April 11, 1960

MANAGEMENT

Lanphier Details Views on Defense Needs

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Versatile J85 Built for Maintainability

MANAGEMENT

East Germans Rebuild Aviation Industry

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MANAGEMENT

Lanphier Details Views on Defense Needs

As background text for my remarks today, I offer a quote from a fellow Republican and one-time President of the United States: “I wish to point out that the argument now often advanced as to the propriety of criticizing the President, without regard as to whether the criticism is or is not just, has no warrant either in history or on the grounds of public morality.”
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Versatile J85 Built for Maintainability

Lynn, Mass.—Design details of General Electric’s J85 turbojet reveal a small, lightweight Mach 2 engine with a high thrust-weight ratio. Built with an eye toward simplicity and maintenance, the J85 is easily assembled and requires little heavy equipment for assembling and disassembling.

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MANAGEMENT

East Germans Rebuild Aviation Industry

Leipzig—East Germany’s small aircraft industry is working toward technical independence from Russia and is driving to establish solid export markets for its widening range of products. Industry technicians and management are rebuilding the laboratories and institutes to carry the future research and development load, instead of depending on Communist help for everything from wind tunnel time through raw materials to flight-test instrumentation.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Aero Design Studies Market Expansion

Bethany, Okla.—Steps to broaden the stature of Aero Design & Engineering Corp. as a competitive factor in the aviation industry was indicated by key executives of the company and its parent firm, Rockwell-Standard Corp., during the business plane manufacturer’s 9th annual international distributors meeting here.

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AVIONICS

Smaller Transistors Will Be Introduced This Year

New York—A new generation of sealed microminiature transistors intended for use with many of the high component density packaging techniques being proposed for airborne computer systems will be introduced to the avionics industry during the remainder of this year.

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11-18 May Bolster East German Airline

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MANAGEMENT

Defense Centralizes Test Range Authority

Gen. Yates will head new Pentagon office formed to supervise nation’s launch, tracking complex.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nasa Tiros I Demonstrates Potential Satellite Reconnaissance Utility

Washington—Tiros I is returning pictures of the earth and its cloud cover in a practical demonstration that satellites can be used to survey weather conditions and other surface features from space. Tiros is an experiment rather than an operational weather reconnaissance system, but it is testing the basic flight and ground techniques that will be used in future operational systems (AW Mar. 14, p. 27).

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EQUIPMENT

Letters

The unique hodge-podge of noble objectives, sound reasoning, partial facts, biased observations and inaccurate deductions entitled “Perspective on Safety” (AW Feb. 8, p. 21) must have been written while you were standing on your head blindfolded.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Soviets to Press for Early Bilateral Date

Russians make formal bid to open talks with U.S.; expected to push for New York run in near future.

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