September 19, 1955

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Naca Details Area Rule Breakthrough

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tiny Navy Skyhawk Steals Show at Big National Aircraft Display

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Naca Details Area Rule Breakthrough

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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by Air Force Contracting Offices: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO. Springfield Elevator Co., 120 West North Street, Springfield, Ohio, furnishing inspecttion, lubrication, maintneance, minor repairs, and adjustment of certain lifts, hoists, cranes, monorails, and other related equipment (also major repairs & adjustments to same equipment) under the jurisdiction of WADC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, (contract No. AF 33 (601)-202, job, not to exceed $60,000.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tiny Navy Skyhawk Steals Show at Big National Aircraft Display

Philadelphia—The star of the static aircraft displays at the 1955 National Aircraft show was the Navy’s tiny Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk which reputedly can carry a load equal to its own weight. The A4D on display—it had just been placed aboard the USS Ticonderoga for carrier suitability trials— showed some changes from earlier Skyhawks, particularly 18 vortex generators on each wingtip near the leading edge, six near the wing-root trailing edge and six more on the lower side of the fuselage near the wing root.
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AVIONICS

Wescon Hears First Report on Free Power Avionics Devices

San Francisco—Small transistor receivers and transmitters which require no batteries or solar cells and operate directly from “free power” radiated by-broadcast stations were described by Hydro-Aire’s Dr. Hans Hollmann during the recent Western Electronics Convention here.

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FINANCIAL

Stock Changes for California Eastern

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AMC Warning: Perform Or Lose Profit

Contractors’ profit margin will depend on deliveries, outcome of service tests, Gen. Baker tells industry.

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ALSO ON THE MARKET

Also on the Market

Mylar kit No. 1 helps solve the problem of underwing corrosion from exhaust gases. The kit includes materials for cleaning surface contamination from corroded areas. Then a .005-in.-thick permanent Mylar shield is applied. The shield is easily wiped clear when necessary.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Goal: Abolish Mail Case Backlog

Carriers face reduced pay as Board moves to apply ‘Offset’ principle in computing final compensation.

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FINANCIAL

Small Businesses Get $3-billion in Aircraft Contracts During 1954

Washington—More than $3 billion of aircraft components and accessories were supplied by small business firms employing fewer than 500 persons in 1954, according to a survey by the Aircraft Industries Assn. The study covered 35 major manufacturers of airframes, engines and components.
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EDITORIAL

From the Editor’s Notebook

With the successful 1955 National Air Show at Philadelphia, this institution has completed its metamorphosis from the pylon bending, crash-marred spectacles at Cleveland to a spectacular, significant and safe annual report to the American people on the state of their military airpower.

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