August 27, 1956

SAFETY

Stall in Approach Turn Blamed for Crash

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ivan Petrovich Studies 55 Hours a Week

AIR TRANSPORT

Transport Specialists Discuss Problems

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SAFETY

Stall in Approach Turn Blamed for Crash

At approximately 1458,1 Feb. 17, 1956, Eastern Air Lines Flight 156, a Martin 404, N 445A, crashed during landing at the Owensboro Airport, Owensboro, Ky. There were no reported serious injuries to the three crew members and 20 passengers.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Ivan Petrovich Studies 55 Hours a Week

Having considered the wide range of subjects taught at Soviet aeronautical institutes, we can now follow a hypothetical student, Ivan Petrovich Popov, through his course at the Faculty of Aircraft Design of the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aeronautical Institute.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Transport Specialists Discuss Problems

More than 500 engineers attend turbine-power meeting; Lowen says jets will fit into traffic network.
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New T53 Stimulates Stol/vtol Firms

Stratford, Conn.—Lvcoming’s T53 turboshaft engine has completed the Air Force’s 50-hr. qualification test, and the company expects to start shipping engines by late 1957. First publicized use for the Armyfunded T53 is the Bell XH-40 utility helicoptor.

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AVIONICS

Dualex Selcal Bid Offers 100,000 Codes

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THE SHORTAGE OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS

What Caused It?

WHY is the United States confronted with a serious shortage of scientists and engineers? One reason, discussed in earlier editorials in this series, is that the increasingly complex technology needed for national security and for an expanding economy has raised enormously the demand for technically trained people.
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Airline Costs Take Upswing, Hit Profits

No end seen to rising unit production and sales costs; fare increases possible though investigation pends.

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Traffic Controllers Fight to Halt Pay Cut Ordered By Civil Service

Washington—Air traffic controllers will begin a last-ditch fight this week to block a pay-grade ruling by the Civil Service Commission which, they say, would touch off an exodus from the control tower. The new ruling affecting the already manpower-shy controllers was drawn up as the result of a three-year struggle by the Civil Aeronautics Administration to have air traffic control, tower and communications operators upgraded in the Civil Service Commission pay structure.

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F8u Hits 1,000 Mph. Under Wraps

Oklahoma City—U.S. Navy’s F8U Crusader won the 1956 Thompson Trophy last week with an official speed run of more than 1,000 mph. Official announcement of the new record will be made at the National Aircraft Show here on Labor Day. The Chance Vought jet fighter set the mark in two officially-timed passes over a 15.1 kilometer course at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Aircraft Industries Assn. board of governors is actively looking for a suitable candidate to succeed Dewitt C. Ramsey, retired Navy admiral, as president when his contract expires in November. Ramsey, who will be 68 in October, has made personal appeals to key aircraft industry leaders to stay on in the post but deep-seated dissatisfaction with the ineffectiveness of his regime in dealing with key industry issues has cast the die in favor, of a successor.

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