August 1, 1955

AVIATION SAFETY

Dc-3 Intruded Into Control Zone

AVIONICS

Trend to Transistors Seen Slowed By Military Procurement Policies

Talbott Quits Mulligan, Clings to Usaf

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AVIATION SAFETY

Dc-3 Intruded Into Control Zone

THE ACCIDENT At 0904,1 Jan. 12, 1955, a Trans World Airlines Martin 2-0-2A, N 93211, and a Douglas DC-3C, N 999B, owned by Castleton, Inc., collided near the Greater Cincinnati Airport approximately two minutes after takeoff of the TWA flight.
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AVIONICS

Trend to Transistors Seen Slowed By Military Procurement Policies

“Transistorization of avionic equipment will be delayed so long as the military services buy solely on the basis of price and delivery,” an official of a major avionics firm tells AVIATION WEEK. Thus, despite the many advantages which transistorization offers the military, service procurement policies may slow down widespread use of such equipment.

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Talbott Quits Mulligan, Clings to Usaf

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Variable-stability Planes Preview Future Handling Characteristics

The two test aircraft, Grumman F6F-3 and North American F-86A, are important research tools in NACA’s effort to probe the increasingly critical stability and control problems of supersonic flight. Other work on variable-stability aircraft is being done at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Meteor Offers Flight Test ‘package’

Acute shortages of flight test facilities that are delaying equipment manufacturers’ development-to-production cycles are being overcome by a new business service division of Meteor Air Transport, Teterboro, N. J. The service is saving a growing roster of clients months in obtaining vitally needed flight time on their products, Jean Kossarides, chief of Meteor’s new Equipment Flight Test Division told AVIATION WEEK.

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Red Far East Air Buildup Continues

ROK air force chief worried with only two wings of F-51s and F-86s facing 300 MiG-15s and 100 Il-28s.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Popular Dc-6a Setting Standards for Air-freighter Performance

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AIR TRANSPORT

Convair Dart Airliner Details Revealed

First details of Convair’s Dart turboprop transport show it to be basically a 60-passenger, stretched 340 airframe powered by four Rolls-Royce RDa.7s. Designed as one of the entries in the original American Airlines’ turboprop competition, which eventually was won by the Lockheed Electra (AW June 13, p. 12), The Convair Dart has since been offered to other airlines and to the military.
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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions Reported By Sec

Beneficiaries of the Braniff Foundation acquired 120,804 common shares of Braniff Airways Inc. stock to make a total holding of 483,217, Securities and Exchange Commission reported in its summary of transactions for the period May 11—June 10.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Settles States-alaska Fare Rules

Washington, D. C.—Fare differentials for DC-4 and DC-6B flights between the continental U. S. and Alaska have been prohibited by the Civil Aeronautics Board in its settlement of the four-way dispute over States-Alaska fares. To back up its decision, CAB has set a schedule of fare minimums for services between the U. S. and various Alaskan points on routes of Pan American World Airways, Alaska Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Pacific Northern Airlines.

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