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March 11, 1957

SAFETY

Ground Control Faulty in Vulcan Crash

AVION ICS

Ir System Designer Faces Many Hurdles

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Icbm Tests Gain Hypersonic Glider Data

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SAFETY

Ground Control Faulty in Vulcan Crash

On October 26th, the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation invited me to undertake an investigation into certain aspects of the accident to a Vulcan aircraft at London Airport. These points concerned the G.C.A. control under which the aircraft was landing when the accident occurred, and the terms of reference proposed were:
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AVION ICS

Ir System Designer Faces Many Hurdles

One of the most challenging aspects of infrared system design is the fact that the designer has no control over two key parameters affecting system performance and relatively little control over a third. This is in contrast to the radar system designer who has relatively wide latitude in selecting system parameters such as frequency, power, pulse length and repetition rate to optimize performance.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Icbm Tests Gain Hypersonic Glider Data

Wallops Island, Va.—Aerodynamic and structural answers leading to the development of hypersonic manned glide rockets are being sought with new types of rocket-powered test vehicles at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics’ Pilotless Aircraft Research Station here.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Capital Reveals Viscount Operating Costs

Airline summary released to Aviation Week shows costs stabilizing; Capital foresees profit in 1957.

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FINANCIAL

Aircraft Industry Reports Record Earnings and Sales, Rising Costs

New York—Record earnings and sales, plus rising costs, were trends notable in 1956 annual financial reports in the aircraft industry. Ralph J. Cordiner, president of General Electric, set the keynote for most other company heads in their statements to stockholders when he said one of the principal factors limiting earnings was the high level of extra costs.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Aero 560-e Profits From Longer Wing

Oklahoma City—New high-performance Commander business plane and a revitalized sales and service program were unveiled here at Aero Design & Engineering Corp.’s recent national meeting of distributors. New sales and service plans are aimed at strengthening factory support of Aero Design’s sales force in the field AVIATION WEEK was told.

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Navy Shows Sidewinder’s Lethal Power

Missile kills F6F drone in China Lake demonstration; other rockets, bombing techniques are seen.

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Letters

In the Dec. 17 issue of AVIATION WEEK you published an article on p. 43 entitled “Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq Reach Agreement on Routes for Airlines.” In this article you mentioned that Air Jordan was the only regional airline authorized to resume flights immediately after the disturbances.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Plan to Subordinate Research Denounced By House Leaders

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MANEGMENT

Washington Roundup

Pentagon news releases on the aircraft procurement program are having their effect on Wall Street this month. Fast on the heels of the Boeing-Convair flurry set off by Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson’s comments on the relative merits of the B-52 and B-58 (AW March 4, p. 25) came a similar wave of activity in Republic and North American stocks.

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