November 26, 1956

SAFETY

Dc-3 Pilot Lost Sight of Airport, Crashed

AVIONICS

Sperry Innovates Design in Autopilot for Jet Transport

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Company Formed to Study Space Design

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SAFETY

Dc-3 Pilot Lost Sight of Airport, Crashed

A West Coast Airlines DC-3, N 62374, flew into the side of a hill H miles northeast of the runway threshold during an approach to Pullman-Moscow Airport, Pullman, Wash., about 1940,1 Feb. 26, 1956. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the copilot and two of the twelve passengers received minor injuries.
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AVIONICS

Sperry Innovates Design in Autopilot for Jet Transport

Sperry Gyroscope Co. has made a break with tradition in the design of its new SP-30 autopilot to meet the more difficult stabilization requirements imposed by the increased speed and altitude range of large jet aircraft. The SP-30 will be used on the Douglas DC-8 and is a serious contender for several other new jet aircraft.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Company Formed to Study Space Design

Sherman Oaks, Calif.—Believing that now is the time to lay the groundwork for space travel, a group of scientists and engineers have initiated studies to establish feasibility of the various approaches. Their company, Systems Laboratories Corp.,

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MANAGEMENT

Latins Demand Better Planes, Financing

Miami—Financing, modernization of equipment and proper logistic support were the main problems on which the 200 delegates to the Latin American Aviation Conference here focused during three days of discussion between U. S. suppliers of aircraft and their Latin American customers.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Addition of East, Midwest Routes Doubles Riddle’s Cargo Business

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Although the report of Special Working Group 13 on air traffic control was accepted last week as a “technical document” by the Air Coordinating Committee, it still failed to obtain final approval and was sent to an ad hoc committee for review and “editing.”

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BUSINESS FLYING

Business Autopilot Goes to Distributors

New York—First units of the new Tactair T-3 lightweight low-cost threedirectional autopilot designed specifically for business aircraft are reaching distributor’s shelves following three years of development and flight test. Priced at $2,395, the T-3 weighs less than 10 lb.

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EDITORIAL

Focus on Latin America

The Latin American Aviation Conference recently held in Miami under auspices of the Aircraft Industries Assn. Export Committee served a number of useful purposes. First, it focused attention of North American manufacturers on the rapidly expanding export market for their products in Latin America and the increasingly stiff competition they are facing from European manufacturers in that area.

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MANAGEMENT

Defense Department Liberalizes Progress Payment Regulations

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MANAGEMENT

Moss Probes Security Review, Finds Abuses in Defense Agency

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