December 24, 1956

BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Aims for Sales of $46 Million

Letters

AIR TRANSPORT

Polar Route Shows Market Potential

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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Aims for Sales of $46 Million

New York—Business aircraft sales of approximately $46 million will be aimed at by Beech Aircraft Corp.’s distributordealer network in 1957, a goal topping the $40 million in domestic and export business handled in the sales year recently concluded (AW Dec. 17, p. 34).

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Letters

Why do you have to be so intemperate in your editorials? I usually agree with them, but as an economist I must protest against your sometimes determined efforts to close your eyes to any legitimate point of view opposed to yours. Concluding your last editorial (AW Dec. 3, p. 21), which I thought was generally excellent, you say:
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AIR TRANSPORT

Polar Route Shows Market Potential

CAB examiner, recommending Pan American and TWA, estimates 79,000 passengers yearly.

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AVIONICS

Military Suggests Reliability Remedies

New York—Avionics, despite great strides, has not kept pace with the demands imposed by advances in aerodynamics, propulsion and weapon system complexity, top military and industry leaders warned during a symposium held at the recent American Ordnance Assn, meeting here.
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MANAGEMENT

Boeing Will Continue Renegotiation Duel

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EQUIPMENT

Pack Adds to Helicopter Self-sufficiency

New York—Gasoline engine driven power pack, designed to make helicopters self-sufficient, has been developed by Vickers, Inc. It is small and light enough to install in large helicopters. The unit can supply power to start engines, taxi the helicopter with rotors folded, drive electrical generating equipment, operate loading ramps.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Most definite statement concerning USAF’s Fiscal 1958 budget plans was made last week by Chief of Staff Nathan F. Twining who said 35% of Air Force procurement money will be spent on missiles. By 1961, Twining anticipates that the split will be 50-50 between aircraft and missiles.

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AVIONICS

Single Sideband Challenged for Airline-military Communications

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TRANSPORT

Airlines Delay Ground Equipment Plans

Washington—Airlines have postponed indefinitely any industry-wide decision on the best ground equipment for jet transport operations, although some agreement has been reached in establishing basic requirements for jet line maintenance facilities.

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F11f Sets New Speed, Altitude Marks

Tiger equipped with G.E. J79 hits 1,220 mph., reaches 72,000 ft. Grumman wants official try.

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