January 30, 1956

SAFETY

Crews, Tower Erred in Traffic Procedure

AVIONICS

Sage Provides New Defense Concept

EQUIPMENT

‘thermal Barrier’ Puts Emphasis on Precision Forming Techniques

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SAFETY

Crews, Tower Erred in Traffic Procedure

At 1014,1 July 12, 1955, a Trans World Airlines Douglas DC-3, N 51167, and a Baker Flying Service Cessna 140A, N 1158D, collided in flight approximately two miles north-northwest of the Fairfax Airport Control Tower, Kansas City, Kansas.
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AVIONICS

Sage Provides New Defense Concept

Lexington, Mass.—The air defense SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) system, one of the boldest military projects ever to be undertaken in peacetime, is beginning to move from concept into operating hardware. In terms of scope and complexity, the multibillion-dollar SAGE ranks with the World War II Manhattan Project and the present intercontinental ballistic missile program.

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EQUIPMENT

‘thermal Barrier’ Puts Emphasis on Precision Forming Techniques

Milwaukee—Precision hot forming and welding techniques for fashioning and fabricating hard metals are becoming increasingly important as supersonic aircraft penetrate deeper into the “thermal barrier,” requiring greater use of heat-resistant high-strength metals.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Rothschild Denies Hampering Aviation

Commerce Undersecretary disputes ‘ground-minded’ charge, opposes separate CAA, defends firing of Lee.

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MANAGEMENT

Defense Cuts Usaf Budget $1-2 Billion

Washington—Pentagon discipline forbids the Air Force from disclosing how much money it originally sought for Fiscal 1957, but competent estimates run from $1 to $2 billion higher than the $16.5 billion the administration requested (AW Jan. 23, p. 26).

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Killian Outlines Technological Program for Survival

President warns IAS of new Soviet potential; Boeing gives group details of new jet noise suppressor.
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Letters

AVIATION WEEK remains the best aviation magazine, in my estimation, and thanks to your editorials, you succeeded almost completely in arousing the U. S. to the critical airpower situation. Your May 23, 1955, edition on Russian airpower gains was a huge “boost” to telling the citizens of the U. S. the truth about Russia’s latest airpower.
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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Military services are increasingly annoyed at Commerce Department’s controversial Office of Strategic Information. OSI was set up to encourage “voluntary” censorship by civilians of nonclassified technical information which might possibly be of use to an enemy.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Boeing Says Suppressor Reduces Jet Noise of 707 to Dc-7 Level

New York—Boeing Airplane Co. announced last week that its recently-developed sound suppression nozzle can cut the sound level of a Pratt & Whitney J57 engine running at full throttle with water injection to that of a Wright Turbo-Compound engine in a DC-7.
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MANAGEMENT

Republicans Are on Defensive as Budget Debate Time Nears

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