November 14, 1955

MANAGEMENT

Usaf Gears Global Logistics to Jet Age

Force of 10 Hurricanes Buffet Ejected Pilot

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Once-obscure Pneumatic Ducting Earns Role in Turbojet Designs

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MANAGEMENT

Usaf Gears Global Logistics to Jet Age

Airlift plus automation equal fast and flexible air logistics. That is the new equation which is at last emerging from our efforts of the past decade to create a global logistics system geared to the speeds of modern air weapons and to the strategy of the jet-atomic age.

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Force of 10 Hurricanes Buffet Ejected Pilot

The only pilot to make a low-altitude, supersonic bailout and survive describes his ordeal.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Once-obscure Pneumatic Ducting Earns Role in Turbojet Designs

Los Angeles—High-temperature, high-pressure pneumatic ducting has assumed a new, and growing, importance in the field of aircraft design. Once almost unknown in the aircraft industry, the ducting is now being used to feed bleed air from turbojet engine compressors to auxiliary services, where the air is employed as the power source.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Propulsion Research Announces ‘a New Form of Jet Propulsion’

Santa Monica, Calif.—A new form of jet propulsion which may be applicable for speeds ranging from subsonic through supersonic (and for light as well as heavy aircraft), is under development by the Propulsion Research Corp. here. Although PRC limits its description of the system to the bare phrase, “a new form of jet propulsion,” company officials believe it could be installed as a retrofit item in a wide variety of existing aircraft.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Caa Outlines $1 Billion Airways Plan

Air Coordinating Committee reviewing 5-year plan aimed at solving knotty traffic control problems.

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AVIONICS

New Convair Facility Given Task of Speeding Aircraft Design Flow

San Diego—Convair’s recently completed data reduction-processing center is scheduled to go into full operation here next week with the assigned tasks of stepping up the design flow of new airframes and solving such problems as the flight loads on the F-102A.

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MANAGEMENT

Reversals Blur Renegotiation Picture

Washington—Abrupt shifts in rede-termination actions between the statutory Renegotiation Board here and its Regional Boards heightened the confusion over aircraft industry profits (AW Nov. 7, p. 12). Here is the action in three cases involving aircraft companies:

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PRODUCTION

Douglas Safety Program Pays Off in Saved Time, Money and Lives

Santa Monica, Calif.—A lesson in the implementation of plant safety, a much-bandied expression that is easier to pronounce than institute, can be learned here at Douglas Aircraft Co.’s Santa Monica Division, the nation’s safest aircraft plant by the reckoning of the National Safety Council’s Aeronautical Industries Section.
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AVIONICS

New Avionic Products

Bonded silicon diodes are available in eight different types, four of them for use as voltage references or regulators at voltages ranging from 3 to 11 v. Units can operate at ambient temperatures of—55C to 150C. For complete technical data:
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PRODUCTION

Production Briefing

McCauley Industrial Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has appointed Standard Aero Engine Ltd. of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as a Canadian distributor for its propellers. ▶ Marion Electrical Instrument Co. recently transferred all operations to a new, half-million-dollar plant at Grenier Field, Manchester, N. H.
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