October 15, 1956

SAFETY

Advent of Jets Dominates Iata Planning

Mach 5 Speeds Press Naca for Answers

SAFETY

Usaf Contracts

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SAFETY

Advent of Jets Dominates Iata Planning

(Because of the importance of the jet transport problems, AVIATION WEEK is printing the full text of the IATA Technical Committee report, signed by Anselme Vernieuwe, delivered at the 12th general meeting at Edinburgh. This is the first part.
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Mach 5 Speeds Press Naca for Answers

Test techniques also sought for extreme high altitudes; low speed regime remains factor.
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SAFETY

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by Air Force Contracting Offices: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio. Sundstrand Machine Tool Co., Rockford, III., constant speed drives, 30 KVA, transmission, 186 ea.; frequency and load controller, 13 8 ea.; automatic paralleling control, 84 ea. (PR 159377-2 and 159377-3 Q), $6,965,982.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Jet-age Role Assigned to Douglas Dc-7

Airlines, which bought DC-7 as interim aircraft, say performance, appeal extend life expectancy.

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MANAGEMENT

Data Processing Speeds Navy Air Supply

Philadelphia—Two new types of electronic equipment recently put into service at the Navy’s Aviation Supply Office here—one a machine, the other a group of machines which form a system—are allowing the office to streamline its vast procurement, distribution and inventory control operations.

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AVIONICS

New Technique Offers Ssb Alternative

Utica, N. Y.—Synchronous detection, a new technique for high frequency radio receiver design which provides many of the anticipated features of single sideband (SSB) using existing amplitude modulation (AM) transmitters, was revealed here at the Second Annual Symposium on Aeronautical Communications.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Temco Achieves Simplicity, Economy in Jet Trainer

Dallas—Temco TT-1 jet primary trainer for the U. S. Navy combines construction simplicity, light weight and low cost with a wide speed range that permits students to be cheeked out at speeds up to Mach .75. It was developed and built entirely with Temco Aircraft Corp. funds.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Army Shows Missile Arsenal; Redstone Near Field Use

Aberdeen, Md. — Army’s Redstone missile system, built around a medium-range ballistic rocket, will soon become an operational weapon. The Army says Redstone has “great accuracy, complete internal guidance and range selection.” It may be a substitute for tactical airpower, Army adds.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Convair 880 Details Show Flexibility

Detailed specifications of Convair’s 880 turbojet transport which have been sent out to prospective buyers portray an airplane that overlaps areas of performance of the long-range turbojets and the shorter-range turboprops but does not fit into either class.
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SAFETY

Aircraft Characteristics in the Approach and Landing Phase

The visual aids aspect which I have just mentioned is only one, albeit a very important one, of the many factors which contribute to approach success. Other factors involved are non-visual approach aids, pilot technique, weather minima, aircraft controllability and stability, flare characteristics, braking efficiency, etc.
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