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May 19, 1958

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

C-130 Demonstrates Mission Flexibility

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Controlled Fusion Studies Open Space Engine Field

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Italian Team Pioneers in Formation Landings

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

C-130 Demonstrates Mission Flexibility

Marietta, Ga.—Operational flexibility of Lockheed’s powerful 62-ton, pressurized C-130A Hercules, with its four constant speed Allison T-56-A-1A turboprop engines, is evidenced in its flight characteristics, general ease of airground handling, and all-field capabilities at varied weight regimes.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Controlled Fusion Studies Open Space Engine Field

Washington—Hope of achieving a controlled thermonuclear reaction within a few years is opening a powerplant field of great potential which offers the prospect of combining great thrust, high specific impulse, and low weight into a single unit.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Italian Team Pioneers in Formation Landings

Pratica di Roma—Italy’s aerobatic team for 1957—the Little Rearing Horses of the Fourth Air Brigade—has left the international competition scene and returned to full-time flight operations. But before its year as assigned representative of the Italian Air Force was over, it had made indelible impressions in the minds of every aviation enthusiast who saw performances.

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SAFETY

Mechanic’s Error Cited in Bay Landing

At 10511 on June 21, 1957, a Douglas DC-6A, N 34953, leased and operated by Flying Tiger Line, Inc., made a forced landing, following loss of power on all engines, on a sand bar in Jamaica Bay two miles southwest of its takeoff from New York International Airport.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Officer Salaries, Bonuses

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AIR TRANSPORT

Qantas Bids for Cut of U.s. Local Market

Bid by Australian airline to compete in domestic market could open way for other foreign carriers.

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AVIONICS

Ducts May Supplement Radio Frequencies

New York—Solution to the overcrowded radio spectrum through communication by use of natural ducts for low frequency radio, sound, light, heat and gamma rays has been proposed by a senior Air Force scientist. Areas in which experimental work could provide nexv channels for transmitting messages oxer long and short distances are described in a paper presented to the Institute of Radio Engineers by Joseph L. Rverson, chief of the Advanced Development Laboratory, Directorate of Communications, Rome Air Development Center.

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FINANCIAL

Aircraft Companies File Reports on Executive Pay, Stock Holdings

Washington—Following is a list of exeeutive and directors salaries and stock holdings as filed by aircraft companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission: LITTON INDUSTRIES INC.—C. B. Thornton, president and chairman, board of directors, $52,000 salary and 157,999 shares of common stock ; R. L. Ash, vice president and director, salary not listed, 67,981 shares of common stock ; H. W. Jamieson, vice president and director, salary not listed, 67,756 shares of common stock ; M. L. Mace, vice president and director, salary not listed, 16,756 shares of common stock; G. McDaniel, vice president and director, salary not listed, 5,000 shares of common stock ; C. A. Spaatz, director, 2,800 shares of common stock ; J. A. Thomas, director, 26,495 shares of common stock.
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MANAGEMENT

Supersonic Bomber Cancellation Sparks Raf Air Chiefs ‘revolt’

London—Military discontent with government defense economies broke into the open in Britain this week, spurred by release of details of an unconventional supersonic bomber which has been cancelled in the cutback. Several British newspapers gave prominent play to what they called the “revolt of the air chiefs.” These stories stemmed from an air conference in London during which Royal Air Force spokesmen, including Chief of Air Staff Sir Dermot Boyle, outlined future RAF requirements, with a strong emphasis on supersonic manned aircraft.
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FINANCIAL

First Quarter Shows Increases; Aviation Resists Recession Drop

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