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April 22, 1957

Air Transport Facts and Figures

SAFETY

United C-54 Flies Off Course, Hits Peak

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

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Air Transport Facts and Figures

18th EDITION 1957

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SAFETY

United C-54 Flies Off Course, Hits Peak

United Air Lines Flight 409, a Douglas C-54B-DC, N 30062, struck Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming, near its top at approximately 0726,¹ October 6, 1955. All of the occupants were killed and the aircraft was demolished. HISTORY Flight 409 originated at New York, New York, on October 5, 1955, destination San Francisco, California, with intermediate stops including Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for S25,000 and over as released by Air Force Contracting Offices: AMC, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio AVCO Manufacturing Corp., Lycoming Div., 550 Main St., Stratford, Conn. R13003A engines, Air 0503, (PR 708865, 708870, 669626), $1,686,016.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

British Speed Woomera Missiles Work

Adelaide, South Australia — Soviet Premier Bulganin’s scarcely veiled missiles threat at Suez-time and Britain’s new and revised defense concept has goaded the country’s guided weapons industry into a burst of energy. Word has gone out officially that top priority is to be given to IRBM and ICBM projects.
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AIR TRANSPORT

X Pattern Breeds Efficient Schedule

Vancouver, B. C.—Flying a 31,000 mile international route pattern with seven airplanes calls for something special in the way of utilization. Canadian Pacific Airlines, with criss-crossing great circle routes that span a good part of the globe, ranks high among the world’s airlines in unduplicated route-miles if not in route-miles flown.

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Caa Proposes Expanded Airways Plan

Six-year plan drafted to break traffic bottleneck; Vortac coverage would be provided entire U. S.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

New Il-14 Much Improved Over Il-12

The IL-14 aircraft is a cantilever, low-wing monoplane with retractible landing gear and nose wheel, and a single-fin empennage. Its fuselage is of semi-monocoque type with stressed skin. It is distinguished by a long, streamlined configuration.

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FINANCIAL

Navy Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts of $25,000 and over as released by Navy Contracting Offices: AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICE, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia 11, Pa. General Textile Mills, Inc., 450 Seventh Ave., N. Y. 1, N. Y., helmets, (383/2904562G3/5/57), various, $171,329.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Transatlantic Air Travel Rise Predicted

Survey estimates peak of 440,000 passengers for summer, an increase of 15%; schedule expanded.

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MANAGEMENT

Trident II Backed as Standard Fighter

Four European companies agree to pool efforts to build French design, press for common use.

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