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April 15, 1957

AIR TRANSPORT

Manufacturers Push to Meet Jet Deadlines

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Hand-picked Team Develops Jupiter

BUSINESS FLYING

New York Police Helicopters Save Lives

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AIR TRANSPORT

Manufacturers Push to Meet Jet Deadlines

Aviation Week surveys progress, design changes being made in U. S. commercial turbine transports.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Hand-picked Team Develops Jupiter

Huntsville, Ala.—Development of ballistic missiles for Army Ordnance Corps is assigned to a hand-picked outfit with a top priority: The Army Ballistic Missile Agency. The Agency’s work load is currently proportioned between two major missile efforts: Redstone XSSM-A-14, a surface-to-surface tactical missile that doubles as a development vehicle for the intermediate range ballistic missile.

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BUSINESS FLYING

New York Police Helicopters Save Lives

New York—New York Police Department helicopter operation underscores the value of rotary wing aircraft as an effective life saving and law enforcement medium for local government. Scores of lives have been saved thus far by Bell 47-Ds belonging to NYPD’s Aviation Bureau.

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AVIONICS

Cytac Makes Bid as Navigation Aid

New York—Cytac, an extremely accurate, low-frequencv hyperbolic navigation system has shed its security wraps to bid for adoption as an international long-distance navigation aid. This puts it in competition with the British Delrac and Dectra systems, the French Radio-Web, and the Navarho system which the Air Coordinating Committee adopted as the official U.S. entry.

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EQUIPMENT

Teflon Hose Use in Jets, Missiles Grows

Roseland, N. J.—High pressure — 3,000 psi.—Teflon aircraft hose is gaining wide acceptance in most of the country’s latest supersonic weapon systems, both in manned aircraft and their powerplants, and in missiles. Called R700, the hose is produced by Resistoflex Corporation in its new plant here.

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Letters

Suspension If the transcript of radio communications by TWA Capt. Leonard Specht (AW, March 18, p. 30) includes all of the important transmissions, Capt. Specht’s license certainly should be suspended. The transcript clearly indicates that he arbitrarily endangered the lives of his own passengers and crew, those of the Capital plane at 16,000, and those of the people below the two planes.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Navy Aims at Low Power Atom Seaplane

New York—Magnitude of nuclear aircraft engineering problems has led the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics to concentrate on its program on a low power, low-performance seaplane as holding the best hope of early success. Such a seaplane with practically unlimited range and endurance would greatly increase the Navy’s anti-submarine and radar early-warning capability.

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Scientists Clash with Newbury on Policy

Defense Department advisors fear oblivion under new regime, some see trend as security threat.

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MANAGEMENT

Ge to Put Accessory Department Under Weapons System Concept

Lynn, Mass.—General Electric’s Aircraft Accessory Turbine Dept. is altering its engineering and sales techniques to fit the weapons system concept of USAF and Navy. USAF’s weapons systems philosophy has been well illustrated on the airframe level by Convair’s B-58 weapons system.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Capital President Says Viscount Slandered By Competing Airlines

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