February 27, 1956

Britain’s Aircraft Needs: Part IV

Industry Leaders Swamped By Tradition

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Russia’s Rapid Helicopter-design Progress Based on Two Centuries of Experience

TRANSPORT

Federal Airport Grants Total $39 Million

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Britain’s Aircraft Needs: Part IV

Industry Leaders Swamped By Tradition

The (British aircraft) industry for the most part is controlled by men who came into it in its early wood and fabric days, and it must be immensely difficult for them, having lived through two wars and done a very fine job of work, to adjust themselves to the modern requirements with a vastly different tempo; in fact, I should think it was quite impossible for them to do so.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Russia’s Rapid Helicopter-design Progress Based on Two Centuries of Experience

The recent and rapid progress m Russian helicopter design, paralleling that country’s speedy development cycle for heavy jet bombers and supersonic fighters, has served to focus intense interest on the rotary-wing phase of Soviet aviation.

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TRANSPORT

Federal Airport Grants Total $39 Million

Washington—Federal grants totaling $38,932,065 for 319 state airport projects have been awarded by the Civil Aeronautics Administration in the second allocation of funds for the Fiscal 1956 federal airport aid program. The new allotments are in addition to grants totaling $20 million for 205 communities which were made last summer (AW Aug. 29, p. 25).
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Russians Outpacing U.s. in Air Quality, Twining Warns Congress

USAF Chief of Staff says research and development effort paying off; Bisons outnumber B-52 bombers.

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MANAGEMENT

Profit Hearing May Mean New Legislation

Washington—Congressional hearings on the profits of airframe manufacturers are expected to lead to new procurement legislation. The first companies to testify before the House Armed Services Investigating Subcommittee, headed by Rep.

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Quarles Reports to Congress

Only Two Usaf Missiles in Production

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Letters

I would like to make some belated comments on the Cockpit Viewpoint from your December 5th issue. Dyed extinguishant is a definite necessity for accident investigation. The British used it through most of the war period and obtained some valuable information.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Passenger Copters Favored for Chicago

CAB examiner’s report picks Helicopter Air Service, advises denying fixed-wing carrier’s application.
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EDITORIAL

Twining, Quarles Confirm Airpower Budget Fraud

The full scope of the airpower budget fraud being perpetrated on the American people in the Fiscal 1957 federal budget was revealed in testimony before the Senate Armed Service Committee by Gen. Nathan F. Twining, USAF Chief of Staff, and Donald A. Quarles, Secretary of the Air Force.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Although Trevor Gardner’s request for $250 million more in USAF research and development funds had the support of the Air Staff in addition to distinguished USAF advisors such as Brig. Gen. Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Theodore von Karman and Dr. Guyford Stever, USAF Secretary Donald Quarles vetoed it.

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