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June 10, 1957

SAFETY

Both Pilots Fail Sighting in Collision

AIR TRANSPORT

Aviation Market to Outstrip U.s. Economy

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Fiat G.91, U. S. Inspired Italian Design, Girds for Nato Trials

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SAFETY

Both Pilots Fail Sighting in Collision

At 1432,1 Sept. 9, 1956, a Continental Air Lines Douglas DC-3A, N 3331 5, and a Cessna 170B, N 8143A, collided in flight approximately two miles southeast of the Phillips Airport, Bartlesville, Okla. Both aircraft, substantially damaged, were landed safely at that airport.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Aviation Market to Outstrip U.s. Economy

Airborne Instruments survey serves as basis for Curtis report, sees healthy growth for 1957-75.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Fiat G.91, U. S. Inspired Italian Design, Girds for Nato Trials

Turin, Italy—Second prototype of the Fiat G.91 light ground attack fighter is nearing the flight test stage at the company’s nearby South Caselle test center. With Fiat’s tough shakedown and flight test program behind it, the little plane will be flown to the French Air Force’s test center at Bretignv in July for its final hurdle: competitive evaluation by a team of NATO pilots against the French Dassault Etendard VI and the Breguet Taon.

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French Lead Europe Technically in Air, Show Proves

Paris—Technical leadership of Western Europe’s aircraft industry is now both the property and the responsibility of the French. This shift in engineering power, first beginning to show about two years ago, was made evident and underscored by the dynamic displays of the French against tough competition at the 22nd International Aeronautical Salon at Le Bourget Airport near Paris.

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MANAGEMENT

Major Procurement Cutback Threatened

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Redline Urged for Critical Test Areas

Lancaster, Calif.—Certain areas of critical stability in high speed flight where pilot and airplane are endangered, and which can be calculated in advance, are not proper subjects for flight test and are to be avoided, test pilots were told here.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Curtiss-wright, in Civil Jet, Finds Gain in Low Temperatures

Quehanna, Pa.—High mass flow has been substituted for high turbine inlet temperature in Curtiss-Wright’s new TJ38 commercial turbojet. This 12,500 lb. thrust engine was developed jointly by C-W’s Wright Aeronautical Div., Wood-Ridge, N. J. and Bristol Aeroplane Co., Filton, England, from the latter’s Olympus engine.

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MANAGEMENT

Twa Airs Financial Ills, Remedies

Kansas City—Four-point program to aid Trans World Airlines in surmounting its current financial difficulties was outlined here by TWA President Carter L. Burgess before a gathering of aviation writers at the carrier’s new $25 million overhaul base.
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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released bv Air Force Contracting Offices: AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, ARDC, Washington 25, D. C. New York University, Washington Square, N. Y., N. Y., research and reports in the field of elasticity, (AF 49(638)-161), job, $46,895.
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AVIONICS

Light Digital Computer Auto-navigates

Dayton—Lightweight, self-contained digital auto-navigator, designed to provide self-correcting dead reckoning and celestial navigation service, was revealed here at the recent National Conference on Aeronautical Electronics.

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