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July 29, 1957

EQUIPMENT

Space, Weight Gain Boom Liquid Oxygen

HUMAN FACTORS

Usaf Probes Systems Maintenance

FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

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EQUIPMENT

Space, Weight Gain Boom Liquid Oxygen

Bryan, Ohio—Liquid oxygen is rapidly displacing aviation’s old standby, gaseous oxygen, for a breathing supply in high flying jets. It and uses of other liquid gases are making cryogenics a necessary science in aviation. An industry spokesman predicts that all future military aircraft having an oxygen requirement will be liquid oxygen equipped.

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HUMAN FACTORS

Usaf Probes Systems Maintenance

Lowry AFB, Colo.—Probing into the frontiers of human skills and performance-determining how to maintain a nuclear-powered aircraft by remotely controlled manipulators in one instance —is one of many USAF personnel problems being attacked by the Maintenance Laboratory of the Air Force Personnel and Training Research Center here.
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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

Washington — Acquisition and disposal of 105,000 common shares of Continental Air Lines, Inc. stock by Lehman Bros., their entire holding, has been reported by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The transaction was made through Frederick L. Ehrman, director, who disclaims admission of beneficial ownership.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Russia Picks Tougher Satellite Orbit

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Letters

Your recent editorial on airspace, which appeared in AVIATION WEEK’S May 27 issue, was a most timely statement of policy. It was specific, objective, and showed great determination and insight into the needs of aviation. Please accept my congratulations to you and AVIATION WEEK for this continued evidence of leadership in our industry.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Gen. Baker Assumes Capital Presidency

Carmichael will direct policy as board chairman; financial expert Baker plans tighter economy.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf Fires Atomic Air-to-air Missile

Mercury, Nev.—Firing of the first atomic warhead air-to-air missile here ushered in a new era in enemy kill capability for USAF’s Air Defense Command, as ADC commander Lt. Gen. Joseph Atkinson disclosed that such missiles already are on operational status at a number of U. S. bases.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Test Program for Cl-28 Moves Ahead

Montreal—Second Canadair CL-28 long range reconnaissance airplane for the Royal Canadian Air Force has made its first flight and the third airplane has rolled out the door, making for a production schedule of one a month. The first airplane, which flew last spring, has completed more than 42 hr. of the 67 hr. of its Phase I flight test program.
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Iroquois Based on Supersonic Efficiency

Sacrifice of some subsonic performance was made to fit engine for extended operation above Mach 1.

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AVIONICS

Vapor-gravity Boosts Avionic Cooling

Washington—New approach to cooling avionic equipment, which reduces amount of cooling air required by 50% or more and permits more compact equipment construction, stirred considerable interest here at the recent Military Electronics Convention.

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