May 7, 1962

FINANCIAL

Battle Goes on Over Hughes’ Twa Control

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Texas Towers Get Twin-turbine Support

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Bullpup Sets Marks for Production, Cost, Reliability

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FINANCIAL

Battle Goes on Over Hughes’ Twa Control

New York—Any attempt Howard Hughes might make to use his stock in Hughes Tool Co. to obtain cash to buy back control of Trans World Airlines appears to be blocked for the moment by a Delaware Chancery court order which sequesters the stock. The sequestration does not require physical possession of the stock.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Texas Towers Get Twin-turbine Support

Otis AFB, Mass.—Speed, payload and safety advantages of twin-turbine helicopters are significantly improving the movement of personnel, equipment and supplies between this Air Defense Command (ADC) base on Cape Cod and USAF’s Texas towers early warning radar stations in the Atlantic Ocean.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Bullpup Sets Marks for Production, Cost, Reliability

Orlando, Fla.—New production marks are being set by the Bullpup air-to-surface attack missile, in production at Martin Co.’s Orlando Division here for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Missile deliveries to the Navy which originally developed the requirement and awarded the first production contract, have been on schedule for 29 consecutive months.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Faa, Airlines End Debate on Dulles Fees

Washington — Federal Aviation Agency in a series of major policy decisions has decided upon the financial underpinnings for Dulles Airport, but only experience will prove whether they are sufficiently strong. N. E. Halaby, FAA administrator, last week disclosed that the agency both had come to terms with the airlines on landing fees and had decided just how much of the federal investment in the airport should be recovered over the next 30 years.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Economics of Planetary Travel Analyzed

One of the key elements, if not the determining factor of our progress in the national space flight program, is the availability and capability of launch vehicles. Therefore, let us take a quick look at where we are today and where we are going.

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AVIONICS

Faa Studies New Anti-collision Technique

Washington—Promising new technique for an airborne collision avoidance system, based on use of an airborne precision time reference, is being investigated by several companies. Federal Aviation Agency is expected soon to award a contract to National Co., Malden, Mass., to conduct feasibility experiments on the new “timereference” technique.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Airedale Production to Be Accelerated

London—Britain’s newest lightplane, the four-place Beagle Airedale—a forgiving airplane with excellent handling characteristics at critically low speeds— goes into accelerated production this month, just a year after its first flight. The Airedale, along with the smaller Beagle Terrier M. 2, is the first of what Beagle Aircraft, Ltd., plans as an executive and sports line ranging from the Beagle 206 twin (AW Mar. 12, p. 264) to the lower-priced Beagle-Miles 218 twin and 117 single-engine derivative and the Beagle-Wallis Autogyro.

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Letters

Why are our American international air carriers placed at such a competitive disadvantage with foreign airlines? “Air France will begin direct Houston-Paris flights. . .” (AW Feb. 12, p. 52); KLM enjoyed a monopoly on this service to Europe until the Air France award.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Anna-1 Scheduled for Launch This Week

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Nuclear Shots Test Anti-missile Theory

Destruction of electrical conductions by big blast could be basis of Russian claim of ICBM defense.
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