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April 28, 1958

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Safety Dominates Dc-8 Jetliner Design

AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Executive Pay, Bonuses

AVIONICS

How Command Guidance Controls Atlas

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Safety Dominates Dc-8 Jetliner Design

Santa Monica—Douglas DC-8 jet transport structure and system design is dominated by the “one member out” principle of fail-safe engineering which holds that no single member or component should be essential to safe, economical flight.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Executive Pay, Bonuses

BRANIFF AIRWAYS INC.—C. E. Beard, president, $69,000 salary, $5,078 bonus and indirect compensation and 21,600 shares of common stock; J. W. Miller, executive vice president, $44,500 salary, $3,203 bonus and indirect compensation and 1,206 shares of common stock; C. G. Adams, vice president finance and treasurer, $32,250 salary, $2,284 bonus and indirect compensation and 6,759 shares of common stock; R. C. Shrader, vice president, $18,000 salary, $1,215 bonus and indirect compensation and 8,266 shares of common stock; R. V. Carlton, vice president—operations, $34,500 salary, $2,453 bonus and indirect compensation and 4,000 shares of common stock; R. Brack, vice president—traffic and sales, $23,000 salary, $1,590 bonus and indirect compensation and 300 shares of common stock; M. Harrison, vice president—industrial relations, $19,500 salary, $1,328 bonus and indirect compensation, no stock.
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AVIONICS

How Command Guidance Controls Atlas

Washington — Command guidance system used with the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile is expected to have an accuracy which equals, possibly exceeds, the six-mile figure recently claimed for the Soviet ICBM by Maj. Gen. G. I. Pokrovsky, as reported by Tass, official Soviet news agency.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Pilot Outlines Orbital Test Program

Vancouver, B. C.—Four-phase program for flight testing an operational vehicle system proposed to place a manned aircraft in orbit was detailed here in a paper by A. W. Blackburn, engineering test pilot for North American Aviation, Inc.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Recession Hits Revenue Passenger Miles

Aviation Week survey reports first monthly drop in airline revenue passenger miles since 1949.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Scientist Warns of Space Effort Pitfalls

Downey, Calif—Hard-headed appraisal of problems that lie ahead for space technology, and a warning against over-committing the nation’s efforts in this direction at the expense of more immediate defense needs, has been made by Dr. R. E. Roberson, chief scientist, advanced engineering, North American Aviation, Inc., Autonetics Division.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Navy Evaluates Solid Propellant Drone

Dallas—Transonic, rocket - powered drone is being evaluated by the Navy at the Naval Air Missile Test Center as a means of providing more realistic flight targets for high performance weapon svstems. Designed and built here by Temco Aircraft Corp., the air-launched XKDT-1 Teal uses a dual-thrust solid rocket motor developed by Astrodyne, Inc., to give it flight durations over eight minutes at speeds close to Mach 1 and at altitudes up to 55,000 ft.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Convair Plans Four-man Space Station

Washington—Four-man space station that could be put into a 400-mi. orbit in five years at a cost of about $500 million has been proposed to USAF by Convair’s Astronautics Division. Based on the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile, the Atlas Orbital System provides the means for putting the greatest load into orbit at the earli est time, according to designer Krafft Ehricke, assistant to the division’s technical director.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

U.S. could land a man on the moon within eight years after receiving a go-ahead, Brig. Gen. H. A. Boushey, USAF deputy director of research and development, told the House Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration last week. Gen. Boushev said establishment of a moon base would have both civilian and militan' advantages—as a supplv base for flights to other planets and as a secure base to deter aggression.

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EQUIPMENT

New Aviation Products

Warning system detects torching on jet engine burner cans, or informs pilot of successful afterburner light-off. Thermostat, operating on principle of unequal expansion of two metals, provides electrical output signals to detect temperature overshoots to beyond 2,000F in main turbines.
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