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December 28, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Soviet Management Techniques Detailed

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-105 Spearheads TAC Fighter Forces

MANAGEMENT

Increased Military Aid Support Planned

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Soviet Management Techniques Detailed

Alexander Yakovlev, a major Russian aircraft designer, detailed Soviet management techniques for high priority programs and technical problems involved in designing the Yak-24 helicopter in his recent book, “Tales of an Aircraft Designer."
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-105 Spearheads TAC Fighter Forces

Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.—Tactical Air Command’s supersonic Republic F-105 fighter bomber, declared operational on Jan. 1, 1959, has maintained an over-all in-commission average-including test flights and pilot checkouts—of better than 70%.

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MANAGEMENT

Increased Military Aid Support Planned

Washington—With the backlog of military assistance funds nearly gone, more money for the Military Assistance Program will be urged by the Administration when Congress returns next month. Continuation of the present trend in which expenditures greatly exceed annual appropriations will soon lead to deterioration of the nation’s forward defense posture and force basic changes in the present military strategy and alliance system, Administration officials contend.

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AVIONICS

Tunnel Diode Applications Investigated

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Space Technology

Costs Crimp Nation’s Top Space Project

NASA reduces Mercury mission, advanced work delayed; funds shifted in effort to maintain progress.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Face Excess Capacity Problem

Trunklines gear to cope with surplus seats in 1960, see no relief next year from present profit squeeze.

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AVIONICS

Systems Analyzer Speeds F-101 Checkout

Minneapolis—First production models of Minneapolis-Honeywell’s new automatic systems analyzer for the McDonnell F-101B, which Air Force tests indicate will slash time required to check out and trouble-shoot the airplane’s flight control system by 80% compared with former manual test equipments, have been delivered to the Air Force.

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AIR TRANSPORT

AOPA Proposes Compromise Plan In FAA Radio Frequency Dispute

Washington—Federal Aviation Agency plans to acquire complete control of very high frequency radio bands now used for traffic control by airline and general aviation aircraft moved closer to industrywide acceptance last week on the basis of a proposal from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn.

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FINANCIAL

Boeing’s Allen Cites Trend to Mergers

New York—Economics of the future point toward mergers and consolidations in the U.S. aviation industry similar to those under way in Britain, William M. Allen, president of the Boeing Airplane Co., told the New York Society of Security Analysts.
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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Future promotion of career officers to any of the general or flag ranks will be tied to prior service on a joint staff, combined, or unified command or allied staff unit under terms of a new directive issued by Defense Secretary Thomas S. Gates, Jr. The directive, designed to lessen inter-service rivalry and provide top-level officers who have demonstrated an ability to deal objectively with other nations, is similar to a plan previously recommended by the President.

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