May 2, 1955

Headline News

Information Conflict Fiares Anew Over Gop Pamphlet on Defense

Headline News

Army to Use 50 Copters for Bush Survey

Aeronautical Engineering

Spaceship Instrument Study Needed Now

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Headline News

Information Conflict Fiares Anew Over Gop Pamphlet on Defense

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Headline News

Army to Use 50 Copters for Bush Survey

Fifty helicopters will be used this summer to help the U. S. Army conduct topographical surveys of 125,000 sq. mi. of rugged country in Alaska and Iceland. The Alaskan operation will be a continuation—and windup—of a project started in 1950, carrying its expedition north of the Arctic Circle to Point Barrow.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Spaceship Instrument Study Needed Now

Instrumentation for the control and operation of manned space vehicles is one of the next big research and development problems facing American industry. This subject is so new to industry that if we are ever to be ready for the first space flight, we must begin our studies leading to design of instrumentation right now.

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Production

Services Outline Airpower Plans for Congress

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AVIONICS

Punch Card Control Gives Auto-assembler Flexibility

A new “automatic factory” for mechanized assembly of military electronics items, with built-in flexibility to handle short production runs and frequent design changes, is slated to begin shakedown tests at General Electric next month.

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Special Report

Airpower Advances at ‘teapot’ Tests

Yucca Flat, Nev.—Major advances in development of military atomic airpower have been made during Operation Teapot, the current series of nuclear weapon and experimental device tests at the Atomic Energy Commission proving ground here.

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Air Transport

Airlines Report Executives’ Pay

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EQUIPMENT

Lasi Tailors Aid Plan to Smaller Fleets

Two major problems facing many airlines—obtaining maximum utilization of new equipment quickly, and accurately determining costs—are handled for several carriers by Lockheed Aircraft Service International at its Idlewild facility.

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EDITORIAL

American Airlines Offers No-show Proposal

The no-show problem is one of the air transport industry’s major unsolved problems. This week the Air Traffic Conference meets in Boston to consider solutions to this problem that will ease the airlines’ economic problems without making life miserable for airline passengers.

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Air Transport

Ata Urges Overhaul of Traffic Control

Arnold seeks more money to overcome problems of crowded air space; opposes funds for civil DME.

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