June 25, 1956

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Key Tool for Icbm, Satellite Studies

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Aerodynamic Heating Problems Reviewed

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Key Tool for Icbm, Satellite Studies

The intercontinental ballistic missile and the earth satellite vehicle have forced a sudden and rapid growth in the newest branch of the aeronautical art: gas dynamics. Neither of these vehicles flies in the traditional air of the aerodynamicist.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Aerodynamic Heating Problems Reviewed

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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: HEADQUARTERS, WILKINS AF STATION, Shelby AF Depot, Shelby, Ohio. Los Angeles Automotive Works, Inc., 1020 Towne Ave., Los Angeles 21, Calif., miscellaneous spares for Type A4 17 ton hyd axle jack, (8200-411080), 31833 ea., (PR-WL-547860), $31,417.
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SAFETY

Panam Dc-7b Engine Lost Near Venice

A Pan American World Airways DC-7B, N 776PA, lost No. 3 powerplant because of engine fire while in flight near Venice, Italy, on December 28, 1955, about 1930.¹ The aircraft returned to Rome, its last point of departure, and landed without further difficulty.
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BUSINESS FLYING

First Field Clinic Covers Icing, Brakes

Teterboro Airport, N. J.—Following a growing trend by manufacturers in the aircraft industry to establish stronger distributor-factory-customer ties, B. F. Goodrich Co. last week presented the company’s first field clinic for corporation pilots.

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FINANCIAL

Navy Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts of $25,000 and over as released by Navy Contracting Offices: AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICE, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia 11, Pa. Reliance Chemical Co., Lee Terminal-Standiford Field, Louisville 13, Ky., enamel, (IFB-383-809-56), 42000 gals, $99,440.
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AVIONICS

Control System for 1975 Traffic Outlined

Boston—One concept of a Common System navigation and traffic control for 1975 calls for a nation-wide network of ground radars and full integration of Common System and the SAGE air defense system. The possible 1975 system, resulting from an Air Navigational Development Board systems engineering approach to updating the basic Common System concepts enunciated in 1947-1948 by RTCA’s Special Committee 31, was disclosed by James L. Anast at the spring assembly of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics.

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Letters

Thumper Defense In an article in your issue of April 9, 1956 (page 44) entitled “Effective ICBM Defense Possible Under Present State of Art,” I was surprised to learn that, “. . . General Electric’s Project Thumper (MX-795)—concluded that defense against even as elementary a weapon as the V-2 was technically beyond reach.”

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Test Pilot Report on Boeing Jet 707

Garden City, L. I.—In spite of its higher performance and greater weight, the Boeing 707 jet transport is less work to fly than equipment currently in service, according to A. M. “Tex” Johnston, chief of flight test for Boeing. Johnston amplified earlier reports of the 707’s handling characteristics (AW Nov. 21, 1955) in an address before a meeting of eastern members of the Air Line Pilots Association here.

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TRANSPORT

Boom Is Forecast in Air Travel

Air travel trends indicate that two-thirds of the nation’s common carrier travel will be by air in the 1970-75 era, Lloyd B. Aschenbeck, supervisor-market research, Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc., told IAS members last week. Aschenbeck also forecast that the demand for scheduled domestic seat-miles will exceed supply in 1965 by 14.5 to 24.5 billion seat-miles.
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