April 16, 1962

AIR TRANSPORT

Noise Returns as Major Airline Problem

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Supersonic Transport Simulator Tested

MANAGEMENT

Federal Role in Aerospace Labor Studied

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AIR TRANSPORT

Noise Returns as Major Airline Problem

Abatement costly and is cited as perilous by pilots; congressional action, court ruling stir issue.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Supersonic Transport Simulator Tested

Moffet Field, Calif.—Aerodynamic stability and control characteristics inherent in most supersonic transport designs under consideration are of such poor quality that effective, highly reliable stability augmentation systems probably will be needed throughout all flight regimes.

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MANAGEMENT

Federal Role in Aerospace Labor Studied

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AIR TRANSPORT

Big 1962 Atlantic Traffic Gain Doubted

New York—Despite some predictions of greatly increased traffic on the North Atlantic this coming summer season, the airlines’ chances of recovering from a disastrous 1961 peak period were clouded with uncertainty last week: • Group fare decision by the Civil Aeronautics Board was expected momentarily.

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MANAGEMENT

House Faces Another Decision on B-70

Appropriations group closer to McNamara position; $42 million for acceleration of Dyna-Soar is urged.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Committeemen Face New Problems

Washington—Rep. Olin E. Teague (D.-Tex.) dug through a mountain of mail on his desk and threw down an editorial which he said exemplified the political price of chairing one of the four new House science and astronautics subcommittees. The editorial suggested in the strongest terms that the people in his district particularly and the nation generally would be far better off if “Tiger” Teague spent more time on problems here on earth than on those in space.

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AVIONICS

Thermionic Converter Readied for Space

Pasadena, Calif.—Experimental solar energy thermionic converter system which may lead to flyable models capable of supplying large amounts of electrical power for spacecraft operating near Mars or Venus is nearing completion here.

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MANAGEMENT

Army Changes to Cut Weapon Lead Time

New York—Reorganization to centralize and streamline Army’s research, development, procurement and logistics activities is proceeding toward completion by July, 1963. Materiel Development and Logistics Command (MDLC), a major new command emerging from the reorganization, will be activated by the end of 1962.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Dispute Delays 120-in. Solid Selection

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

U.s., Ussr to Continue Space Discussions

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