April 23, 1956

Air Transport Facts and Figures

SAFETY

Pilot Made Faulty One-engined Approach

Letters

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Air Transport Facts and Figures

The year 1955 marked for the scheduled airlines of the United States the completion of a decade of service since the end of World War II. During that decade, the American-Flag airlines evolved into the most competitive, the most efficient and the most useful air transport system in the world.
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SAFETY

Pilot Made Faulty One-engined Approach

Currey Air Transport’s Flight 24 of September 8, 1955, a DC-3C, N 74663, struck powerlines during an attempt to make an emergency landing and crashed at the Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, California, about 0757.1 Both captain and co-pilot were killed, the stewardess and one passenger were seriously injured, and the remaining 29 passengers received minor injuries.
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Letters

On Synchrophasers In the January second issue of AVIATION WEEK (page 26), an article appears on synchrophasing of propellers, giving erroneous credit for this development. The history of the synchrophaser goes back to the early days of the war when Offner Electronics started development of an electronic control for jet engines as an independent project.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

T2v-1 Design Gives Better Performance Than T-33

Burbank—The Lockheed T2V-1 trainer, developed for Navy carrier operation, provides better all around performance and low speed characteristics than the T-33. An evolution of the T-33 design, the Seastar has: Boundary layer control for greater lift at low speeds.

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Usaf Shows Unique Details of Lockheed Starfighter

Palmdale, Calif.—The air superiority F-104A Starfighter was unveiled here last week and put through a startling demonstration of steep climbs, maneuvers and level flight that gave a clear clue to the plane’s high performance capabilities.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Caa Borrows B-47 to Check Jet Problems

Philadelphia—CAA teams soon will bring an Air Force Boeing B-47 into civil airports to study the particular problems of forthcoming jet operations, Civil Aeronautics Administrator Charles J. Lowen told the Airport Operators Council last week.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Has Plans to Carry Passengers in July

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Splits Over Re-equipment Plan

Airlines face strong opposition in bid to retain equipment sales’ earnings without subsidy loss.
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FINANCIAL

Navy Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts of $25,000 and over as released by Navy Contracting Offices: AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICE, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia 11, Pa. S & S Machine Co., 7th & Cheltenham Ave., Philadelphia. Pa., tow bar assys., (IFB-383-401-56), 10,000 ea., $46,000.
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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Publicity Vs. Security The Senate Subcommittee evaluating U. S. airpower began its public hearings (see p. 40) with Democratic Sen. Stuart Symington (Mo.), chairman, emphasizing the need for publicity, and Republican Sen. James Duff (Pa.), emphasizing the need for security.

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