August 29, 1955

AVIONICS

Electronic Aids Speed Quality Control

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Letters

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AVIONICS

Electronic Aids Speed Quality Control

The quality requirements for materials that will he used in high-performance aircraft of the future make non-destructive testing imperative. But test techniques must he accurate, efficient and easy to use. For these reasons, electronic instruments are playing an increasingly important part in quality control.

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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

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Letters

Nonskeds Defended Reading your editorial of July 25, 1955, I became disturbed over one paragraph which reads: North American was interested only in the high density traffic routes where by price cutting it could skim some of the cream from the existing air transport market.
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BUSINESS FLYING

First Royal Gull Executive Plane Ready to Make Market Debut

Milwaukee—The first Royal Gull, only twin-engine amphibian now in production in the U. S., is being completed here after a $300,000 six-month-long redesigning period. The first of the Italian-built five seaters, which have a retail list price of $74,500, f.a.f. Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, already has been sold to the Vest Aircraft and Finance Co., of Denver, its distributor in 11 Western States, Alaska and Mexico.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Government’s Airport-by-airport Distribution of $20 Million Fund

Federal grants totaling $20 million for 205 communities have been awarded by the Commerce Department in the first allotments of the fiscal 1956 Federal airport aid program. Programming of another $42,500,000 authorized for this year (AW Aug. 16, p. 124) is expected to be completed within the next three months.
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AVIONICS

Avionics’ Manufacturers to Form Backbone of Automation Industry

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Quarles Differs USAF’s new Secretary Donald A. Quarles lifted a few Air Force eyebrows in the Pentagon with statements he made on a radio broadcast about 10 days after replacing Harold E. Talbott. Replying to questions by John Randolph Hearst, Quarles made these statements: “I have no evidence that the Soviets can make a truly effective changeover to new equipment more rapidly than we.”

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MANAGEMENT

National Aircraft Show Awaits Record Crowd at Philadelphia

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Airlines Seek Rapid Write-off Extension

Industry fears suspension by ODM of quick tax benefits will inhibit transport aircraft purchases.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Mass Volume Helicopter Needed to Make Short-haul Profitable

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