May 16, 1955

Headline News

Japan Airpower Coming Back

Headline News

Industry Must Help Improve Field Servicing, Defense Official Says

Headline News

Hsl-1 Starts Fleet Trials on Carrier

Headline News

Japan Airpower Coming Back

Japan is slowly getting back into the air. Last month the Rising Sun insignia appeared on military jet aircraft for the first time. Three Japanese pilots are presently checked out in and flying F-86s. Others are taking flight instruction on Lock-heed T-33s, being checked out on Curtiss C-46 transports, Grumman TBMs and Lockheed P2Vs.
Headline News

Industry Must Help Improve Field Servicing, Defense Official Says

Headline News

Hsl-1 Starts Fleet Trials on Carrier

Aviation Safety

Poor Planning Leads to Ditching

At approximately 2300,1 Dec. 22, 1954, a Douglas DC-3C, N 24320, owned and operated by the Johnson Flying Service, Inc., Missoula, Mont., was ditched in the Monongahela River because of fuel exhaustion while making an approach to the Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Experts Review Aircraft Deceleration

The problem of stopping fast aircraft within reasonable distances on the ground has ramifications reaching into the areas of braking, auxiliary stopping methods, reverse thrust devices and airport construction. And some of the same factors that enable a plane to fly fast—such as wing sweep and thinness, and general cleanness of design—make the job of stopping the craft more difficult.


Secrecy Menaces Technical Progress

Recently declared intention of the Defense Department to discourage publication of unclassified technical information, now circulated freely among scientists and engineers, (AW May 2, p. 17) gives the aircraft industry a new interest in basic problems of press freedom.

Piper Expands for Apache Push

Lock Haven, Pa.—Piper Aircraft Corp. is undertaking a major plant expansion costing some $400,000 to catch up on a seven-months’ order backlog for twin-engine Apache business planes. Traditionally there has been a production slowdown here in the fall.

Air Transport

Aa Nears Decision on Turboprop Order

Outcome of Lockheed-Douglas battle may shape U.S. jet transports sales pattern; designs use T56s.


Conversion Dampens AMC Hope to Sell C-82s; Plan New Offerings


Aircraft Industry Likely to Keep Conservative Dividend Policy

Although aircraft industry earnings are likely to remain at a high level, cash dividends to stockholders will probably not keep pace, at least in the near future. The industry finds a continuing need for augmented capital resources. This is dictated by expansion requirements for plant, equipment and facilities.
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