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January 14, 1957

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Principles of B-58 Inlet Control Systems Revealed

Anti-collision Protection Hopes Jolted

FINANCIAL

Navy Contracts

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Principles of B-58 Inlet Control Systems Revealed

Design principles of an inlet control system being used on the Convair B-58 Hustler bomber were revealed recently by Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co. Speaking before a Bumblebee Aerodynamics Panel at the University of Michigan last month, Ernest R. Poston, the assistant project engineer of the engine controls section of the company’s Aeronautical Div., described the type of system which Honeywell devised to hold the shock pattern at the B-58’s four engine inlets within the narrow limits permissable for supersonic flight.

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Anti-collision Protection Hopes Jolted

Collins Radio cancels orders for anti-collision systems, expressing grave doubts over feasibility.

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FINANCIAL

Navy Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over, as released by Navy Contracting Offices: AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICE, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia 11, Pa. The William Brand & Co., Inc., North and Valley Sts., Willimantic, Conn., wire with braid, (383/2140-1846 E 6/1/53), 55-62000 ft., $54,396.
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Crosswind Firing Test to Aid B-58

Transparent Silicone Rubber Developed

New York—Two silicone rubber developments in unrelated fields, now being made available in limited quantities by the developer, Dow Corning, Corp., will help supersonic aircraft push farther into the thermal thicket. Dow Coming’s two materials:

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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

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MANAGEMENT

New Aia Head Details Problems, Will Visit 100 Industry Plants

Washington—Gen. Orval R. Cook, new president of the Aircraft Industries Assn., will start next week on a tour of more than 100 aircraft and component manufacturing plants. An active pilot for 33 years, former USAF deputy chief of staff for materiel and co-author of the Cook-Craigie Aircraft Production Plan, Gen.

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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

What Budget Holds Presentation of the Eisenhower administration’s Fiscal 1958 budget on Wednesday is expected to set off a heated debate in Congress over the funds proposed for the Defense Department and particularly the Air Force. The Tactical Air Command is almost certain to suffer severe cutbacks as the USAF command with lowest priority.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Tca Picked Vanguard for Economy

Trans-Canada Air Lines decided after two-year study that turboprop costs were less than those of pure jet.

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MANAGEMENT

‘free Enterprise’ for Airlines Demanded

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