September 17, 1956

SAFETY

Crash Crews Avert Fire in York Crash

MANAGEMENT

French Meet Guerrillas with Helicopters

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Republic Turns to Dual Actuator Controls

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SAFETY

Crash Crews Avert Fire in York Crash

On the morning of April 30, 1956, a York aircraft G-AMUL (usually called “Uncle Love”) was due to take off from Stansted Airport in Essex on a flight via Malta to Habbaniyah in Iraq. The aircraft was owned and operated by Scottish Airlines (Prestwick) Ltd. and the flight was being made on charter by the Air Ministry to carry Royal Air Force personnel and members of their families.

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MANAGEMENT

French Meet Guerrillas with Helicopters

Algiers—Troop carrying helicopters— Sikorsky S-55s and S-58s, Vertol H-21s and Bell 47G-2s—are flying more than a third of the 700 missions French air forces average weekly in the Algerian campaign. Bell 47s and Sikorsky S-55s are doing a fine job for the French, but recent additional orders for 50 Vertol H-21s and 150 Sikorsky S-58s underscore the interest of the French in these larger types.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Republic Turns to Dual Actuator Controls

Farmingdale, N. Y.—Republic Aviation is retrofitting approximately 1,500 F-84Fs with a simplified control actuator system and is planning to use an advanced version of this new system in its forthcoming F-105 fighter-bomber. The system is called a tandem actuator system because during normal operation it uses two independent hydraulic loops working side by side on the same control surfaces.

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Freer Rein for Industry Recommended

Defense Department study calls for better utilization of management skills in weapons development.

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Letters

Company Omitted Your August 6 issue of AVIATION WEEK contains a very interesting and complete coverage of the Air Research and Development Command. I can appreciate the editorial problems in collecting and editing all the information from the various test facilities, and I think you have done an excellent job.
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TRANSPORT

Atc System Forces Change in Passenger Ticket Buying Habits

New York—Most of the nation’s domestic airline passengers will have to change their ticket-buying habits under the industry-wide time limit plan going into effect this week. One major carrier estimates that 60% of its passengers formerly bought their tickets at the airport shortly before their flights departed.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Jet Orders Demand Airline Sales Push

Director General takes calm view of capacity implications but emphasizes breadth of increase.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Aerial Surveys Grow on Speed, Savings

Pasadena, Calif.—Mining, oil, lumber and other firms needing quick and accurate mapping and exploratory services are boosting the aerial survey industry to levels of $18 million a year. One of the top firms is Hycon Aerial Surveys, Inc., jointly owned by two companies which develop much of the equipment it uses.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

AEC and Nuclear Rockets Atomic Energy Commission’s brief announcement that its Los Alamos Laboratory is “concerned with research and development of nuclear rocket propulsion” has been followed by much speculation, little fact. Disclosure that the laboratory’s N Division, headed by Dr. Raemer Schreiber, has been working on the problem for the last year, brought out additional information that the Livermore Laboratory also is concerned with nuclear powered rockets.

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AVIONICS

Radar Receiver Built Into New Crt Tube

New York—Cathode ray tube which, by itself, performs nearly all the functions of a complete radar receiver has been revealed by Sylvania and the Office of Naval Research, which sponsored its development. By eliminating the normal radar local oscillator, mixer, intermediate frequency amplifier, detector and video amplifier, the new device is expected to slash radar receiver size, weight, cost, and complexity.

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