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October 27, 1958

SAFETY

Dc-7c Propeller Loss Traced to Fatigue

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

X-15 Design Reflects Hypersonic Mission

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lockheed Pushes for Nato F-104 Sales

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SAFETY

Dc-7c Propeller Loss Traced to Fatigue

No. 1 propeller of Scandinavian Airlines Flight 912, a DC-7C, Danish Registry OY-KNB, oversped about two hours after departure on a direct flight from New York, N. Y., to Copenhagen, Denmark. The flight, which had departed New York International Airport (Idlewild) at 15161 on Oct. 29, 1957, was diverted to Boston, Mass. where the crew of nine and 50 passengers deplaned safely.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

X-15 Design Reflects Hypersonic Mission

Inglewood, Calif.—North American Aviation has engineered a simple, straightforward structure to meet stringent operational demands of the hypersonic out-of-atmosphere research aircraft. Highlights of the structure are: Wing is approximately a 5% thickness structure, about 102 in. at root chord, sweeping back at a leading edge angle of about 25 deg. to a tip width of about 34 in.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lockheed Pushes for Nato F-104 Sales

Burbank, Calif.—Driving to sell its F-104 Starfighter to NATO and SEATO governments, Lockheed Aircraft Corp. has built its sales campaign around the aircraft’s high performance, combined with economical maintainability. The company stresses that the F-104, current holder of world speed and altitude records, is a "little” airplane with attendant lower initial and operational costs, which has better performance than currently operational types and equal to aircraft being developed.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Iata Deadlocked on Jet Airliner Fares

Disagreement at Cannes meeting may force 60-day recess to avert open-rate crisis on North Atlantic.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Seaboard & Western’s Outlook Improves

New York—Outlook for Seaboard and Western Airlines has improved over the early months of this year, when the carrier’s losses were high and its cash position poor. Seaboard, only all-cargo scheduled airline on the North Atlantic, ran into trouble in the third quarter of 1957 with a loss for the period of 5176,000.
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AVIONICS

Space Computers Need More Reliability

Washington—Design of a digital computer required for navigation and control of even the more difficult interplanetary space probes appears to be well within capabilities of the present state of the art, except in the area of reliability where large improvements are needed.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sac Demonstrates Bombing Proficiency

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AIR TRANSPORT

Slump in Profits Faces Iata Members

New Delhi meeting centers on carrier fare conflicts; rising jet-turboprop transport is competitive factor.

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EQUIPMENT

Airlines Shop for Portable Jet Silencers

New York—Airlines planning jet service are shopping for portable jet noise suppressors. First quantity order for such equipment is from American Airlines, which is buying six units from Kittell-Lacy, Inc., Los Angeles. Pan American World Airways has purchased one suppressor from the Maxim Silencer Co., Hartford, Conn., for evaluation and expects to take delivery next month.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Army Fight to Hold Space, Missile Roles Dominates Ausa Meeting

Washington—Army’s strong determination to keep its space and missile development team intact rather than have any part of it transferred to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration dominated the 1958 annual meeting of the 60,000-member Assn. of the U. S. Army last week.

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