November 24, 1952

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New Cutbacks Hit Aircraft Programs

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Turboprops

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New Angle for Carrier Landings

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New Cutbacks Hit Aircraft Programs

Slashes follow line set by Campbell Report. Funds to go to newer plane, engine types.

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Turboprops

NACA and services seek better plane designs. Mach 1.5 speeds possible with present know-how.
1819
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New Angle for Carrier Landings

A new type of flight deck and operational technique has been developed jointly by the U. S. and British navies to increase efficiency and safety of jet aircraft operations aboard aircraft carriers. The new deck has an additional area extending outboard from the normal flight deck to allow the aircraft landing area to be angled ten degrees off the ship’s centerline.
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Cab Shuffles Chairman’s Duties

Board assumes power to hire and fire, now controls staff matters of policy and major projects.
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Sen. Bridges Calls for K-f C-119 Probe

A Senate airing of Air Force’s contract with Kaiser-Frazer Corp. for production of C-119s early next year is likely. Charging that the unit cost being paid to K-F of $1,200,000 compares with $260,000 being paid to Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp. which originally developed the aircraft, Sen. Styles Bridges has called for a thorough investigation by the Preparedness Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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Safety Built In

That is feature claimed for all-metal Helioplane. First of military version to Army next month.
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Transistor 'aging' Troubles Producers

Reports of “shelf-life aging” in certain types of point-contact transistors are attributed by one leading manufacturer to inadequate sealing against moisture. The manufacturer says he already has taken corrective steps. Reduction in transistor gain, or amplification, are the symptoms of the reported troubles.
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Trans-canada Buys Turboprop Viscounts

Trans-Canada Air Lines has placed an $11.5-million order for 15 Vickers Viscount turboprop transports. This is the first airline order for turboprop transports on this side of the Atlantic. TCA President Gordon McGregor said the Viscounts would be used to supplement TCA’s current fleet of DS-3s and North Stars on its domestic routes.
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Nose-high Takeoff Cited in Comet Crash

An unusually nose-high takeoff attitude is believed to have been responsible for the accident involving a BOAC Comet at Ciampino Airport at Rome, according to some unofficial reports. First contact with the ground apparently was made by the tailskid which dragged down the runway for some distance.
2021
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Fifty Years of Powered Flight

Plans for a year-long observance of the 50th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight were revealed in Washington last week by James Harold (Jimmy) Doolittle, who will head the program. The 50th anniversary of flight observance will begin Dec. 17 at the Wright Memorial dinner in Washington and continue until the same event in 1953.
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