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August 11, 1958

AVIONICS

Navy Adapts Cockpit Display Knowledge to Aircraft

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

J79 Uses Built-up Parts to Save Weight

MANAGEMENT

Beirut Tests One-manager Airlift Concept

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AVIONICS

Navy Adapts Cockpit Display Knowledge to Aircraft

Johnsville, Pa.—While long range objectives of highly integrated pilot displays are pursued in the Army-Navy Instrument Program (ANIP), Navy seeks to use knowledge gained in the program to put interim advanced displays into operational production aircraft as soon as possible.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

J79 Uses Built-up Parts to Save Weight

Evendale, Ohio—General Electric J79 turbojet, which is powering most of the Mach 2 aircraft in the U. S., has set a new standard for lightness, primarily through the maximum possible use of built-up sheet metal parts to carry the main engine loads rather than the more traditional castings and forgings.

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MANAGEMENT

Beirut Tests One-manager Airlift Concept

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AIR TRANSPORT

President Receives Airline Aid Proposals

Program to help lines meet equipment obligations sent to Eisenhower by Special Assistant Quesada.

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Letters

Thermal Soaring As a confirmed reader of AVIATION WEEK I have long wondered how something so fascinating as thermal soaring could be overlooked. Robert Stanfield’s article on Schweizer Aircraft (AW July 14, p. 98) merits the plaudits of the soaring pilot for getting us out of the hated stick string and rag glider into soaring sailplanes.
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Space Technology

Nasa Drafts Broad Research Program

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Space Technology

Nasa Details Plans for Space Challenge

Nation’s new space agency asks for $343 million to begin drive to cut Soviet technological lead.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf, Army Clash on Air Defense Role

Washington—Showdown battle on air defense is rapidly being forced on Defense Department by Congress. Fight will center around a choice between Air Force’s Bomarc interceptor missile and Army’s Nike Hercules anti-aircraft missile, but far broader implications include the possibility that USAF might be taken out of air defense completely, and the possibility that the F-108 and future manned interceptors might have to be abandoned in favor of missiles, even if USAF retains a defense role.
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AIR TRANSPORT

U. S. Carriers Gird for Bilateral Battle

Washington—France’s denunciation of its bilateral air pact with the U.S. last month (AW July 28, p. 30) is stiffening domestic trunkline resistance against any further route grants to foreign flag carriers within the U. S. Most U.S. airlines, particularly the transcontinental carriers, look upon the French move as a tactical maneuver designed to pressure the State Department into a more generous attitude toward the French.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Security Veil Tightened White House, concerned with the Middle East situation and angered by what it believes to be attempts of the individual services to overly push their own cases is applying its policy of “no news is good news” with renewed vigor.

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