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January 27, 1958

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf School Simulates Living in Space

BUSINESS FLYING

Alti-cruiser Widens Pressurized Market

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F8u-ls Begin Duty on U.s.s. Saratoga

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf School Simulates Living in Space

San Antonio—As manned flight potential moves higher in the atmosphere and beyond into free space, vital questions arise concerning human reactions to these strikingly new flight environments. Some of the answers to these questions hinge on space medicine research being done here at Randolph AFB and in other U.S. laboratories.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Alti-cruiser Widens Pressurized Market

Oklahoma City—Alti-Cruiser, currently the only American-built pressurized executive transport in production, puts Aero Design & Engineering Corp. in a favorable competitive position. Alti-Cruiser will be available in four or six seat models, will go on the market this spring.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F8u-ls Begin Duty on U.s.s. Saratoga

Aboard U.S.S. Saratoga—Some 3,500 officers and men of this 60,000-tonplus supercarrier are battling a host of problems preparing for eight months of duty guarding the vital Mediterranean waterway, only 40 min. distant from Russian jet bases.

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AVIONICS

Airborne Telephone Arouses Enthusiasm

Milwaukee—Public air-ground telephone service, which enables an airborne businessman or airline passenger to place and receive telephone calls to and from almost any spot on Earth, is generating enthusiasm among users participating in evaluation tests.

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MANAGEMENT

Supplemental Bill Passes First Hurdle

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BUSINESS FLYING

Competition Increases in Helicopter Field

Ft. Worth—Signs of increasing competition among manufacturers for helicopter operator business were evident last week at the tenth annual National Convention of the Helicopter Assn. of America. Indications of the coming age of turbine helicopter operations were also seen in the vigorous sales effort Republic Aviation is putting behind its Alouette 2, although it was evident that widespread use of turbine-powered helicopters is still several years away.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Prod Board for Higher Fares

Carriers begin new drive for increase in rates; American asks 15% boost, an end to CAB hearings.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Boac Views Britannia as Money Maker

New York—British Overseas Airways Corp. believes its Bristol Britannias will hold their own during the first years of turbojet competition, and that the turboprop Britannias can perform a useful job for the airline for at least 10 years.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf, Army Divide Anti-missile Task

Three long-range radar sites planned by Air Force; Nike-Zeus gets nod over Convair-RCA Wizard.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Standardization, Closer Tolerance Needed in Production Calibration

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