In Partnership With

June 9, 1958

SAFETY

Flap Bolt Failure Caused Viscount Crash

BUSINESS FLYING

Water-stable Skimmer Lands ‘hands Off’

MANAGEMENT

Industry Team Bids on Usaf Project

7273

SAFETY

Flap Bolt Failure Caused Viscount Crash

Early in the afternoon of March 14, 1957, the Vickers Viscount aircraft GALWE (generally known as “W.E.” or “Whisky Echo”) crashed while approaching to land at Ringway Airport, Manchester. The aircraft was owned and operated by British European Airways and was reaching the end of a scheduled passenger-carrying flight from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, with a crew of five and 15 passengers.
5859

BUSINESS FLYING

Water-stable Skimmer Lands ‘hands Off’

Teterboro, N. J.—Excellent shortfield capabilities, along with extreme stability during water operation, are key features of Colonial Aircraft’s new four-place C-2 Skimmer IV. All-metal amphibian is powered by Lycoming O360-A1A engine generating 180 hp. at 2,700 rpm. at takeoff.

6869

MANAGEMENT

Industry Team Bids on Usaf Project

Dallas—Weapon system group has been formed by Temco Aircraft Corp. and six other companies here to prepare a bid on a unique weather reconnaissance system planned by the Air Force. Formation of the group points up some changes in the technical and management setup in the aircraft industry.

4647

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

T53 Designed for Maintenance in Field

Stratford, Conn.—Design of Lycoming’s T53 860-shp. turboshaft engine is aimed toward ruggedness at the sacrifice of some weight saving in an attempt to provide reliability in the field where minimum of maintenance facilities and trained personnel may be available.

2627

MANAGEMENT

Federal Aviation Plan Gains Momentum

Washington—Congressional action to create an all-powerful Federal Aviation Agency before the end of the sum mer was put into motion last week with strong White House support. First positive move toward the immediate establishment of a longawaited independent organization that can resolve the growing crisis of overcrowded airways was made when Sen.

9495

Letters

Knowing your desire for accuracy, I would like to submit this correction to the article by David A. Anderton entitled, “Italian Team Pioneers in Formation Landings,” (AW May 19, p. 81). On Armed Forces Day in 1956 at Evreux/Fauville Air Base, France, I and several other U.S. pilots were somewhat shaken when the French Air Force Acrobatic Team, flying Ouragans, not only landed but took off in their four-plane show formation.
2021

MANAGEMENT

Mahon, Symington Hit New Complacency

Washington—'Two top Capitol Hill spokesmen on military matters attacked the backslide into complacency toward the defense program since last October’s launching of Sputnik I in major speeches last week in the House and Senate: Rep. George Mahon (D.-Tex.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Armed Services, said that “as a net proposition applied to defense effort, we will perhaps be spending less in Fiscal 1959 than in Fiscal 1958.”

3233

AIR TRANSPORT

Cargo Lines Report Executive Salaries

1213

EDITORIAL

European Research Program

Some five years ago, the Air Research and Development Command established a European office in Brussels to organize a program enlisting the best technical brains of Europe in its basic research program. At this late date, it should not be necessary to emphasize the major scientific contributions made by European researchers, not only in basic work but also in many specific U. S. development programs such as atomic weapons, supersonic flight and avionics.

2425

Space Technology

Civil Space Agency Bill Passes House

Washington—Legislation to create a powerful national space agency under civilian control breezed through the House last week and went to the Senate without a dissenting vote. The measure introduced by Rep. John W. McCormack (D.-Mass.) would establish a National Aeronautics and Space Administration with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as its nucleus.

June 21958 June 161958