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February 4, 1957

MISSILE ENGINEERING

1965 Weapons Need Adequate Funds for Research Now

AIR TRANSPORT

Bea Stakes Future on Turboprop Fleet

Letters

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

1965 Weapons Need Adequate Funds for Research Now

New York—Weapon systems for 1965-1970 cannot be delivered unless adequate funds are provided now for research and development. This warning was sounded by Dr. Courtland D. Perkins, Chief Scientist for USAF, at the 25th annual meeting of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Bea Stakes Future on Turboprop Fleet

London—British European Airways will stake its future upon an all-turboprop fleet until it finds a jet specifically designed for its medium-range route pattern. BEA Chairman Lord Douglas of Kirtleside admits that “we are talking with British manufacturers on the possibilities of producing a jet that will meet our needs.”

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Letters

Summing Up the Case In recent years the ALPA embarked on a campaign to usurp the flight engineers’ job. The campaign began mildly by means of manufactured rumor, passed by word of mouth from pilot to pilot. A classic example of this rumor, which has since been labeled “the big lie,” was that the flight engineer was pushing for second in command and that the captain was losing his authority.
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MANAGEMENT

Symington Report Urges Airpower Boost

Washington—All segments of the Eisenhower Administration’s Air Force program were termed inadequate in the face of the Soviet threat last week by the Democratic majority of a special Senate Air Force Subcommittee headed by Sen. Stuart Symington (D.-Mo.).

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Guided Missile Probe The House Armed Services Committee will soon begin a comprehensive review of the guided missile roles and missions assigned to the three services last November by Secretary of Defense Wilson (AW Dec. 3, p. 30). The main objective of the review, according to committee chairman Rep. Carl Vinson (D.-Ga.), will be to determine whether the Wilson assignments are consistent with the roles and missions assigned to the services by legislation.

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MANAGEMENT

Defense Group Drafts New Salary Plan

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AVIONICS

Doppler Radar Auto-navigator Principles Described to Ias

New York—Radan, a lightweight version of General Precision Laboratory’s military APN-81 automatic Doppler navigator, under consideration by several international carriers for jetliner use, is now in limited production, William J. Tull of GPL reported here last week at the annual meeting of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences.
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Symington Report on Airpower

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EQUIPMENT

Mobile System Developed for Matador

A new, all-terrain mobile ground support system has been developed for the TM-61B Matador (AW Jan. 28, p. 30), Glenn L. Martin Company’s latest version of the surface-to-surface tactical guided missile. Self-Sufficient The completely self-sufficient ground support system is made up of two vehicles—a multi-purpose prime mover called the MM-1 Teracruzer, and a Matador-carrying semi-trailer, the Translauncher which sends the missile on its mission.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Burgess Aims First at Twa Management

New York—Improved managerial judgment in solving Trans World Airlines’ problems is the primary goal of new TWA President Carter L. Burgess. Getting managers in the field to recognize their responsibilities will be his main objective for the next 60 days, according to Burgess, who went to work in his new job last Monday.

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