August 13, 1956

EQUIPMENT

Portable X-ray Boon to Aircraft Industry

Congress Gives Airpower New Strength

Curtiss-wright Aids Ailing Carmaker

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EQUIPMENT

Portable X-ray Boon to Aircraft Industry

New York—Portable X-ray equipment for non-destructive inspection of aircraft and their components is proving an essential and money-saving tool in the airline industry. Airframe manufacturers are turning to portable X-ray machines for specialized uses such as inspection of complex-contour air ducts, 360 deg.

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Congress Gives Airpower New Strength

Democratic-controlled Congress pushes airpower program but blocks civil air-safety measures.

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Curtiss-wright Aids Ailing Carmaker

Air Force blocked B-47 retrofit with J65 engine, but accedes on other Studebaker-Packard contracts.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Flight Tests Compare Douglas B-66, A3d

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AIR TRANSPORT

Eyewitnesses Describe Twa-ual Crash

CAB hearings produce structural evidence of collision, translation of last United message.

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EQUIPMENT

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $2 5,000 and over as released by Air Force Contracting Offices: DAYTON AIR FORCE DEPOT, Gentile Air Force Station, Dayton 10, Ohio. The Garrett Corporation, (AiResearch Mfg. Co. Div.), 9951 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 45, Cal., repair, overhaul and modify controls, thermostatic (PR GE688536), 1660 ea., $167,717.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Future Uncertain for Idlewild Loadair

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AVIONICS

New Device Automatically Tests Diodes

Auto-Sorter checks semiconductor diodes at rates up to 8,000 per hour, sorts them characteristically.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Production Briefing

Warehouse for titanium aircraft stock has been opened by Titanium Metals Corporation of America. Address: 6465 Corvette St., Los Angeles, Calif. Spar milling machine, most powerful ever produced, has been completed by the Farnham Div., Wiesner-Rapp Co., Inc., Buffalo, N. Y. First of 30 similar machine in a $6 million Air Force contract, the Farnham machine is said to be able to remove 150 lbs.
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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

“New principles” being applied at Atomic Energy Commission laboratories in Los Alamos, N. M., and Livermore, Calif., are “rapidly increasing” the family of nuclear weapons. Without giving any hint as to what the new principles might be, the commission’s 20th semi-annual report to Congress said:

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