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December 29, 1958

BUSINESS FLYING

Ms 760 Shows Business Plane Promise

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sound Emerges as Major Jet Problem

Space Technology

Much Study Must Precede Man in Space

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BUSINESS FLYING

Ms 760 Shows Business Plane Promise

New York—Transition in Beech Aircraft’s pressurized, 400-mph.-plus Morane-Saulnier 760 four-place executive twin-jet aircraft will pose few problems for business-commercial pilots, a flight evaluation by AVIATION WEEK indicated.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sound Emerges as Major Jet Problem

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Space Technology

Much Study Must Precede Man in Space

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Electra’s Turboprops Aid Short Landings

Burbank, Calif.—No full stalls were clone in prototype Lockheed Electra N1881 (Lockheed No. 1001), due to test instrumentation aboard. However, the turboprop transport was flown into buffet regions to sample flight characteristics and speeds.

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AVIONICS

F-108 Communication Avionics Unveiled

St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.—First details on USAF’s versatile new AN/ ARC-68 high frequency (HF) airborne communications set, to be used in North American F-108 and possible the B-70, were disclosed here at the Second National Conference on Global Communications.

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Space Technology

Satellite Researches Space Techniques

Communications experiments, feasibility of Atlas as manned vehicle explored by ‘Score’ satellite.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Japan Plans Round-the-world Service

Tokyo—Ambitious plans of Japan Air Lines to inaugurate an around-theworld scheduled all-jet service within the next four years are drawing strong support from both the Japanese government and opposition parties. Such united backing behind commercial aviation is in sharp contrast to the wide breech between two factions within the Japanese Diet on the subject of military aviation.

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Space Technology

Ge Studies 400-day Nuclear Power Unit

Washington—One megawatt power package for space use based upon an extrapolation of the state-of-the-art cune to 1965 is being considered by General Electric scientists. The General Electric paper indicates that it should be possible to get more than 400 days of continuous unattended operation from a nuclear closed-gascycle, turbine-driven alternator system after about six more years of work.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Bomarc Demonstrates Effectiveness in Area Defence

Kingston, N. Y.—How effective the Boeing Bomarc surface-to-air missile is as an area defense weapon against manned aircraft and air-breathing missiles was demonstrated here in the weapon system’s first public showing. Under the direction and control of signals generated by a large SAGE-type digital computer located in Kingston, N. Y., a Bomarc IM-99A missile was automatically readied and launched from the Air Force Missile Test Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., about 1,500 mi. away.

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AIR TRANSPORT

‘fourth’ Crewman Fails to Halt Strike

American charges ‘bald-faced featherbedding’ after pilots renew other jet demands.

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