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March 16, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ge Official Details Nuclear Plane Need

Space Technology

First Scout Vehicle Delivery Due Aug. 15

AIR TRANSPORT

Los Angeles Airways Plans Turbine Fleet

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ge Official Details Nuclear Plane Need

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Space Technology

First Scout Vehicle Delivery Due Aug. 15

Bids for airframe contract will be submitted this week in push to develop space research project.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Los Angeles Airways Plans Turbine Fleet

Los Angeles—Los Angeles Airways plans to convert its helicopter fleet to turbine-powered aircraft to take advantage of a potentially large traffic growth in the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area. Two factors are unique to the area:

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Letters

Boy, I’ll bet you are braced for the brickbats (airline pilot editorial, “Rewards and Responsibility,” Feb. 16). But from me you get only the “21 gun salute.” You took the words right out of my mouth. I heard more “amen’s” from that editorial than I did in church this morning.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Pacific Range to Play Big Tracking Role

Los Angeles—Agencies with missile and satellite tracking capabilities can be expected to merge these into a single global tracking net before the beginning of the new fiscal year in July, Pacific Missile Range officials believe. Under the present arrangement, some projects have their own specialized tracking nets.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Latin Rate War Nears Showdown Stage

Predicted settlement of fare cutting dispute not expected to trim foreign-carrier competition.

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MANAGEMENT

Fund Limit Sets Pace for Asw Progress

Washington—Navy needs larger and faster search forces plus a major breakthrough in detection techniques if it is to counter effectively the threat of Soviet missile-bearing nuclear submarines. At the moment, prospects for the first apparently are slight, and the timetable for the second appears largely dependent upon the availability of funds and effort.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Letourneau to Offer B-26 Conversion

Longview, Texas—R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. marks a growing, diverse capability in the field of commercial aircraft overhaul and service here at LeTourneau Air Center by Offering business companies an executive version of the Douglas B-26.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sandwich Panels Cut Weight in Victor

London—Extensive use of spot-welded sandwich construction in wing torsion boxes, spar webs, fin and tail plane are among notable weight saving, constructional and fail-safe aspects of the Handley Page Victor bomber. These aspects include high-efficiency transport wing joints in the sandwich which feature tension bolts buried in line with the centroid of the panel crosssection.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Engineers Charge Pilot Cockpit Violations

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