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October 6, 1958

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Boeing 707 Is ‘honest’ Airplane; Demands Planning Care

AIR TRANSPORT

Private Airlines Expand in Argentina

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Bendix Begins Work on Weather System

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Boeing 707 Is ‘honest’ Airplane; Demands Planning Care

Seattle—Airline pilots who will be flying Boeing 707-120 transports should find flight transition into this turbojet aircraft relatively easy. But inflight procedures, preflight and en route planning will require a much higher order of accuracy and timeliness than piston transports, to stay ahead of the many factors which are essential to efficient turbojet operations.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Private Airlines Expand in Argentina

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Bendix Begins Work on Weather System

Ann Arbor, Mich.—Air Force’s AN/AMQ-15 weather reconnaissance systems program (AW Sept. 8, p. 37), with Bendix Aviation Corp.’s Systems Division as prime contractor, will cover a 36-month period, which began Sept. 1. It will be divided into two phases.

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FINANCIAL

Airlines Face Tough Test in Market

New York—Brokers are showing renewed interest in airline stocks as jet operations approach, but the enthusiasm of the financial community and investors still appears to be far short of that necessary if the airlines are to attract the capital they need on satisfactory terms.

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Space Technology

Gravity, Heat, Affect Space Cabin Design

Los Angeles—Key human engineering problems in the multitude of difficulties involved in space cabin design and operation were revealed here at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ National Aeronautic meeting. Gravitational and thermal design considerations with sealed cabin were outlined by E. G. Aiken, Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Flexibility Helps Build Irbm Engines

Neosho, Mo.—Liquid fuel rocket engines for Thor and Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missiles are produced here by Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation, Inc., in a flexible production operation geared to take advantage of the latest improvements in engine development.

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AVIONICS

Usaf Extends Avionics Ground Support

Washington—Increasing Air Force dependence upon ground-based avionic systems, and their mushrooming complexity, is reflected in the growing number of electronic supporting systems, the avionic counterpart of the weapon system.

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No Major Changes Seen for Titan, B-58 Programs at Present Time

Dallas—Two top Air Force commanders last week said they see no major changes in the Convair B-58 Hustler bomber or Martin Titan intercontinental ballistic missile programs in the near future. Delegates to the Air Force Assn. National Convention here were told that: Development of Minuteman ICBM will not jeopardize the future of the Titan missile, according to Lt. Gen. S. E. Anderson, commander of Air Research and Development Command.

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Letters

In recently reading the artice titled “Scientist Compares U. S.-Red Satellites,” by S. B. Kramer, which appeared in AVIATION WEEK on May 26 (p. 50), I have noted several inconsistencies which I should be pleased to have explained.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Manufacturers Attack Caa Engine Ruling

New decision decentralizing the type certification of engines draws bitter criticism from industry.

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