January 16, 1956

AVIONICS

Component Design Challenges Industry

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Operations Knowledge Keys Safe Design

ENGINEERING FORUM

Rearward Seating Urged for Airline Use

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AVIONICS

Component Design Challenges Industry

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Operations Knowledge Keys Safe Design

Two-thirds of the task of aircraft accident prevention lies within the responsibilities of the design engineers. The most prodigious effort by operational personnel can yield at best only a one-third reduction in aircraft accidents.

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ENGINEERING FORUM

Rearward Seating Urged for Airline Use

Research and sober experience have made it very clear that the human body can tolerate a very severe blow—such as a fall—upon the back, but is much more vulnerable to blows from other angles. An investigation by Hugh de Haven published in 1942 relates instances of survival in falls from heights as great as 150 ft.
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Air Traffic Control Problem Goes Before President

Bureau of Budget study group recommends creation of cabinet-level post, preparation of 20-year plan.

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TRANSPORT

Lee Hearing Called ‘fishing Expedition’

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SAFETY

Helicopters Get New Cable Disconnect

A Bell Helicopter, model 47G, N 942B, owned and operated by the Port of New York Authority, crashed during takeoff from the heliport atop the Authority’s building, 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York, about 1515 (Eastern Daylight Time), July 13, 1955.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Face First Major Pilot Shortage

Major carriers engaged in recruiting drive as largest expansion program gets under way.

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EQUIPMENT

Also on the Market

Flush toggle switch cover (model 1184, plate-covered; model 1185, bracketmounted) has flush trigger and cover available in wide range of offsets to fit a variety of panel thicknesses. Switches are rated 10-20 amp.; 125 v. a.c. per pole, and up to 4 PDT can be provided.
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TRANSPORT

Radar Will Control N. Y. Traffic in March

New York—One step toward a solution of the New York area’s increasingly complex air traffic problem was taken up last week when the Civil Aeronautics Administration shifted its Air Route Traffic Control Center into spacious, modern facilities at Idlewild Airport.

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Army Budget Stresses Planes, Missiles

Expanded missile system, strategic and tactical mobility are principle goals, chief of staff says.

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