December 5, 1960

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

German Industry Studies Mach 3 Vtol

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Bell Reveals D-188a V/stol Details

BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Pegs 1961 Sales at $77 Million

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

German Industry Studies Mach 3 Vtol

Bonn—West German air force research planners, looking beyond the conventional, licensed-production aircraft its industry is still tooling to build, hope to make the next step to a wideranging family of VTOLs. The VTOL projects include the much-discussed Mach 3 interceptor— the only one as yet beyond the preliminary planning stage—a close-support aircraft designed to attain supersonic speeds at near ground level altitudes and a transport small enough to be secured in forest clearings but large enough to carry a multi-ton payload over tacticalrange distances.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Bell Reveals D-188a V/stol Details

Buffalo, N. Y.—Development of the Bell D-188A Mach 2 V/STOL tactical fighter, carried beyond full mockup stage by a $17 million government-company investment, now hinges on Bell’s success in reviving military interest in the aircraft.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Pegs 1961 Sales at $77 Million

Wichita, Kan.—Business aircraft sales target of more than $77 million, deemed as a “very reasonable objective . . . that should be easier to reach than was the goal in 1960,” was set before Beech Aircraft Corp.’s domestic and international distributor and dealer organization here during a preview of the 1961 model lineup.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Explains Its Rate-making Techniques

Board outlines approaches to help weaker trunks; they include subsidy, higher fares, route changes.

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MANAGEMENT

Who's Where

In the Front Office Dr. Gordon S. Brown, Dean of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Engineering, elected a director of Baird-Atomic, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. Donald W. Douglas, Jr., board chairman, Astropower, Inc., Long Beach, Calif, (see AW Nov. 7, p. 30).
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Future Chemical Rockets May Cut Costs

Boston—Several novel chemical rocket propulsion programs now under study may cut orbital payload transportation costs to less than $1 per pound within five years and could significantly alter the roles of current aerospace systems producers.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Hawker P.1127 Makes First Hovering Test

London—Hawker P. 1127 VTOL fighter prototype made its first untethered hovering flight Nov. 24, just about one month after the initial tethered flight on Oct. 21, and less than 18 months after the first fabrication drawings were issued to the shop.
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MANAGEMENT

Decision Near on Nato Nuclear Weapons

Paris—Final decision to accept, reject or adopt in part Gen. Lauris Norstad’s proposal to make the North Atlantic Treaty Organization the world’s fourth nuclear power probably will be delayed until the annual defense ministers’ meeting here in March.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Alpa Forms New Attendants’ Division

Miami Beach, Fla.—Directors of the Air Line Pilots Assn., deadlocked for four days over what to do with flight attendants, have decided to form a separate stewards and stewardesses division linked to ALPA only by a common president. The union division established during the closing hours of ALPA’s 10-day biennial convention here will be headed by Clarence N. Sayen, acting president of the former Air Line Stewards and Stewardesses Assn. since Rowland Quinn walked out of the pilots’ Chicago headquarters last summer.

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MANAGEMENT

Air Force Outlines Broad Space Plans

USAF prepares to fight for space policy changes to pave the way for a variety of weapon systems.

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