January 18, 1960

FINANCIAL

U.s. Allocates $57,076,702 for 1960 Airport Construction

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Hardened Titan Bases Require Specialized Support

Westminster to Go Into Production

Tac Team Flies C-l30s in Air Show Formations

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FINANCIAL

U.s. Allocates $57,076,702 for 1960 Airport Construction

Washington—Airport construction projects for Fiscal 1960 will cost $57,076,702 in federal funds, a sum that will be matched on a 50-50 basis by local project sponsors. Allocation was based on $63 million made available by Congress under a two-year extension of the Federal Airport Act.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Hardened Titan Bases Require Specialized Support

Denver, Colo.—Operation from hardened bases entailing requirements for unbroken 10-day periods underground created special problems of ground support for the system design team of USAF’s Martin SM-68 Titan intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Westminster to Go Into Production

Tac Team Flies C-l30s in Air Show Formations

Sewart AFB, Tenn.—The Four Horsemen of USAF’s Tactical Air Command fly formation aerobatics with a smoothness, precision and tightness that belies the size and weight of their turbine-powered, four-engined Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

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Space Technology

Ussr Moon Robot Shot Tests Foreseen

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Details Causes of Electra Accident

Washington—Failure of two American Airlines pilots to properly monitor their flight instruments was cited by the Civil Aeronautics Board last week as the primary cause of the crash of a Lockheed Electra turboprop transport last February during an instrument approach to La Guardia Airport in New York.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Florida Market Stirs Stiff Competition

Advent of jet transports, plus anticipation of a good traffic year, will result in increase in seat capacity.

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Space Technology

Mergers Regroup Britain’s Air Industry

London—Merger of the aircraft and missile divisions of Vickers, Ltd., English Electric Co., and Bristol Aircraft Co. and the formation of a helicopter group led by Westland virtually completes regrouping of the British aircraft industry into two airframe/missile groups, two engine groups and a helicopter group (AW Dec. 21, p. 21).

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AIR TRANSPORT

Quesada Says Laxness Indicated in Faa Aviation Safety Survey

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AVIONICS

Thermoplastic Recording’s Uses Studied

New York—High-density airborne recorders, comparable in size and weight to magnetic systems, may evolve from work on thermoplastic recording now being conducted by General Electric Co. The capability of high storage density combined with film reusability makes the new recording technique (AW Jan. 4, p. 24) important for satellite and space vehicles where weight and space is at a premium, according to George Haller, vice president and general manager of General Electric’s Defense Electronics Division.

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Space Technology

Soviets Accept Cospar Framework

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