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September 1, 1958

MANAGEMENT

Fewer May Share Helicopter’s Future

AIR TRANSPORT

Modified 707 Starts Panam Cargo Runs

MANAGEMENT

Soviet Missile Submarine Threat Detailed

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MANAGEMENT

Fewer May Share Helicopter’s Future

Ft. Worth—As helicopter companies mature and look toward a more stable and orderly future, there is growing belief that the coming years will bring more business, but that fewer companies will share it. With turbine power coming into broad use in the largest generation of helicopters, prospects for market expansion seem brighter than ever.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Modified 707 Starts Panam Cargo Runs

New York—Pan American World Airways’ first jet airliner, equipped with three important modifications not installed on its prototype, arrived at Idlewild last week to begin a dress rehearsal for the inauguration of America’s jet age.

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MANAGEMENT

Soviet Missile Submarine Threat Detailed

Congressional scientific panel proposes radical steps to provide an adequate defense against submarines.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Today’s Alloys Adequate for Missile Skins

Columbus, Ohio—Lack of temperature-resistant airframe materials is not hamstringing U.S. missile development. Moreover, present materials will be used extensively in at least one more generation of missiles. These are two of the conclusions in a newly issued Battalle Memorial institute memorandum on “Material Usage for Missile Airframe Skins.”

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Satellite Radiation Sweeper Proposed

Amsterdam, Holland—Further confirmation of a strong belt of radiation in space, first detected by U. S. and Russian satellites, dominated the Ninth Congress of the International Astronautical Federation here last week and one of the most provocative proposals ever presented at an IAF meeting was that of Dr. S. Fred Singer to use satellite space sweepers to clean out such a region.

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MANAGEMENT

Congress Concludes Major Aviation Year

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AIR TRANSPORT

Anti-collision Device Tests Promising

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AVIONICS

Low-noise Tube May Boost Radar Range

Chicago—Remarkably low-noise, highgain vacuum tube for amplifying VHF, UHF and microwave frequencies, which employs a fundamentally new principle, has been developed here by Zenith Radio Corp. scientists. The new device, called a Fast-wave Transverse-field Parametric Amplifier, or Quadrupole Amplifier, holds promise of a major boost in sensitivity of radarradio receivers.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Congress turned down the aircraft industry’s request for the right to appeal U. S. Tax Court decisions on profit determinations to the U. S Court of Appeals (AW Aug. 4, p. 27) in extending the renegotiation law to next July. Reasons given by the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation were:

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MANAGEMENT

Soviet Academy Oversees R&d Effort

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