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April 14, 1958

SAFETY

Pilot Blamed in Rikers Island Crash

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Nord Ranks Near Top in Missile Volume

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Companies Blend Skills in Solid Fuel Race

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SAFETY

Pilot Blamed in Rikers Island Crash

Northeast Airlines Flight 823, a Douglas DC-6A, N 34954, crash landed on Rikers Island, New York, at 18021 on Feb. 1, 1957. The accident occurred at night under IFR conditions less than one minute after takeoff from runway 4, La Guardia Field, New York.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Nord Ranks Near Top in Missile Volume

Paris—Three types of missiles are being produced by the thousands at the Chatillon factory of Nord-Aviation near here. From relatively small facilities have come to date a total of more than 15,000 missiles, approaching the 19,000 figure claimed by Douglas Aircraft Co. as a record over a 17-year period.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Companies Blend Skills in Solid Fuel Race

McGregor, Texas—North American Aviation, Inc., and Phillips Petroleum Co. have combined their aircraft and chemical skills in a new company which could prove a potent contender in the scramble to take advantage of the burgeoning popularity of solid fuel rockets.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

President Details Naca Space Mission

Recent developments in long-range rockets for military purposes have for the first time provided man with new machinery so powerful that it can put satellites into orbit and eventually provide the means for space exploration. The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have already successfully placed in orbit a number of earth satellites.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Economy Fares Spur Overseas Bookings

Advance reservations indicate record summer season; despite recession, traffic may reach 1,250,000.

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AVIONICS

Equipment Spans —67f to 752f Range

Burlington, Vt.—Avionic equipment which can operate without benefit of cooling over extremely wide temperature range of — 67F to 752F (400C) can now be fabricated with available components using techniques developed here by General Electric’s Missile and Ordnance Systems Department.

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Letters

At Any Cost President C. N. Sayen recently in the ALPA News Bulletin called the management of Western Air Lines “ignorant, supercilious, arrogant, and irresponsible.” I have been flying for Western for 15 years and feel that they are the finest outfit in the U. S. today.
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MANAGEMENT

Navy Curtails Aircraft Buying Program

Unanticipated costs, impact of weapon system plan force Navy to trim shopping list, slow schedules.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Kaman Designs K-17 for Commercial Use

Bloomfield, Conn.—Kaman Aircraft Corp., which has amassed a $35,-000,000 military order backlog is grooming an entry for the civilian helicopter market. Company is building, and will fly within three weeks, a pressure-jet-powered two-man helicopter designed for low cost field operations and simple maintenance.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Nonskeds Take New Look at Certification

Washington—Permanent certification of supplemental carriers by Civil Aeronautics Board may give little relief to most of the pressing problems the nonscheduled airlines face. Status of the carriers will be determined by the impending decision in the Large Irregular Case.

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