September 5, 1955

AVIATION SAFETY

Pilot Off Course, Hits Mountain

Letters

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

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AVIATION SAFETY

Pilot Off Course, Hits Mountain

THE ACCIDENT At approximately 1740,¹ Nov. 20, 1954, a Lockheed PV-1 aircraft, owned and operated by the Plymouth Oil Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., crashed on Calf Pasture Mountain, near Waynesboro, Va. All five occupants, including the two crew members, were killed.
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Letters

Fixed-Base Plea On what basis does the Civil Aeronautics Board allow a subsidy-supported airline to enter into competition with unsubsidized small, private, fixed-base operators? Capital and National Airlines are now in the business of leasing aircraft to corporations and of running their executive operations for them, furnishing crews, maintenance, financing and other associated services.
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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by Air Force Contracting Offices: ROME AIR FORCE DEPOT, N. Y. Freeman Elec. Construction Co., Inc., 1409 E. Dominick St., Rome, N. Y., electrical alterations and additions to various bldgs. at Verona test Site, Verona, N. Y. and Griffiss AFB, Rome, N. Y., (IFB-30-635-55-155), job, $26,078.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ground Tests Spur C-133, B-66 Production

Long Beach, Calif.—When the first turboprop-powered C-133 rolls off Douglas Aircraft’s assembly line in November, many of the cargo plane’s systems and components will have been ground tested and proved out in order to shorten the actual flight test time.

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Buaer Shakeup Streamlines Operations

New procurement unit will soon speed contracting, improve phasing of weapon systems components.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Examiner Shuffles North-south Routes

American, Eastern, Capital, Trans World would obtain new segments to existing Northeast-Southwest service.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Liberalizes Operating Rules for Air Freight Forwarders

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Usaf Urges Aircraft Industry to Use Own Funds for Research

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Budget Review Day and night sessions of top echelon Air Force executives last week followed reports that Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey has ordered a new effort to cut Fiscal 1956 expenditures so as to face the electorate with a balanced budget in the next election.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Twa Hopes to Double Tourist Volume

New York—Trans World Airlines is developing combination coach-first class transports as the standard airliner on its domestic trunk routes. With this equipment plus the new $80 fare on nonstop coast-to-coast flights, TWA expects to more than double its transcontinental tourist volume within the next 12 months.

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