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September 22, 1958

BUSINESS FLYING

Gulfstream Stresses Fuselage Strength

AVIONICS

Autopilot Monitors and Corrects Itself

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Flight May Be $4 Billion Market

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BUSINESS FLYING

Gulfstream Stresses Fuselage Strength

Bethpage, N. Y.—Grumman 159 Gulfstream executive transport design team aimed at fulfilling these prime performance and structural considerations: fail-safe and safe-life structure, and cruise performance competitive with present and future scheduled turboprop airliners.

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AVIONICS

Autopilot Monitors and Corrects Itself

Washington—Radically different type of autopilot, which continuously analyzes its own performance and automatically corrects any shortcomings under all flight conditions, may revolutionize the design of automatic flight control systems for aircraft, missiles and even space vehicles.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Flight May Be $4 Billion Market

Employment may reach 500,000 in 15 years; R&D will get major emphasis, Rocket Society told.

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Letters

We are most interested in your roundup story on the helicopter industry which appeared in the Sept. 1 issue of AVIATION WEEK under the title “Fewer May Share Helicopter’s Future.” However, a contra dictory and erroneous statement, attributed to me, was made with reference to Vertol’s diversification program.
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AVIONICS

Amb Tests Navigation Aid in Helicopters

New York—Evaluation by the Airwavs Modernization Board of the British-developed Decca hyperbolic navigation system is under way in the New York area. Object of the program is to determine the system’s usefulness in assisting helicopters to navigate under instrument flight conditions.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Caa Studies Terminal Air Control Plan

Washington—Civil Aeronautics Administration began an intensive study last week of a new air traffic terminal airspace control plan designed to unravel traffic log jams over major civilian and military airports. Top CAA officials, impressed with the plan, have asked its originator Joseph J. Reino, vice president of the Air Traffic Controllers Assn. and senior controller at the Washington Air Traffic Center, to carry out a full-time study of the plan as it would apply to the Washington area.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines May Demand New Fare Boosts

Proposals by United, Delta may touch off requests for a second fare increase before the year’s end.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Analysts who have carefully scrutinized the financial picture of the airline industry are becoming alarmed at the scarcity of airline specialists within the money market. One economist points out that large insurance companies, which have backed or are considering backing airline re-equipment programs with long-term loans, probably don’t have more than “six or seven” informed airline specialists immediately available to them.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Monopropellant May Compete with Solid Fuel in Future Missiles

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

How Nuclear Reactor Powers Turbojet

Details of how a nuclear reactor combines nuclear and chemical energy to power a modified General Electric J47 turbojet engine have been revealed by General Electric’s Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Department. D. R. Shoults, department general manager, was to describe the project at the recent International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy in Geneva, Switzerland.
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