, priority, and other problems.
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SHORTLINES

Shortlines

All American—Has asked the Civil Aeronautics Board for new routes between Williamsport, Pa., and Cleveland, O., via Bradford, Pa., Jamestown, N. Y., and Erie, Pa.; between ScrantonWilkes Barre, Pa., and Hagerstown, Md., via Hazelton and Harrisburg, Pa.
July 311950 August 141950