July 18, 1955

BUSINESS FLYING

Aramco Expanding Private Airlift

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cooling for Hypersonic Missiles Sought By Naca

MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

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BUSINESS FLYING

Aramco Expanding Private Airlift

Arabian American Oil Co. is expanding its already large—$8 million—private airline, to provide the additional transportation required to keep pace with its oil-producing competitors in the Middle East. Aramco’s aviation department provides vital air support for the company’s 440,000-sq. mi. petroleum empire in Saudi Arabia, some 7,000 mi. from New York.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cooling for Hypersonic Missiles Sought By Naca

Moffett Field, Calif.—The formidable hurdle of aerodynamic heating stands between today’s low supersonic performances and projected speeds of 10,000 to 15,000 mph. for tomorrow’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. No relatively thin metal skin alone is going to withstand the heat generated by very high supersonic flight— some cooling means will have to be devised to give built-in resistance.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Fiscal 1957 Budget Plans With the ink scarcely .dry on congressional approval of the $31.8 billion Fiscal 1956 defense budget, top level White House, Treasury and Pentagon planners are beginning consideration of the Fiscal 1957 budget.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Capital Stakes Its Future on Viscounts

British turboprop transport will equalize position in hard competition with Big Four, Carmichael says.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Wright’s New Lab Tests Giant Ramjets

Wood-Ridge, N. J.—Supersonic ramjet engines big enough to propel intercontinental missiles can be tested in the new Wright Aeronautical Division laboratory here. The new facility is an enormous addition dwarfing the original test cell completed six years ago and still classed “among the finest in the world" by Curtiss-Wright chairman and president Roy T. Hurley.

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PRODUCTION

Automated Heavy-duty Production Tools Available to Aircraft Firms

Complete automation of heavy-duty aircraft production machines has moved a step closer, with the announcement by Giddings & Lewis of the commercial availability of their Numericord electronic control system. Recent demonstration for Air Force and aircraft manufacturing officials showed how Numericord could control a G&L aircraft type spar and skin milling machine.
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Usaf Expands Basic Research Program

Closer liaison with science, industry is mission of Office of Scientific Research; Flickinger commands.

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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

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MANAGEMENT

Who's Where

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MANAGEMENT

Frank Piasecki Starts New Firm But Plans to Keep Hand in Old

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