March 21, 1960

NASA Contract Bids

Report Cites Bioscience Needs

U. S. Court Denies ALPA Appeal On Pilot Age Retirement Ruling

Used Plane Market Soft, But Not Glutted

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

East Germans Push Type 152 Production

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NASA Contract Bids

Report Cites Bioscience Needs

Foremost among the questions to be answered by the exploration of space are those concerning life in the universe and man's ability to survive space travel. As space exploration progresses, emphasis will shift from the current preoccupation with the method of transportation—the launching vehicles—toward the knowledge to be gained from these flights.
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U. S. Court Denies ALPA Appeal On Pilot Age Retirement Ruling

Used Plane Market Soft, But Not Glutted

Airlines study new markets, uses for piston planes in face of aircraft price drops and high jet payloads.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

East Germans Push Type 152 Production

Leipzig—Fresh start has been made on both production and export-sales drives for East Germany’s Type 152 four-jet transport. The first production batch is nearing completion on the line of the VEB Flugzeugwerke at Dresden. Probably about 12 airplanes are in various states of completion, and one company spokesman said that first flight of the first production airplane was scheduled for early this spring.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Rugged Debonair Is Stable, Responsive

Teterboro, N. J.—Beech Aircraft’s new four-place, single-engine Model 33 Debonair is a comfortable, rugged airplane licensed at full gross weight— 2,900 lb.—in the utility category. It is stable and responsive both at low speeds and in fairly rough air, a flight evaluation by AVIATION WEEK showed.

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MANAGEMENT

Unions Launch Industry Bargaining Drive

Uniform pattern for aerospace wages and working conditions sought; only modest gains predicted.

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MANAGEMENT

Rising Costs Dictate Operations’ Economy

Washington—Fiscal 1961 operation and maintenance funds requested by the military service represent a “bare minimum” of the amount needed to meet their immediate responsibilities, military witnesses told the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

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U. S. Court Denies ALPA Appeal On Pilot Age Retirement Ruling

Aloha Credits F-27 for Traffic Gains

Honolulu—Aloha Airlines established a firm foothold last year as an interisland carrier in the new state of Hawaii after more than 12 years of touch-and-go struggle with its sole competitor— Hawaiian Airlines. Until last year, the pitched battle between the two carriers has been onesided with Hawaiian traditionally enjoying a lion’s share—an average of 70% —of all inter-island traffic.

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Space Technology

Additional Space Act Changes Proposed

Washington—Additional legislative changes going beyond those proposed by President Eisenhower to improve the National Aeronautics and Space Administration were urged by Defense Department officials and service representatives in testimony before the House Space Committee last week.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Thiokol Tests Advanced Solid Polymer

Trenton, N. J.—Chemical Division of Thiokol Chemical Corp. has developed a new rocket fuel that is expected to find use in upgraded versions of existing solid propellant missile systems such as the Sergeant. The fuel could also be chosen for newer missiles such as Nike Zeus and Pershing in which choice of final propellant has yet to be made.

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Space Technology

Pioneer V Transmits Deep Space Data

Cape Canaveral, Fla.—Pioneer V space probe last week was returning radiation, magnetic field and radio propagation data from unprecedented distances in space as it traveled along a trajectory that will take it within some seven million miles of the orbit of Venus.

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