June 6, 1955

AVIATION SAFETY

Low Fog Causes Loss of Control

Management

Gac Banks on Diversity and Research

Financial

Usaf Contracts

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AVIATION SAFETY

Low Fog Causes Loss of Control

THE ACCIDENT A Sikorsky helicopter, model S-55, N 737A, owned and operated by Petroleum Helicopters, Inc., crashed approximately 200 yards offshore in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle, La., Dec. 2, 1954. The accident occurred at approximately 02351 during an attempt to land in heavy fog.
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Management

Gac Banks on Diversity and Research

Akron—The aviation company that depends largely on subcontracts is somewhat like a man balanced on a high ledge. Any sudden shift in the wind may topple him. In the aircraft industry, these shifts are likely to be the result of changes in defense procurement.

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Financial

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of recent contracts announced by the United States Air Force. B. F. Goodrich Co., Dayton, wheel assy. for H-37A aircraft, 200 ea., brake assy. for H-37A aircraft, 200 ea., 70 ea., $81,189. Bell and Howell Co., Chicago, shuttle, 2,500 ea., plate assy., 800 ea., $34,779 ; phase III, motion picture camera, 107 ea., $238,375.
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Management

Usaf Recognizes Red Gains, Spurs B-52

Boeing bomber production schedule is accelerated, reversing Administration position on Soviet air power.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Military R & D Lagging, Hoover Charges

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ten-minute Killer Mission Guided F4d Skyray Design

A ten-minute mission, flown at maximum power, is the major job of the Douglas F4D Skyray, about to go into service with U. S. Naval air units to provide top cover for carrier task forces. Its primary mission is to kill enemy bombers making 500 knots at 40,000 ft., before they reach the drop point for an attack on the carrier or the area being protected.

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Management

Sac to Integrate Spanish Bases Into Global Complex By 1957

Madrid—U. S. Air Force installations in Spain will be sufficiently near completion within two years to be integrated in Strategic Air Command’s round-the-world string of bases. Two of the four establishments under construction, Torrejón and Saragossa, are scheduled to be fully operational by 1957.
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PRODUCTION

Italy’s Aircraft Industry Passing Through Its Most Critical Period

Rome—The Italian aircraft industry, passing through perhaps the darkest period in its history, at least can boast of highly qualified experts and courageous directors. This is the only encouraging element in an otherwise gloomy situation, and gives hope that, with the aid of the Italian government and the Western Allies, the industry will weather its depression.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Rizley Backs Subsidy Rights for All Lines

Mail certificate requisite now outmoded, CAB says; ATA claims plan would ‘start subsidy program again.’

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Speeds Local Certifications

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