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December 22, 1958

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gen. Flickinger Views Survival in Space

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Electra Shows High Degree of Flyability

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Nuclear Test Bomber Provided Valuable Sheilding Data

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gen. Flickinger Views Survival in Space

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Electra Shows High Degree of Flyability

Burbank—Lockheed’s turboprop Electra, designed for economical operation on yo-yo (up-down-up-down) flight profiles, demonstrates a saving in pilot effort that blends well with the aircraft’s work-horse mission. For example, smoothness of the transport’s Allison 501-D13 constant speed turbine engines and Aeroproducts 606 propellers help reduce pilot fatigue by cutting down sound pressure levels and heavy surges associated with large power changes and landings and takeoffs of piston-powered aircraft.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Nuclear Test Bomber Provided Valuable Sheilding Data

Ft. Worth—Under a generally low pressure nuclear aircraft development program, and in the face of the Soviet feat of flying a nuclear powered bomber, Convair tests of an operating reactor in a modified B-36II remain the only airborne reactor research done in this country.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

H-43B Tailored to USAF Rescue Concept

Bloomfield, Conn.—Design of Kaman 14-4 3B Huskie turbine-powered helicopter, which was formally rolled out here last week, is keyed primarily to U. S. Air Force concept of employing rotary wing aircraft throughout its commands as crash-rescue vehicles to reduce loss of valuable flight personnel.

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MANAGEMENT

U.S. Dealers Rap Defense Surplus Policy

Washington—Surplus aircraft dealers last week charged that the U.S. is selling excess military planes to foreign governments at prices below market value and threatening to deprive the industry of its main source of income. The Charlotte Aircraft Corp.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

House Unit Urges Space Legislation Study

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AIR TRANSPORT

PanAm Records First Ingestion Damage

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AIR TRANSPORT

Flight Engineers Ask Investigation Of ALPA Examination Techniques

Washington—Flight Engineers International Assn, charges that airline pilots taking Civil Aeronautics Administration examinations are “cribbing” are being investigated bv CAA. The current investigation, begun last week, marks the second time the accusations have been made bv the engineers’ union this year and may result in cancellation of the present CAA written examinations for flight engineers.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Convair Rolls Out Its First Model 880

San Diego—Intensive engineering and production effort for fast introduction of its commercial jet transport entry paid dividends last week for General Dynamic’s Convair Division when it roiled out its first 615-mph.-cruise Model 880 two weeks ahead of schedule.
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EDTORIAL

Laurels for 1958

We are reaching the end of another tumultuous and exciting year in the aviation business and its related technologies, and, once again, it is appropriate to look back and chart the major peaks of achievement that stand out clearly above the plains of steady progress.

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