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November 4, 1957

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Interceptor Project Faces Cancellation

MISSILE ENGINEERING

U. S. Press Endorses Missile Radar Story

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Army Evaluates Armed Helicopter Units

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Interceptor Project Faces Cancellation

The tail surfaces are also distinguished by tip fairings, also probably serving as anti-flutter devices. Thickness of the tail surfaces is 5%. The horizontal tail is mounted just below the fuselage centerline with considerable anhedral.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

U. S. Press Endorses Missile Radar Story

Following are editorial comments from some of the nation’s leading newspapers on Aviation Week’s decision to publish a story on the U. S. radar base in Turkey (AW Oct. 21, p. 26):

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Army Evaluates Armed Helicopter Units

Ft. Rucker, Ala.—Experimental exercises with armed helicopters here at the Army Aviation Center will be reviewed soon to establish tactical doctrine and equipment requirements for operational flying cavalry units. These proposed helicopter units will be self-contained and able to support themselves for three or four days in the field with their own maintenance, resupply and evacuation of battle casualties.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Piper Revises Product Lineup for 1958

Williamsport, Pa.—In face of an increasingly strong buyers’ market brought about by the business aircraft industry’s high production rate in recent years and to meet stiffened competition, Piper Aircraft Corp. has made major revisions in its product lineup for 1958.

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AIR TRANSPORT

American Airlines Needs Fare Hike to Cover Additional Jet Purchases

New York—American Airlines wants to buy 40 additional jets to provide an almost all-turbine service by 1961, but will need a 15% fare increase to handle the financing, according to C. R. Smith, president. Fifteen more long-range and 25 medium jetliners would cost $200 million with related ground equipment, Smith said, and the program will depend on annual earnings of $25 million.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Defense Attacks Cab Airspace Program

Legality of plan to delegate airspace authority to CAA challenged; 'over-hasty’ action is charged.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Equipment Pitfalls Detailed By Financiers

Washington—Domestic airlines may fail to meet their commitments for new equipment unless they are permitted to improve their earning power, leading New York financial experts warned the Civil Aeronautics Board last week. The financiers said there is a limited amount of investable funds available, and this money is going into industries and companies which have the best credit strength.
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BUSINESS FLYING

S-58 Expedites Power Line Installation

Ventura, Calif.—Trial use of helicopters to install high voltage electrical power transmission lines proved so successful that Southern California Edison Co. is planning to use rotary wing aircraft extensively in future power line installations.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Revenue Regulations Denounced

Washington—Federal regulation of revenue in an industry with the economic characteristics of U. S. domestic airlines is not in the public interest, according to a study made by Herbert B. Dorau, New York University School of Commerce economics professor.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Mcelroy Releases Pentagon Air Funds

Two orders, revoking Wilson economy moves, restore $170 for research, $400 million for procurement.

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