January 2, 1956

SAFETY

Stratocruiser Ditched When Engine Fails

AVIONICS

Inertial Navigation: Out of the Laboratory Into Missile Systems

AIR TRANSPORT

Inadequate Aids Bog Transocean Traffic

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SAFETY

Stratocruiser Ditched When Engine Fails

A Pan American World Airways Boeing 377, N 1032V, was ditched in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 35 miles off the Oregon Coast, at 1112,¹ March 26, 1955, after No. 3 engine and propeller tore loose and fell free, followed by control difficulties.
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AVIONICS

Inertial Navigation: Out of the Laboratory Into Missile Systems

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AIR TRANSPORT

Inadequate Aids Bog Transocean Traffic

New York—Inadequate air navigation and communication facilities are seriously hampering North Atlantic air traffic and the situation is steadily worsening. North Atlantic crossings run as high as 3,000 a month. There are at any time during the day about 75 aircraft en route between Gander, Newfoundland, and Shannon, Ireland.

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Aeroflot Offers Promptness But No Frills

Traveler reports: Soviet pilots are competent, but passengers must fly without safety belts.

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MANAGEMENT

Democrats Ready Aviation Investigations

Washington—The Democratic--controlled Congress has marked the Defense and Commerce Departments for frontal attacks in this Presidential election year, and the aviation industry will be in the midst of the battle. The day after Congress opens—on Jan. 4—Sen. Mike Monroney (D.-Okla.), chairman of the Commerce Aviation Subcommitte, has scheduled hearings on the firing of Fred B. Lee as Civil Aeronautics Administrator.

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Usaf Aligns Industry for Atomic War

Industrial production readiness policy outlines concepts to compress, accelerate weapons output

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PRODUCTION

Navy Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over, as released by Navy Contracting Offices: AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICE, Philadelphia 11, Pa. Scintilla Div., Bendix Aviation Corp., Sidney, N. Y., coil assys., (383/2116-74/53, 383/2116-26/54, 383/2116-17/55, 1,301 ea., $66,450.
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PRODUCTION

New Materials for Metal Cutting Hold Promise of Production Gains

Two recent developments in cutting tools may bring production benefits to the aviation industry. Tests show that: Ceramic tool bits, made of non-strategic materials, can be used at higher machining speeds than conventional tools. Titanium diboride gives indications of being very successful for high-speed machining of hard high-temperature metals.
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AIR TRANSPORT

1955 Record-breaking Year for Airlines

Air traffic boom likely to continue well into 1956 as general economy of nation registers new gains.

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MANAGEMENT

Analysis Minimizes Net Worth Factor

December 261955 January 91956