July 9, 1956

SAFETY

Eastern Flight Crashes Off Runway End

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Corporal Gives Army Nuclear Capability

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SAFETY

Eastern Flight Crashes Off Runway End

An Eastern Air Lines Martin 404, N487A, Flight 175, was damaged extensively when it overran the Tri-State Airport, Huntington, W. Va., at approximately 1850¹ on Jan. 15, 1956. No injuries resulted to either crew or passengers, and no fire occurred.
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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: HEADQUARTERS, SHELBY AF DEPOT, Wilkins AF Station, Shelby, Ohio. Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc., Long Beach Div., Long Beach, Calif., misc., spare parts for maint. platforms P/N K18202; K5415602 ; acft eng. trailer and 8220-7504227 Eng truck P/N K5466550, 684 ea., (PR WL-547833, 547855), $40,601.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Corporal Gives Army Nuclear Capability

Missile system provides artillery, gives commander striking force capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

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MANAGEMENT

Wilson Faces Symington, Defends Policy

Washington—Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson, testifying in the face of challenging testimony from Air Force leaders, defended the Administration’s airpower program “without reservations” during hearings last week before the Senate Airpower Investigating Subcommittee.

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Letters

Last Fastener Word? The undersigned makes reference to the letter of J. Mills Summers, president of Camloc Fastener Corp., appearing on page 154 of your May 14 edition entitled “Fastener Status.” It is not the intent of the Pachmayr Corporation to enter into a series of letters or counter letters, but (the company) desires to close the issue with this communication insofar as public print is concerned by quoting from the Dec. 30, 1955, letter from Headquarters, Air Materiel Command, Supply Division: “The decision to standardize on this particular fastener is the result of several years study, laboratory tests, and service tests by Air Materiel Command, Strategic Air Command, Wright Air Development Center, and the Bureau of Aeronautics.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Draft No-show Penalty Program

Two-step ticket confirmation plan provides for no-show fines of 20% of fare; liquor code adopted.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Apparent United-twa Collision Highlights Traffic-control Problem

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Aeroflot Plans International Jet Routes

Soviet airline pushes turbine transport plans, seeks routes to Western Europe, North America.

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MANAGEMENT

Army May Buy European Aircraft, Engines

Washington—Small quantities of carefully selected European aircraft, engines and equipment may be purchased for suitability tests by the U. S. Army before the end of Fiscal 1957. No final decision has been made to proceed with the program, and, if it is undertaken, it will be for the initial purpose of evaluating foreign work in the selected areas.

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EDITORIAL

Looking Through the Iron Curtain

The experiences of an American correspondent in the Moscow area during the week of the Tushino air show and the visit of Gen. Nathan F. Twining, USAF chief of staff and his technical experts, provided one of the first good views through the Iron Curtain that has cloaked Russian airpower development since 1945.

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