September 26, 1960

AIR TRANSPORT

Computers Reduce Airline Spares Stocks

AVIONICS

Filter Detects Signals Buried in Noise

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tests Ring-wing Vtol Design Concept

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AIR TRANSPORT

Computers Reduce Airline Spares Stocks

Washington—U. S. airlines, worried by the soaring cost of spare parts, are turning to automation in an effort to pare their inventories, which represent investments up to $75 million for the larger carriers. In increasing numbers, the larger carriers are acquiring electronic computers and basing streamlined parts control systems around them.

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AVIONICS

Filter Detects Signals Buried in Noise

Schenectady, N. Y.—Fundamentally new type of circuit that automatically learns to identify fixed waveform signals occurring in a random manner and buried in noise, without prior knowledge of their waveform or presence, mayfind important applications in electromagnetic reconnaissance, radar and communications.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tests Ring-wing Vtol Design Concept

were financed by the U. S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics in a contract awarded to the company in July, 1956. Since then, the basic idea has been evolved and refined to develop an aircraft that fits somewhere between the speed ranges of the helicopter and the jet transport.
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Space Technology

U.s. Gains Skill in Space Capsule Recovery

NERV capsule recovery shows valuable role ships, aircraft play in making space programs pay off.

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Space Technology

Usaf Launches First Blue Scout Vehicle

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AIR TRANSPORT

Iata May Ease Ban on Manufacturers

Final decision on whether manufacturers can attend future IATA meetings rests with executive committee.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Business Pilots Need Executive Ability

Millville, N. J.—Today’s business and executive pilot is going to have to be just that—all business and good bit of the executive. That was the concensus of top professional business pilots at Airwork Corp.’s annual Operations Symposium here.

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MANAGEMENT

Nasa Contracts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration awarded the following contracts, totaling more than $134 million, during the period Jan. 1, 1960, through June 30, 1960. The figures shown represent the estimated total cost of the contract.
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AVIONICS

New Avionic Products

Flexible time delay relay, providing delays either on operate or release ranging from 100 milliseconds to 60 sec., employs relay in combination with a transistorized gate circuit which is energized from a resistor-capacitor timing network.
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MANAGEMENT

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