November 9, 1953

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Aircraft Procurement: Obligations, Expenditures By Month, 1951-54

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Nbaa Is Silent on Plane Needs

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Fbi, Senate Committee Investigate Cab

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Aircraft Procurement: Obligations, Expenditures By Month, 1951-54

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Nbaa Is Silent on Plane Needs

Business pilots fail to come up with design suggestions, despite manufacturers’ pleas to tell us what you want.

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Fbi, Senate Committee Investigate Cab

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Senate Permanent Investigating Committee are making independent investigations to determine if irregularities have been involved in the activities of Civil Aeronautics Board. Individuals interrogated by the investigators report they have been questioned extensively for information on CAB chairman Oswald Ryan.
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Strike Setback

Los Angeles—Plans of two unions for a coordinated wage fight throughout the aircraft industry received a severe setback last week when International Association of Machinists (AFL) workers at the Douglas Aircraft Co. apparently refused to go along with strike plans.
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Aircraft Output Hits Postwar Peak

Industry profits appear headed for new record as 1953 military and civil production nears 16,700 planes.
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Connie Cutbacks

Substantial curtailment of commercial aircraft production was forecast last week by Lockheed Aircraft Co. The company predicts domestic and foreign commercial sales will be restricted “because of the continuing requirements of the national defense program.”

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Air Contracts

New contracts for aircraft and related procurement by Air Force and Navy dropped sharply during the first quarter of fiscal 1954. Defense Department records show: USAF and Navy obligations plummeted from a total of $639 million obligated in April to $308 million in May and $202 million in June.
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F-100, F4d Battle for Top Speed Laurels

Los Angeles—North American Aviation last week claimed a world speed mark of 754.98 mph. for its F-100 Super Sabre over a 15-km. course, but the claim brought only derisive comment from Douglas Aircraft Co., whose F4D holds the 3-km. course record of 753.4 mph.
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Doman Lays Off Production Men

Doman Helicopters, Inc., Danbury, Conn., has cut employment from 114 to 46 “because of realignment of operations brought about by decision to supply components to Hiller Helicopters, Palo Alto, Calif., and Doman-Fleet Helicopters, Ltd., Ft. Erie, Canada (AVIATION WEEK NOV. 2, p. 7), rather than manufacture complete helicopters in Danbury.”
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West Coast May Try Bulk Airmail

Airlines probably will start carrying first-class mail between major West Coast cities, according to Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield. It all depends upon whether the airlines can match competitive cost of surface transportation.
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