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August 12, 1957

SAFETY

Similar Failures Indicate Ditching Cause

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Delay, Stretchout Nibble at Technical Life of Vautour

AVIONICS

Infrared to Get Collision Warning Trial

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SAFETY

Similar Failures Indicate Ditching Cause

A Pan American World Airways Boeing 377, N 90943, was ditched in the Pacific Ocean because of powerplant difficulties near Ocean Station November1 located between Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, and San Francisco, Calif., on Oct. 16, 1956, at 0615.2 All 31 occupants were evacuated safelv; the aircraft sank in deep water and could not be recovered.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Delay, Stretchout Nibble at Technical Life of Vautour

Paris—Sud Aviation’s SO. 4050 Vautour, the nucleus of France’s jet bombing and all-weather force, now is being delivered to squadrons of the Armée de l’Air. The twin-jet Vautour was developed to the general concept of one airplane capable of doing three different missions: ground attack, bombardment and all-weather fighting.

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AVIONICS

Infrared to Get Collision Warning Trial

New York—Airline hopes for early relief from growing air collision threat will be riding on an Aerojet-General infrared proximity warning indicator (PWI) when it begins its evaluation tests in November aboard a company owned DC-3. If the tests confirm Aerojet’s predictions, airlines probably could start installing self-contained, lightweight, moderate-cost proximity warning indicators in their fleets before end of 1958.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Navy Indicates Need for ‘true’ Seaplane

San Diego—Industry approaches to meeting Navy requirements in seabased and VTOL-STOL aircraft were outlined here last week at the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences national Naval aviation meeting. Highlight of the meeting was sharp definition by top Navy officers of thinking concerning their sendee’s future in aviation, covering Navy’s roles and missions, new naval air weapon systems concepts, long range planning and research and development philosophy.

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MANAGEMENT

Administration Split on Financing Bill

Washington—President Eisenhower is pressuring the Defense Department to accede to legislation—now on the verge of enactment—which would throw the financing of military aircraft contracts into confusion. The measure, which last week had passed the Senate and was awaiting action on the floor of the House, would do two things:

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Letters

We would like to express the appreciation of H. A. Wagner Co. for your excellent article on the RADOTT Tracking Theodolite which we have designed and developed (AW July 1, p. 71-76). However, we would like to correct the final paragraph of the article with respect to the price at which the RADOTT will be offered to the tracking market.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cornell’s T-33 Simulates Any Jet Plane

T-33 test airplane that, like its F-94 predecessor, can simulate other jet aircraft in their full-scale flight characteristics and also simulate some new configurations still in the design stage, has been developed by the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.

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MANAGEMENT

Services to Get Fiscal 1959 Ceilings

Wilson concedes requirements secondary to dollar, says ‘penalty for saving isn’t as great this year.’

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MANAGEMENT

Works Bill Includes Four Bomarc Sites

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AIR TRANSPORT

Emergency Fare Increase Plea Denied

Raise in passenger rates now called unjustified; airlines criticize Board’s action as too quick.

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