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May 20, 1957

BUSINESS FLYING

Curtis Told Business Flying Will Boom

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Charts Offer "First Pass" Design Check

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BUSINESS FLYING

Curtis Told Business Flying Will Boom

Washington—U. S. business aircraft will generate more than five billion passenger-miles in 1976, approximately one-quarter of all first-class air and rail transportation in the 100 to 1,000-mile range, General Aviation Facilities Planning Group has reported to Edward P. Curtis, special assistant to President Eisenhower for aviation facilities planning.

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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts of $25,000 and over as released by Air Force Contracting Offices: AF OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARDC, Washington 25, D. C. University of Rochester, Rochester 20, X. Y., continuation of research on “primary cosmic radiation and its interaction with matter”, (AF 18(600)-380), job, $64,050.
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Charts Offer "First Pass" Design Check

Used as an aid in the preliminary design of aircraft at Convair (Ft. Worth) Division of General Dynamics Corp, this manual provides a short-cut method. It reduces the time and effort required to analyze large numbers of new designs before detailed comparisons are made of the more promising configurations.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Ocean Cargo Service Gains in First Year

New York—Seaboard and Western Airlines, encouraged by its first year as a scheduled transatlantic carrier, expects an 80% increase this year in its allcargo commercial business. Since it began scheduled service April 10, 1956, the airline has experienced a substantial growth in traffic as frequencies have risen and Super Constellation equipment has been phased into the operation to replace its DC-4s on the North Atlantic.

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AIR TRANSPORT

North Central Battles to Escape Subsidy

Minneapolis—North Central Airlines is hinging its hopes for an escape from federal subsidy on new equipment and long-haul routes. The decision by North Central to base its future on these two factors, probably will bring an order for Convair 440s and a strengthening of the carrier’s bid for a wider region of operation and better routes.

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Curtis Wants New Agency, End to Caa

All-powerful Federal Aviation Agency would absorb CAA, confine CAB to economic regulatory powers.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

B-58 Flights Taped By New Data System

Ft. Worth—Flight test data system tailored for the B-58 is helping Convair speed up the test flight schedule for the new supersonic bomber. Convair engineers have designed a data processing system for the Hustler capable of handling data in a new, high performance flight test environment not previously encountered by bombers.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Human Factors Stressed in Atlas Plant

San Diego—In contrast to a straight brick-and-mortar approach, human factors and environment are being emphasized in a new integrated facility being erected here adjacent to Montgomery Airport for development and manufacture of the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile and advancement of practical space technology.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Turbomotor Describes Light Engine Bid

New York—First indication of how Curtiss-Wright Corp.’s Turbomotor Division will attack design of small gas turbines was a description of a 2,000 lb. turbojet for supersonic flight given by three Turbomotor engineers before a recent meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers here.
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MANAGEMENT

Mahon Moves to Trim Missile Projects

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