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November 30, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Army Attempts Major Stol Advance

AIR TRANSPORT

Hilton Leases Electras to Intra-state Line

AIR TRANSPORT

Remodeling Cuts Laguardia Runway Use

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Army Attempts Major Stol Advance

Washington—U. S. Army recently initiated a program to build an STOL liaison aircraft with a top speed 10 times higher than its landing speed. The aircraft has been designed to land at 35 mph. yet fly at 350 mph. straight and level at the expenditure of only 250 hp.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Hilton Leases Electras to Intra-state Line

Pacific Southwest signs 3½ year pact with Hilton subsidiary for four Electras, with purchase option.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Remodeling Cuts Laguardia Runway Use

New York—Airlines at overloaded LaGuardia Airport are in for some new operational headaches this winter as the Port of New York Authority’s three-year, $56 million reconstruction program gets under way and the airport’s two runways are alternately out of service.

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Space Technology

Nasa Reorienting Research Emphasis

Decline in manned military aircraft systems plus missile, space prominence cut aeronautical role.

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AVIONICS

Automation Cuts Zeus Transistor Cost

Laureldale, Pa.—Important behind-the-scenes effort for the Nike Zeus program is under way at Western Electric to develop techniques and facilities for fully automated or semiautomatic production of the tens of millions of ultra-reliable transistors, resistors and capacitors which will be needed if the anti-ICBM missile goes into production (AW Nov. 2, p. 30).

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Letters

I have read your magazine with keen interest ever since I found out about AVIATION WEEK in 1955. While frequently containing minor discrepancies, your stories and articles give us more advance information on some programs than we are able to get from the range users ourselves.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Missile Mix Broadens Interceptor Role

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Single agency concept to manage both civil and military space efforts is supported by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman John A. McCone. Discussing the national space problem on the National Broadcasting Co., Meet the Press television program, McCone said he isn’t sure such an agency should be patterned exactly after the AEC, but “I think that a civilian space agency to handle all phases of space activities should be the correct thing to do.”

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MANAGEMENT

Usaf Defends Team Role Bidding Policy

Washington—Air Force defends its philosophy of requiring weapon system team members to bid competitively to retain their team roles on grounds that the best subsystems and components available must be chosen for a new weapon system. Industry feels that Air Force should make its new competitive philosophy clear so that bidding team members will know what they face if their team wins a competition.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Durfee Says Proposed Standards Would Crimp Cab, Boost Backlog

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