May 9, 1955

Headline News

Beech to Test Jet Business Plane

Headline News

Xv-1 Makes First Transition

Headline News

‘whirly Girls’

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Headline News

Beech to Test Jet Business Plane

The market for a turbojet-powered 400-mph. business plane will get a critical field-test this summer when Beech Aircraft Corp. sends the French Morane-Saulnier MS-760 on tour in the U. S. and Canada. Tour Outlook—Future of the Wichita aircraft builder and probably that of many business plane equipment makers and fixed-base operators will be influenced by the outcome of these demonstrations.

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Headline News

Xv-1 Makes First Transition

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Headline News

‘whirly Girls’

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Aviation Safety

Engine Failure Downs Private B-34

A Lockheed Model B-34 Ventura, N 44M, owned and operated by the Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, crashed approximately 3,200 ft. north of General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Dec. 17, 1954, at approximately 1708.1 The four occupants were killed and the aircraft was demolished by ground impact and subsequent fire.
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Aeronautical Engineering

How Russian Engineering Looked to a Captured German Scientist

Bonn—The story of Prof. “Hans Schmidt” begins at the end of 1945 when he, with a large group of German scientists, was captured by the Russians in bomb-shattered Berlin and confined in an empty NKVD cellar. After a few weeks of rather dismal existence here, Prof.

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Air Transport

More Airlines Report Salaries

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Aeronautical Engineering

How U. S., British Jet Practices Differ

What are the differences between British and American design and test requirements for jet engines? What factors make the developmental climate healthy in Great Britain and France? What factors account for the production records of the United States manufacturers? Should we adopt British standards to speed our engine development programs? Questions like these must be answered, in view of today’s general belief that the British excel in development but it takes Americans to produce.

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Air Transport

Senators Back Airport, Cargo Programs

Support grows in Commerce Committee for increased airfield funds, larger commercial airfreight fleet.

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Avionics

Modular Transceiver Cuts Space Waste

The problem of squeezing growing numbers of avionics equipments into jam-packed jets has bedeviled the aircraft industry for some time. Now Collins Radio Co. has done something about it by designing Navy BuAer’s new 1,750-channel UHF transceiver, the AN/ARC-52, with a modular construction that can be packaged in a variety of shapes, or even two boxes, to conform better to available fuselage space.

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Special Report

Air Force Copes with Nuclear Radiation

Special Weapons Center learns how to operate aircraft in atomic warfare. Pilots fly into bomb cloud.

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