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February 17, 1958

SAFETY

Passenger Blamed for In-flight Explosion

AVIONICS

Gyro Drift Cut By Bearing Technique

MANAGEMENT

Industry Girds for Tough Contract Talks

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SAFETY

Passenger Blamed for In-flight Explosion

About 0337,1 July 25, 1957, an explosion occurred in the lavatory of Western Air Lines Flight 39 during flight near Daggett, Calif. The blast ruptured the fuselage shell and outrushing air from the pressurized cabin enlarged the rupture.
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AVIONICS

Gyro Drift Cut By Bearing Technique

Great Neck, N. Y.—Significant development in gyro technology which cuts random drift rate of non-floated gyros by 1,000 to 1,200% and promises even greater future gains has been revealed here by Sperry Gyroscope Co., Division of Sperry Rand Corp.

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MANAGEMENT

Industry Girds for Tough Contract Talks

Sikorsky strike vote may portend rugged negotiation sessions; labor, management seem in stubborn mood.

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EQUIPMENT

New Avionic Products

(Note: Beginning with this issue, New Avionic Products has added a category called “High Temperature Components,” in recognition of the steadily growing importance of this area in avionics. Components listed in this section have, according to their manufacturers, been designed to operate at temperatures above 300F.).
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AIR TRANSPORT

Soviets May Offer Tu-114 Turboprop to World Market

Soviets may put giant turboprop on world markets; low operating cost stressed over speed, capacity.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Increased defense spending was cited by President Eisenhower last week as one of several government programs and policies that will foster recovery of the U. S. economy later this year. Eisenhower spoke of “a sharp increase in the first half of this year in the rate at which defense procurement contracts will be placed with private industry.”

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Senate, House Form Space Units; Usaf Space Claim Recognized

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EDITORIAL

Technical Rivalry Is Healthy

Every time the American people come to grips with the genuine problem of reorganizing our national military effort to cope with modern technical and political requirements, there is a great hue and cry over the deleterious effects of inter-service rivalry.

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MANAGEMENT

Bill to Alter Obligational System Gets Increased House Opposition

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Convair 440 Wingtip Jet Engines Interest Five Overseas Airlines

San Diego, Calif.—Five airlines have indicated interest in a Convair Metropolitan 440 modification which would combine wingtip jet engines with the aircraft's twin Pratt & Whitney R2800CB17 conventional powerplants. Convair officials said interested airlines are Sabena Belgian World Airlines, Swissair, Avensa (Venezuela), Iberia and Aviaco.
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