January 10, 1955

Headline News

U.s. to Try Dutch Approach Lights

Headline News

Army Aviation Buying Fight Looms

Headline News

United to Spend $50 Million for Dc-8 Jets

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Headline News

U.s. to Try Dutch Approach Lights

Joint USAF-CAA evaluation of ‘Elfaka’ may solve long civil-military pilot battle on lighting configurations.
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Headline News

Army Aviation Buying Fight Looms

Revamping of service’s R&D setup indicates trend toward control of its aircraft procurement program.

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Headline News

United to Spend $50 Million for Dc-8 Jets

Expects delivery will start in 1960, possibly 1959, depending on Douglas commitment for USAF transport. Jet liners to use J57s; UAL chief calls turboprop talk ‘shadowboxing,’ says engines are unavailable.

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Headline News

Design Changes Make F-102 Supersonic

Half-a-dozen design changes, built around more power, less drag and lower weight, make Convair’s YF-102A deltawinged interceptor supersonic in level flight. On its second flight, made at Edwards AFB Dec. 21, the big plane passed through the Mach 1 mark in a climb to 35,000 ft.
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Headline News

Mats ’54 Record: 10.000 Oversea Trips

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House Group Asks Probe of Subcontracts

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Headline News

U. S. Sets Aircraft Export, Import Fees

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AVIATION SAFETY

Parts Catalog Not for Maintenance

At approximately 08401, Mar. 16, 1954, a Continental Air Lines Convair 340, N 90853, made an emergency wheels-up landing in a barren field about two and onehalf miles northeast of the Midland Air Terminal, Midland, Tex. The accident occurred immediately following takeoff.
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PRODUCTION

What’s Delaying Titanium Fastener Use

Wide application of the metal in locknuts waits on advances in metallurgy and manufacturing techniques.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Bell Builds Rocket Engine Knowhow

Buffalo, N. Y.—An aluminum-alloy rocket motor, which can be built quickly and cheaply from standard alloys, is a current high-water mark of Bell Aircraft Corp.’s extensive rocket motor development program. Experimental aluminum-alloy units have been fired with acid-JP-4 propellant combination for continuous runs of almost 10 minutes duration; individual motors have logged more than one hour—a long life under the rigorous conditions of rocket combustion.

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