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July 6, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Integrated Panel Marks Major Change

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Centrifuge Tests Pilot Re-entry Control

FINANCIAL

Aircraft, Missile Contracts Total 60% of 100 Top Defense Awards

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Integrated Panel Marks Major Change

Edwards AFB, Calif.—A new “logical response” integrated instrument panel, designed to display aircraft performance to match control movements, has completed its development phases and entered production for a string of USAF supersonic aircraft.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Centrifuge Tests Pilot Re-entry Control

San Diego, Calif.—Pilots in a new series of centrifuge runs at the Johnsville Naval Air Development Center simulating typical space vehicle profiles generally performed better at moderately high—4-6g loads—than they did under static conditions.

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FINANCIAL

Aircraft, Missile Contracts Total 60% of 100 Top Defense Awards

Washington—Aircraft and missile contracts accounted for about 60% of the value of military prime contracts of more than $500,000 awarded to the 100 top defense contractors in Calendar Year 1958, Department of Defense has reported. Defense said that 62 of the top 100 companies are engaged in aircraft and missile work, with another 10% going to companies involved in avionics production and development.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Aeroflot Pegs Future to Turbine Aircraft

Soviet airline aims at flying one-third of its total ton miles on turbine powered equipment by end of 1959.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Lawyers Attack Airline Stock Deal

Washington—G. T. Baker, president of National Airlines, last week was accused of selling his company’s “birth-right for a mess of pottage” by Civil Aeronautics Board attorneys who objected to a mutual exchange of stock between National and Pan American World Airways, contending this will result in control of National by the larger carrier.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Usaf Aware of Industry Unrest Over Weapons Study Procedures

Los Angeles—Air Force awareness of industry’s privately expressed dissatisfaction with the study requirement method of establishing the feasibility of new weapon systems was brought to light by Dr. Joseph V. Charyk, assistant secretary of the Air Force, research and development, at the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences meeting here.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Letters

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EDITORIAL

Aeroflot's Jet Era

The 11-hr. nonstop flight of a Tu-114 turboprop airliner from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport to New York’s International terminal at Idlewild was a significant punctuation point in the three year program of Aeroflot, the Soviet airline,'’ to become a first class operator in the jet era.

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Industry Questions Multi-bid Philosophy

Spokesmen fear USAF group-bidding stand may disclose company proprietary rights to competitors.

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AVIONICS

Ei Al to Use In-flight Phone Service

Washington—Within 30 days, El Al Israel Airlines passengers will be able to make radio-telephone calls to almost any part of the world while in flight along the airline’s international routes. Passengers also will be able to send and receive telegrams while en route.

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