September 4, 1961

MANAGEMENT

Europeans to Keep Usaf Overhaul Work

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Rollsincreases Turbine Engine Experience

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Manned Orbital Assembly Program Urged

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MANAGEMENT

Europeans to Keep Usaf Overhaul Work

Chateauroux—Federal gold flow directives will have little impact upon U.S. Air Force maintenance and modification contracts in Western Europe because of the substantial sacrifices in time, money and technical talent any major reverse work flow to North America would entail.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Rollsincreases Turbine Engine Experience

London—Problems with Rolls-Royce commercial gas turbine engines have followed the expected pattern of randomness, varying from the metallurgical phenomenon that delayed the Tyne turboprop to the minor snags of the Ayon turbojet. Currently, no major problem remains unsolved.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Manned Orbital Assembly Program Urged

President Kennedy’s commitment of this nation to a race for the first manned lunar landing requires a fresh approach. We must remember that as recently as April of this year he was quoted as conceding that we may be “so far behind now . . . we’re going to be second in this decade.”

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AIR TRANSPORT

Passenger Fare Cuts Expected to Spread

Industry hopes to arrest downward swing in traffic but splits over what types of special rates to use.

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MANAGEMENT

Farnborough to Remain All-british Show

London—Britain’s aviation industry, despite a concerted effort to move deeper into the international aerospace market, will keep its traditional showcase—the annual Farnborough Air Show —a purely British effort for the foreseeable future.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Usaf Seeks $71 Million for Project Pluto

Some congressmen skeptical over attitude of Defense; extra funds would accelerate nuclear ramjet for Slam.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Carvairs Scheduled for U.k.-swiss Routes

London—Channel Air Bridge will start development of a new United Kingdom-Switzerland route next spring, hauling cars and passengers in an airplane precisely designed for the job. The aircraft is the ATL-98 Carvair, a Douglas DC-4 (AW July 17, p. 127) now undergoing flight testing for Air Registration Board certification, at Southend-on-Sea, where Aviation Traders, Ltd., is building 10 of them.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Problems May Cut Polaris A3 Range Goal

Washington—Design goal of 2,500naut.-mi. range for the Navy’s projected Polaris A3 fleet ballistic missile is in jeopardy and may have to be abandoned temporarily unless technical difficulties plaguing development of the missile’s first stage at Aerojet-General’s Sacramento facility are overcome soon.
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Letters

Bomber Potential Your Aug. 14 issue (p. 26) contains an article by Larry Booda entitled, “Soviet Gains Blunt U.S. Bomber Potential.” I have carefully studied this article in an effort to find some basis in logic for the conclusions reached therein.
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AVIONICS

Novel Infrared Horizon Indicator Designed Without Moving Parts

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