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June 30, 1958

SAFETY

Pilot Error Cited in Helicopter Fatality

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Swiss Build Mobile Anti-aircraft Missile

FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

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SAFETY

Pilot Error Cited in Helicopter Fatality

A Bell helicopter, model 47-H, N 2492B, owned and operated by New York Airways, Inc., struck a flagpole and crashed at Farmingdale, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1957, about 1232.1 One of the two passengers was killed, the other passenger and the pilot were seriously injured; the helicopter was demolished.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Swiss Build Mobile Anti-aircraft Missile

Zurich—Test battery of the Contraves Oerlikon RSD-58 anti-aircraft missile is completing acceptance tests for the Japanese and will be delivered soon. A single battery has been ordered for trials which could result in licensed production of the weapon in Japan.

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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

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Space Technology

Mars, Moon Bases Foreseen in 20 Years

Los Angeles—Moon and Mars will have permanent manned outposts in 20 years, Brig. Gen. Homer A. Boushey predicted here at a symposium on unstable chemical species, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Aerojet-General Corp.

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AVIONICS

Computers Learn Engineer’s Language

Large, high speed digital computers are learning the language of the engineer as part of the effort of computer designers to improve the performance of the most undependable component in present-day computing systems—the human being.

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Letters

In reference to Mr. Doty’s article (“Qantas Bids for Cut of U. S. Local Market”) in the May 19 issue of AVIATION WEEK (p. 38) regarding the Qantas request for an interpretation of its existing rights, following is a statement by C. O. Turner, chief executive and general manager of Qantas Empire Airways, Ltd:
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AIR TRANSPORT

Military-airline Doppler Dispute Grows

Defense Department meeting sought in an attempt to settle dispute over Doppler frequency allocations.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Congress Appears Ready to Back Federal Aviation Agency Bill

Washington—Proposed Federal Aviation Agency drew another step closer to reality late last week as Congress stood ready to give strong backing to a bill that would create the independent agency. As matters now stand, early Senate floor action is expected on the bill which was reported out by the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee last week less than two weeks after Senator A. S. Mike Monroney’s (D.Okla.) subcommittee concluded hearings (AW June 23, p. 30).

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MANAGEMENT

Mcelroy, Russell Clash on Defense Bill

Washington—Strong opposition in the Senate to the President’s proposals for reorganization of the Defense Department broke into open clashes last week. In the limelight was a challenge by Sen. Richard Russell to Defense Secretary Neil McElroy over possible reprisals against military officers or officials who present views to Congress that are out of line with the President’s position.

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MANAGEMENT

United Aircraft Gears for Space Role

Corporation reorganizes to reflect missile, space weapon system management capability it possesses.

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