August 14, 1950

Headline News

How Industry Gears for Increased Output

Headline News

Air Strips Built to Order—fast

Headline News

Military Caa?

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Headline News

How Industry Gears for Increased Output

Weakest spot: lack of plans by military to use small firms.

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Headline News

Air Strips Built to Order—fast

An American Air Force Base in Southern Korea—American aviation engineers of the 20th Air Force have transformed this abandoned Japanese air strip into a combat operational fighter base for F-51s. It’s been a patchwork job—nothing compared with the construction of the giant bomber and fighter strips during World War II.
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Headline News

Military Caa?

Plans made to organize workers under USAF in national emergency.

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Headline News

Prototype Hope

House group hearings rekindle chances of cargo, transport program.

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AIR FORCE CONTRACTS

Usaf Procurement Awards Listed

Lockheed Aircraft Service, Inc., Long Island, N. Y., services and materials necessary to rehabilitate F-51 type aircraft, Jan., 1951, $500,000. Loewy Construction Co., New York, repair accumulator stations and extrusion presses, Aug., 1951, $251,699.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Turbine Transport Airworthiness

The Civil Aeronautics Administration is lifting the hazy curtain from the turbine transport scene. It doesn’t profess to know all the answers to the numerous airworthiness problems the high-speed, high-altitude era will bring, but it is tackling those which seem capable of being resolved now.
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FINANCIAL

Aviation Portfolios Gain in Value

Major trust specializing in air investments shifts its holdings to take advantage of rising market.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lab Pushes Work on Better Lubes, Fuels

Texas Co. aim is to keep product quality ahead of new equipment demands.

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EQUIPMENT

Boac Comet to Get Search Radar

Operational tests prove EKCO unit’s value as storm cloud, obstacle detector; 'map-painting’ use seen.

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What’s Ahead in Military Equipment Buying

What’s Ahead in Military Equipment Buying

With a pocket-bulging bankroll of $7.7 billion, the Air Force and Navy have started shopping for aircraft and equipment. Experience and established routine tell them where to go for the planes. But a revolution may be brewing in the purchase of equipment for those planes.
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