May 7, 1956

SAFETY

Wing Failure Followed Loss of Control

AVIONICS

Ssb Transceiver: More Power, Channels

TRANSPORT

Paa Plans Latin American Expansion

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SAFETY

Wing Failure Followed Loss of Control

At 2214,1 on October 17, 1955, a Beech Bonanza, Model C-35, N 5825C, piloted by Joel W. Thorne, crashed into an apartment building located at 11948 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood, California. Eight residents of the building and the pilot were fatally injured; one resident was seriously injured.
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AVIONICS

Ssb Transceiver: More Power, Channels

A new single sideband high frequency transceiver, the AN/ARC-58, is expected to provide a 40-fold (16db.) increase in effective power as compared with the double sideband (DSB) sets now used for long-distance military and airline communications.

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TRANSPORT

Paa Plans Latin American Expansion

Miami—Pan American World Airways’ Latin American Division, nearing its thirtieth birthday, has parlayed an early start and an aggressive approach into a dominant position on the air lanes radiating from the United States to the nations further south.

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Gen. Lemay Gives Russia Four Years to Outstrip U.s.

SAC commander tells Senate committee present policies will give USSR air superiority by 1960.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Bid for Airline-fare Review Gains Force

General Accounting Office pushes recommendation before House subcommittee for fare-rate review.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Omega Helicopter Designed to Cut Cost

New Bedford, Mass.—Omega Aircraft Co. has designed a new aircraft it hopes to introduce as the “Model A Ford” of the helicopter industry, cutting down cost and complexity. The aircraft, known as the Omega SB-12 is scheduled to fly for the first time sometime this spring.

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MANAGEMENT

Procurement Policies Defended Before House Group By Usaf

Washington—The Air Force pointed to over $1 billion it has recaptured on aircraft contracts through an “aggressive” review policy in defending its procurement practices before the critical House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Armed Services.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Sales Will Exceed $100 Million in 1956

First quarter shipment reports indicate that U. S. business aircraft manufacturers will probably deliver over 6,500 airplanes worth more than $100 million. Last year’s shipments were approximately 4,500 planes valued at about $70 million.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Solar Diversifies to Strengthen Future

San Diego—The management of Solar Aircraft Co. is seeking to strengthen the company’s future position in the aviation field by increased activity in research and development, proprietary articles and subcontracting. Largest proportion of Solar’s current backlog is represented by engine components which are being fabricated for every major jet engine builder.

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TRANSPORT

Twa, Braniff Report Salaries

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