June 4, 1951

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Industry Gears to Speed Subcontracting

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Pack Simplifies Cargo Handling

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Af Shuffle

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Industry Gears to Speed Subcontracting

Need to farm out a greater part of work is revamping former buying methods.

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Pack Simplifies Cargo Handling

Aluminum unit eliminates freight-handling headaches, will fit in hold of C-124A, C-119 and XC-99.

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Af Shuffle

Reassignment of high officers proceeding at one-a-day rate.
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New Production Plan for C-119, C-123

A surprise Air Force procurement programming switch last week set up new production plans for the Fairchild C-119 and the Chase C-123 transports. Two shifts were involved: Kaiser-Frazer’s huge Willow Run, Mich., plant will be switched to C-l23s, after a short preliminary production program on C-119s.
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Vandenberg: Red Jets Better

A vastly improved Russian version of the Rolls-Royce Nene jet engine which powers the very fast Russian MiG 15 sweptwing fighter is “superior to any jet engine that we have today,” Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, USAF Chief of Staff, told U. S. Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees last week.
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Af, Navy to Phase Out Piston Engine Planes

Air Force and Navy have begun phase-out of heavy reciprocating engines and no new aircraft are planned which would use the piston engine for power, AVIATION WEEK has learned. The Pratt and Whitney R-4360-53 and the Wright R-3350, according to a Defense Department spokesman, are probably the last of the heavy piston engines which either service will use.
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Britain’s First Four-jet Bomber in Production

The Vickers 660, first of Britain’s series of four-jet bombers, is now in quantity production for the Royal Air Force. Four Rolls-Royce Avon engines power the craft, which made its first flight May 18. The 660 is reported to be faster than the Canberra (a 600mph.-class plane) and has far greater bombload and range.
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American Helicopter Wins Jet Award

American Helicopter Co., Manhattan Beach, Calif., has been winner of an Army-USAF competition for development of a one-place, light-weight jet helicopter for Army liaison use. The company’s design was selected for further development from proposals submitted by eight aircraft manufacturers based upon Army requirements for forward combat-liaison use.
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Af Districts

Quickest way to find out which manufacturers in your area might be subcontracting is to get in touch with your Air Force Procurement District. There are six of them: AF Northeastern Procurement District, Army Base, Boston. AF Eastern Procurement District, 655 Madison Ave., New York.
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Transocean Launches Coast-to-coast Run

Transocean Air Lines is now operating domestic nonscheduled air coach flights West Coast-New York via Kansas City and Chicago. Transocean says up to now it has been mainly an over-ocean carrier—has logged over 300 million international passenger miles.
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