November 1, 1954

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Dc-7c Challenges Turbine Transports

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Comet Findings May Upset Design Concepts

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Aussies Beef Up Airlines, Raaf

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Dc-7c Challenges Turbine Transports

Santa Monica, Calif.—Douglas Aircraft Co.’s DC-7C has flung a performance challenge to other transport manufacturers and to the airline industry. Guaranteed performance figures for the 7C have forced airline operators to take another look at their fleet requirements for the next decade; have dared manufacturers of turboprop and turbojet transports to match its economy and even its point-to-point speed, and have forced grudging admiration from the competition, with the reservation that, of course, the competition has an answer coming right up.

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Comet Findings May Upset Design Concepts

London—Release in detail at a court of inquiry of exactly why and how the British Overseas Airways Corp. de Havilland Comet 1 blew up at Elba (AVIATION WEEK Oct. 25, p. 17) raises a whole new series of questions for British airframe manufacturers.

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Aussies Beef Up Airlines, Raaf

British turboprops compete with U. S. piston transports on wide-open market; defense policy shifts to airpower.
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Navy Develops New Air Tanker Concept

Navy is seeking additional help from aircraft equipment manufacturers for the development of a new concept of aerial refueling. Object of the new plan is to make every type of carrier-based aircraft, including fighters, quickly convertible for aerial tanker operations.
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Lee Predicts Stable Airport Aid Program

Federal airport aid should be continued in fiscal 1956 “on a scale at least as large as at present,” says Civil Aeronautics Administrator Fred B. Lee. The airport aid appropriation for fiscal 1955 was $22 million. Lee reports that in view of President Eisenhower’s plan for an extensive program of highway improvements, “. . . all forecasts agree that the same trend will be felt in civil aviation, and there is every reason to believe that this Administration will show the same foresight and aggressiveness in pushing a program to meet resulting airport needs.”
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Business Flyers Get Overload Warning

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Japan Aviation to Ask $40 Million U. S. Aid

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Small Firms Can Save Tax Dollars: Sdia

Los Angeles—Small Defense Industries Assn. has urged government action on dangers that face many qualified aircraft subcontractors as a result of being overlooked in mobilization planning. Hampden Wentworth, chairman of SDIA and president of Longren Aircraft Co., told a press conference the results of a survey show that many small business enterprises are suffering setbacks.
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Small Firms Get Big Slice of B-52 Dollar

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Germany May Build Lightplanes, Copters

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