In Partnership With

September 29, 1958

EQUIPMENT

Usaf Developing High Temperature Oils

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ruggedness Emphasized in Caribou Stol

BUSINESS FLYING

Usaf Reveals Cessna L-27 Cost Data

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EQUIPMENT

Usaf Developing High Temperature Oils

New York—Air Force expects to qualify the first 400F oils for advanced turbojet engines, within two months. Five-hundred degree oils will follow, possibly within two years, with the ultimate goal being a radiation-resistant lubricant that will perform satisfactorily at 1,000F.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ruggedness Emphasized in Caribou Stol

Downsview, Ont.—Rugged structure for operations from small, unprepared fields, and a sophisticated system of flaps and control surfaces to permit taking off with 3k-ton payloads in zero wind over a 50-ft. obstacle in 840 ft., characterize de Havilland’s twin-engine DHC-4 Caribou utility transport.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Usaf Reveals Cessna L-27 Cost Data

New York—First detailed logistical data covering one-year Air Force utilization of commercial, “off-the-shelf” aircraft point up the low operating cost— $15.98 per hour—of the L-27A, military counterpart of Cessna’s five-place, twin executive Model 310B.

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Space Technology

Fusion Power Progress Noted at Geneva

Washington—Modestly encouraging progress toward understanding and solving basic problems involved in thermonuclear (controlled fusion) generation of power was reported in Geneva by scientists at the Second United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Set Stage for United Labor Front

ATA president scores bargaining tactics, demands of ALPA; union leader issues sharp rebuttal.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Victor Bomber Operations Will Require Crew Training Changes

Cottesmore, England—Handley Page Victor bombers will require far-reaching changes in crew training and maintenance requirements, now in the process of being made by Britain’s first operational Victor squadron here. The swept-wing bombers will be flown and maintained by No. 10 Squadron of No. 3 Group, Bomber Command.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Business Flying Market Making Recovery

Philadelphia—Feeling that business flying market has reached the end of a “leveling off” period brought about by the nationwide business recession and is now making a firm recovery pervaded the atmosphere here at National Business Aircraft Assn.’s 11th annual meeting and forum.

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Space Technology

Military May Accelerate Lunar Base Plan

Spurred by Soviet efforts toward lunar landings, U. S. leaders may push similar research plans.

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EDITORIAL

Civil Space Role Defined

(Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and for 11 years head of its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, last week emphasized the need for long-range, long-term financial support if the U.S. space effort is to succeed; the basic differences between NACA and NASA, and NASA’s increased reliance upon the aviation industry.
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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

While President Eisenhower has been following a “second-hand” approach in the handling of scientific problems, Russia’s Nikita Khrushchev apparently has adopted the “direct” approach advocated by many U.S. scientists as the only real way heads of state can acquire an understanding of the potential of modern science.

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