February 5, 1951

Headline News

New Yardstick for Transportation Safety

Headline News

How NPA Plans to Allocate Materials

Headline News

New C-119 Changes Engines and Props

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Headline News

New Yardstick for Transportation Safety

Economic consultant proposes an improved method of reporting statistics to indicate loss of productive life.

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Headline News

How NPA Plans to Allocate Materials

Program will follow World War II lines but with a provision for civilian planes.

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Headline News

New C-119 Changes Engines and Props

Use of Wright engines and external fuel cells highlight latest Packet.
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Headline News

Our Expanding Industry. . .

Chance Vought Aircraft division of United Aircraft Corp. has new Navy orders for a “substantial” quantity of additional F4U Corsair fighters, probably the F4U-5 and -5N night fighter. Lockheed Aircraft Corp. has received increased orders for its F-94 all-weather jet fighter, which will sharply increase output and push backlog to about $450 million.
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Headline News

Navy Reveals Fast-Climbing XF4D

The U. S. Navy’s latest and most radical interceptor, the Douglas XF4D, made its first flight at Edwards AFB, Muroc, Calif., on Jan. 23, 1951. The tiny craft, designed for catapult takeoff and rapid climb, seems more like a missile than an airplane.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Avionics Highlights IAS Annual Meet

Record number of allied-science organizations join in presenting problem solutions in aeronautics.
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USAF Awards

USAF Awards

Air Materiel Command Procurement Division makes available to AVIATION WEEK recent bid awards, shown on this page. Requests for further information should be addressed to Contracting Officer, AMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, attention: MCPPSX72.
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EQUIPMENT

EAL’s Ideal: Safety, Simplicity

Tight liaison between engineering and maintenance evident at airline’s Miami main overhaul base.

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AIR TRANSPORT

ACTA Awaits CAB Accreditation

The Air Coach Transport Assn, hopes within a week to be accredited formally by the Civil Aeronautics Board as representative of its nonsked airline members. This will permit the Military Traffic Service of the Defense Department to consider ACTA as representative of the nonskeds at military bases along with the scheduled airlines, which are represented by Air Transport Assn., for getting charter contracts and furlough business.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Three Month Wait for Priorities

Orders for airline planes will be considered for DO ratings only every quarter except in urgent cases.
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