November 21, 1955

EQUIPMENT

New Cameras Keep Pace with Supersonic Demands

AVIONICS

Lack of Channels May Block Use of Tacan as Common System

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Flight Characteristics of the 707 Airliner

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EQUIPMENT

New Cameras Keep Pace with Supersonic Demands

Chicago—Today’s electronically-assisted photo-reconnaissance pilot can accomplish tasks that formerly would have required the attention of 10 qualified aerial photographers. He can do most of this by simply throwing two cockpit switches.

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AVIONICS

Lack of Channels May Block Use of Tacan as Common System

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Flight Characteristics of the 707 Airliner

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Control of High-energy Sound Seen as Path to Engine Improvement

Burbank, Calif.—Current research on the control of high-energy sound in aircraft jet, rocket and piston power plants may pay off in big performance and design dividends. Already it has eliminated a combustion instability which was causing instantaneous destruction of a missile rocket motor.

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TRANSPORT

Air Traffic Control Will Determine Any Reduction of Collision Hazard

Indianapolis—Alleviation of the mid-air collision hazard, a major worry of the air transport industry and Air Force, reduces almost exclusively to functions of air traffic control. This was the general consensus of airline representatives, airline pilots, manufacturers and Civil Aeronautics Administration officials at the recent anti-collision symposium sponsored by CAA and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

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Cab Liberalizes Irregular Operations

Carriers get unlimited domestic charter authority; awarded maximum 10 scheduled flights each month.

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Letters

On ‘Super Secrecy:’ Sound Thinking #x2026; I have just finished your editorial of Oct. 31 (page 98) in AVIATION WEEK and wish to compliment you for the sound thinking it describes. Well done! ROBERT L. SMITH Executive Vice President Bobrich Products Corp. Beacon, N. Y.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Regional Carriers Win New Western Routes

Washington — Greater competition and a strengthening of western regional carriers are the major factors in the Civil Aeronautics Board Denver service case decision. The Board went beyond the recommendations of its examiner in the case (AW Aug. 8, p. 99) and added competition between United Air Lines and Trans World Airlines at Denver and Kansas City to the new routes suggested for Continental Air Lines and Western Air Lines in the examiner’s report.
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MANAGEMENT

Atomic Attack Tests Dispersal Concept

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Plans for shrinking rather than expanding the Air Transport Assn. have been laid down by Harold L. Pearson, ATA president. Pearson wants to show the member airlines a return on their ATA investment. ATA has an annual budget of about one tenth of 1% of the industry’s billion dollar gross revenue.

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