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April 6, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Scientists Aim at Nuclear Plane Test Data

MANAGEMENT

Chance Vought Aims at Diversification

AIR TRANSPORT

Allegheny Drafts Commuter Service Plan

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Scientists Aim at Nuclear Plane Test Data

Washington—Feasibility of the principal systems and the broad design approaches needed for construction of a subsonic nuclear aircraft have been clearly established during the eight years since applied research and development work was initiated in this field within the U. S.

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MANAGEMENT

Chance Vought Aims at Diversification

Dallas—Spurred by recent contract cancellations and backed by high current sales levels, Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc., is working hard to reshape itself as a more diversified company with a broader market base. Over the past year or so.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Allegheny Drafts Commuter Service Plan

Airline will employ turboprop Convair conversions to provide high-frequency, no-reservation runs.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

T63 Designed for Low Cost Production

Conservative design approach is being combined with advanced manufacturing methods by engineers of Allison Division of General Motors Corp. in its new 250-shp. T63 series of gas turbine powerplants. Aim is to achieve low cost, light weight, simplicity and reliability.

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Space Technology

Sun May Be Origin of Van Allen Radiation

U. S. lunar probe detects new intensity in belts; data indicates inner layer particles are protons.

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MANAGEMENT

New Soviet Submarine, Bomber Reported By Defense Officials

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AVIONICS

Inertial Guidance Sales Show Fast Climb

Washington—Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars worth of inertial guidance systems were produced last year by U. S. manufacturers and the figure is expected to be 50% higher in 1959, an AVIATION WEEK survey has disclosed. By 1963, manufacturers expect to be producing more than $600 million annually in inertial systems, the survey indicates.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Flight Plan Altitude Changes Slow American’s Transcontinental Jets

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AVIONICS

Tube Designed to Compete with Transistor

New York—A new design concept for electron tubes may broaden the competition between tubes and semiconductor devices. The design approach is said to make possible tubes the size of thimbles that are more reliable and provide higher performance than conventional electron tubes.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Blowlamp, Backfin Design Data Detailed

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