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Attracting and Developing Professional Manufacturing Engineers - An Air Force Viewpoint

Air Force Contract Management Div., U. S. Air Force-Frederic F. Swan
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
Although the military services are enjoined through directives from competing with industry in manufacturing they, nonetheless, have a distinct need for attracting and developing professional manufacturing engineers. During the past five years those agencies responsible for procurement of major weapon systems have been faced with the increasing criticality to national survival of meeting predicted performance, cost, and schedule goals, and also changes toward fixed price and incentive contracts. A review is made of how the Air Force Contract Management Division (AFSC) is solving the problem; job opportunities in industrial engineering for professional growth and career progression are cited, and examples of accomplishment are given.
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Designing to Avoid Fatigue in Long Life Engines

Flight Propulsion Div., General Electric Co.-Clarence E. Danforth
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
Precise analysis and experimental verification as an integral part of the complex design process make possible the jet execution and attainment of design goals for long life jet engines. This paper emphasizes the key factors of fatigue insensitivity as represented by control of vibration, the cyclic character of engine operation, the control of transient thermal response, and a constant alertness to the limitations of familiar measures of material strength in establishing permissible levels of structural loads. Each factor is discussed fully in relation to specific areas of the engine and is supported by illustrative test and computational data.
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Supersonic Transports - Propulsion Systems - Application of Advanced Technology

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Div., United Aircraft Corp-W. L. Gorton
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
The SST will require considerable advanced technology in several areas of the engine propulsion system. The steps taken by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft to advance the state-of-the-art related to the fulfillment of these requirements are described. Above all, it is emphasized that a satisfactory commercial SST engine for all practical purposes must include a development program after engine certification and qualification that is comparable in magnitude to that achieved prior to certification. This continuing development program is essential in order to attain the maximum in engine dependability, durability, and maintenance.
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Maximizing Aircraft Production for Industrial Readiness Programs

McDonnell Aircraft Corp-Paul T. Rafter, Leslie A. McKinnis
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
The Industrial Readiness Planning Program for national defense is designed to prepare a producer for accelerated delivery of critical weapon systems during a national emergency. The dynamic character of the aerospace industry combined with the premises of national emergency demands effective and responsive planning of resources in order to maximize aircraft production for industrial readiness programs. These programs are developed prior to national emergency, and therefore preconceived conditions of pertinent internal resources must be realistically projected. Since readiness programs are primarily concerned with productive capacity, related factors must be used in planning internal resources, but specifics vary between companies and these variations affect overall planning. This paper discusses typical approaches for accelerating or compressing schedule requirements. Some current problems are identified and recommended solutions are proposed.
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Getting the Most Out of Gas Turbine Parts

Air Canada-J. J. Eden
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
Although the design lives of subsonic gas turbine engine components and parts are attainable within the current state-of-the-art, in practice they may not be reached. The factors which could be responsible for reduced life of a part include metallurgical and dimensional variances; incorrect production, overhauling, maintenance, or handling techniques; improper assessment of usage (stress-cycle relationships); faulty environment; and/or unrealistic build policy. Practical suggestions for obtaining greater life from currently produced gas turbine parts are given.
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Planning for Economic Justification of Equipment

Baltimore Div., Martin Co-Michael J. Dellape
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
One of the most difficult management decisions involves the allocation of funds for capital expenditures. The purpose of this paper is to offer some recommendations and procedures which will enhance the planning and control of capital expenditures for equipment. Top management will still make the final decision, and no procedure will ever replace it. The procedures here suggested are not substitutes for good judgment but, rather, provide a means by which to apply judgment better and with closer approximation to the realities of the situation.
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Manufacturing Engineering in Industry

Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp-Donald A. Spetta
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
Professionalism in the manufacturing engineering field is reflected through a demonstrated attitude of the individual caring about his own personal progress and his progress on the job, together with management recognition of all the different disciplines that make up the manufacturing engineering team. This philosophy is indicated in the obligation of management to provide opportunity for advancement to all working within the manufacturing engineering specialties, regardless of the individual’s educational level at the outset. A planned approach providing steps to offer continual professional growth in manufacturing engineering at Grumman is described. Recommendations are also made as to specific objectives which would help clarify the importance of the manufacturing engineer’s role in industry.
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THE NEW ENGINE TECHNOLOGY AND THE SUBSONIC TRANSPORT

Assistant Director, Advanced Development/Commercial, Aircraft Division, Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., Long Beach, California-JOHN MORRIS
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
During the course of the C-5A Heavy Logistics Transport Studies, a new level of engine technology emerged. The object of this paper is to demonstrate what impact engines designed to that technology level would have on the commercial subsonic transport.Three cases have been considered: (1) installing new engines on an existing airframe, (2) increasing fuselage size and passenger capacity of an existing aircraft as well as fitting new engines, and (3) using a completely new aircraft with new engines.
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Commercial Helicopter Outlook Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft Air Traffic Control System – An Analysis of Helicopter Air Traffic Control Problems

Aviation Systems Consultant (formerly Head Aviation System Research Department, Airborne Instruments Laboratory)-George Litchford
Executive Vice President, New York Airways, Inc-John E. Gallagher
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
The inauguration of true city center schedules coupled with the tremendous response from the traveling public and the continuing increase in passenger seat mile revenues for over a decade of VTOL scheduled air carrier service is evidence of the public need and confirmation of a continuing expansion of operations.Future research and development will be directed at reducing operating costs and improving schedule regularity on trip lengths that vary from the very short inter-airport to city distances to upwards of a hundred miles. The airframe manufacturers are already building helicopters large enough to carry 45 to 65 passengers and if adequate progress can be made in reducing direct operating costs (and thereby lowering seat mile costs), helicopters will become a common mode of air transportation in the very short-haul market.One significant advantage of VTOL air transportation is the flexibility of service patterns that can be provided. As neighborhoods change in character and new residential and corporate headquarter communities are developed in previously uninhabited areas, VTOL air services can adjust accordingly. All that is needed is a…
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Shaping Economic Justification Procedures

The Aro Corp-Richard W. Johnson
Published 1966-02-01 by SAE International in United States
The Aro Corp. has evolved an approach to the economic justification of expenditures which takes advantage of a small company’s close-knit organization, and at the same time utilizes very progressive and technically advanced principles. This paper describes the organization and the practices at Aro, and gives examples ranging from small to large projects.
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