July 30, 1956

FINANCE

Usaf Contracts

Charges Hurled at British Air Industry

AVIONICS

Usaf Goal: More Data, Fewer Instruments

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FINANCE

Usaf Contracts

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Charges Hurled at British Air Industry

Alleging greed, lethargy, incompetence in companies, former Gloster test pilot criticizes Javelin.

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AVIONICS

Usaf Goal: More Data, Fewer Instruments

Dayton—USAF’s ambitious new look in cockpit instrumentation aims to eliminate 25% of the instruments a pilot must scan, yet provide more information in a form much easier to assimilate (AW July 23, p. 62). To accomplish this, the Wright Air Development Center’s Flight ControlDisplay Integrating Working Group has launched a basic study into just what information a pilot needs and how this information can most naturally be integrated and displayed.

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Letters

Some months ago I wrote an article for our ALPA magazine entitled “We Need 100% IFR Now.” I'm no Nostradamus, but I stated that, under our present flight rules, “that accident we all dreaded, a mid-air collision between two airline airplanes, was a dead certainty.”
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EQUIPMENT

Cartridge, Old Standby, Expands in Use

New York—An old type of auxiliary aircraft power source, the cartridge, is expanding into new, diversified uses, an AVIATION WEEK survey reveals. Some airplane makers are more in favor of the explosive powerplant than are others. With one exception, each of the airframe manufacturers questioned said that they contemplated or were engaged in research or experimental programs aimed at extending the use of CAD (cartridge-actuated devices) into untried fields.

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TRANSPORT

Pacific Air Traffic Grows; Olympics Help

Los Angeles—Scheduled air carriers serving the Pacific area are experiencing the heaviest vacation traffic season in their history. Not only are they flying approximately one-quarter more passengers than in record-breaking peak months of 1955, but the heavy season is expected to extend beyond the vacation months into November.

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TRANSPORT

Cab Warns of Potential Collision Toll

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FINANCE

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. Seymour Wallace & Co., 1200 S. 8th St., St. Louis 1, Mo., blankets: insulation, (383/ 29081-2897G4/2/56/AERO), 120000 sq. ft., $36,528.
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EDITORIAL

Keep An Eye on Aeroflot

Soviet military aviation has sprung a series of surprises on a too smug western world during the past three years. After a look at operations of Aeroflot, the Soviet’s government-owned airline, and talking with some of its executives and aircraft designers in Moscow, we predict that the Russians will spring some new surprises in air transport on the West during the next five years.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Business Plane Decoration Volume Grows

A rising volume of executive aircraft interior decorating business is expected to double the income of Horton & Horton Custom Works, Ft. Worth, Tex., this year. Two years ago, the company moved from Houston to its present Meacham Field quarters because it needed more space.

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