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June 29, 1959

SAFETY

Sayen, Quesada Debate FAA Cockpit Rule

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

G.91 Conquers Mud in Grass Field Operational Trials

AIR TRANSPORT

FAA Moves to Speed Jet Traffic Flow

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SAFETY

Sayen, Quesada Debate FAA Cockpit Rule

Dear Mr. Quesada: A ridiculous situation involving representatives of the Federal Aviation Agency has been brought to my attention and I am writing you concerning it in anticipation that early remedial action will be taken. As the problem is reported to me, inspectors of the Federal Aviation Agency (and I understand that in many cases these individuals’ normal assignment is maintenance inspection), while riding on air line airplanes, are timing the visits of the pilot in command to the passenger cabin and filing violation reports against him.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

G.91 Conquers Mud in Grass Field Operational Trials

Rivolto Air Base, Italy—Five FiatG.91s are operating off a grass strip here in the final phase of trials with the Italian air force. Eight pilots and 15 ground crewmen from the 103rd Light Tactical Fighter Group are living and operating under field conditions on the grassy margins of the base.

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AIR TRANSPORT

FAA Moves to Speed Jet Traffic Flow

Los Angeles—An airways bottleneck that threatens frequent traffic jams of jet transports in the Los Angeles area now stands a good chance of being broken if a new program recommended by the Federal Aviation Agency is adopted. The program is the result of an extensive study conducted by a team consisting of nine FAA officials and representatives from the commercial airlines, Air Force and Navy.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Officer Salaries, Director Stock Holdings to Cab

Washington—Following is a list of airlines officer’s salaries, bonuses and indirect compensations, expenses and stock holdings for the year ending Dec. 31, 1958, as reported to the Civil Aeronautics Board: Lake Central Airlines, Inc.—Dr. R. B. Stewart, chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors and director, $200 director and trustee fees with no stock ; J. J. O’Connell, chairman of the board and director, $2,400 salary, $1,400 director and trustee fees, $858.74 expenses, 80,954 shares of common stock in name of others which represents 97 pc of stock issue and $5,000 in principal amount of debt securities ; G. Hicks, president and director, $17,499.90 salary, no fees, $2,500 expenses and $9,900 in principal amount of debt securities.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

French and British Teams Star at Paris

Paris—Spectacular demonstration by the Swedish Saab Draken and some inspired flying by French and British acrobatic teams saved this 23rd International Aeronautical Salon from being just another air show. Both days of the flying display were marred by dark skies, ground haze and thunderstorm activity around Le Bourget Airport.

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MANAGEMENT

West Germany Plans Air Force Growth

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AIR TRANSPORT

Douglas Reveals DC-9 Performance Data

Four Pratt & Whitney turbofan JTF10A-ls will power 68-92 passenger short-medium haul airliner.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Reliability Is Vital Space Flight Factor

San Diego—Manned space flight requires development of reliability as an entire new science, members of the American Rocket Society were told by Abe Silverstein, director of space flight development for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at the semiannual meeting here.

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AVIONICS

NASA Considers Search-Rescue Satellite

Washington—A scarch-rescue satellite which can locate and quickly report the position of downed aircraft, flight personnel, ships in distress or space probe payloads that miss their intended impact area is under active consideration by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Prototype Hovercraft Tested on Water

London—Saunders-Roe, Ltd., ultimately hopes to build a 10,000-ton. 120-kt. version of its Hovercraft groundeffect vehicle. The SR-N1 prototype Hovercraft recently completed five hours of free hovering flight and made its first overwater hover trials.

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