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December 7, 1959

SAFETY

Breather Discharge Caused Nacelle Fire

BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Aims at $60 Million Sales Year

MANAGEMENT

Data Systems May Supplement Weapons

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SAFETY

Breather Discharge Caused Nacelle Fire

About 1623, Jan. 17, 1959, Eastern Air Lines Flight 704 made an emergency landing on runway 9R of the Miami International Airport. The landing was made because of an engine failure and uncontrollable fire immediately after takeoff. Of the five crew members and 12 passengers, one passenger received minor injuries.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Aims at $60 Million Sales Year

Wichita, Kan.—Calling 1960 “a year of decision” during which Beech Aircraft Corp. will lay the foundation that will determine its future in the prosperous but competitively tough decade ahead, Vice President-Commercial Sales Leddy Greever set a goal of more than $45 million in factory billings for business aircraft and parts before some 350 distributor and dealer representatives attending the company’s annual sales meeting here.

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MANAGEMENT

Data Systems May Supplement Weapons

Boston—Some companies are beginning to orient themselves toward defense business in the 1960s on the premise that a new kind of system built around the gathering and processing of intelligence will be a major factor in maintaining national security.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Jets Spur Transatlantic Passenger Rise

Airlines foresee one-third increase in seats next season, as 12 carriers phase jets into service.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Budget Cuts Force Stretchout of B-70

Major subsystems eliminated, flight date delayed; North American will recall airframe subcontracts.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Competition Rises in Ion, Plasma Fields

Washington—Growing activity and encouraging progress in the development of electric propulsion techniques to power rocket-launched, large-payload vehicles on interplanetary missions and/ or to shift satellite orbit, were reported here during recent meeting of the American Rocket Society.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Nasa Studies Supersonic Transports

Langley Field, Va.—New supersonic design concept has been developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that puts an advanced swept-wing entry into the field of designs generally discussed for supersonic transports.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Minuteman Tests Yield Silo Design Data

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Series of underground silo test firings of the full-scale model solid-propellant Minuteman ICBM now being pushed here is uncovering critical environmental launching phenomena which promises to lay the groundwork for advanced follow-up testing at Patrick AFB, Fla., and Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
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FINANCIAL

AMC Contracts

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by the Air Materiel Command: Ampex Corp., Redwood City, Calif., two ea., video tape recorder/reproducers, (Ampex Model FR-700), (PR-C-003034), $150,570.
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EQUIPMENT

Paint Gives Missiles Thermal Protection

St. Louis, Mo.—Thermal protection that can be painted on missiles to the exact temperatures required is now being offered to engineers, by Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co. The protection, which comes in the form of a family of tailor-made sublimating paints, is offered as a low-cost, lightweight means of controlling the high temperatures induced in missiles and space vehicles by aerodynamic friction, solar heating and rocket exhaust gases.

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