May 23, 1955

AVIATION SAFETY

Pilot Erred in Choosing Airport

Special Report

Russian Jet Airpower Gains Fast on U. S.

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Red Policy Pampers Engineers But Misses Research Payoffs

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AVIATION SAFETY

Pilot Erred in Choosing Airport

THE ACCIDENT At 1340 (0840 EST),1 Aug. 3, 1954, an Air France Lockheed 1049 Constellation, French registry FBGNA, crashed while attempting an emergency landing in a field at Preston City, Conn. The 29 passengers and crew of 8 evacuated the aircraft before fire consumed the cabin and cockpit; the pilot, flight engineer, and one passenger were seriously injured.
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Special Report

Russian Jet Airpower Gains Fast on U. S.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Red Policy Pampers Engineers But Misses Research Payoffs

The Russian engineer is a paradox. He is both the strength and the weakness of the Soviet war machine. He is respected and feared; he is privileged and exploited. His life is subject to the whims of the Communist Party. But because of the questioning challenge of his work and the logic that motivates it, he must come into conflict —open or suppressed—with Party dogma.
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AVIONICS

Old Idea Used to Cool New Transistors

The Peltier effect, for many years an apparently useless scientific curiosity, may be one solution to a problem which has restricted the use of transistors in avionic equipments. The problem: How to keep transistor temperatures below critical limits.

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FINANCIAL AID TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Business Help for Our Colleges a Job for All Business Firms

IN recent months, individual business firms have announced the adoption of a variety of plans, both imposing and ingenious, for financial aid to higher education in the United States. In doing so, they have taken a lead in dealing with a problem of transcendent importance both to the business community and to our nation as a whole.
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Financial

Profits Face ‘gloves Off’ Investigation

House Appropriations Committee’s investigation of profits of the aircraft industry (AW Apr. 18, p. 11) is going to be a “gloves off” affair, Rep. George Mahon, chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee, told House members. Profits of the industry on defense contracts have been low—an average 2.5%.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Decontamination Offsets Radiation Threat

Indian Springs AFB, Nev—Radio-active contamination need not put military aircraft out of service as a result of techniques developed by the USAF Special Weapons Center. The problem of contamination by radioactive particles encountered in atomic bomb clouds is a new hazard of atomic air war.

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EQUIPMENT

New Stand Speeds Twa Engine Overhaul

An engine test stand that omits the usual whirling club propeller, is virtually noiseless, and incorporates a near-100% power recovery feature has been tested successfully by Trans World Airlines. Power recovered from the engine can be used to help heat and cool buildings.

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Production

Production Briefing

Vickers, Inc., has expanded El Segundo Division to provide complete facilities for design and production of special hydraulic valves for airborne use. Lockheed Aircraft Service-International, New York, delivered 534 overhauled and modified aircraft in first quarter of 1955, a 93% increase over last year’s equivalent period.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Nya Wants 3-turbine Convertible Copter

Operator considering civil versions of Piasecki H-21 and Sikorsky S-58 as interim rotorcraft transports.

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