January 25, 1960

SAFETY

Factors Leading to Electra Crash Cited

MANAGEMENT

President Asks $41 Billion for Defense

AVIONICS

Services to Exchange Avionic Test Data

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SAFETY

Factors Leading to Electra Crash Cited

At approximately 2356 EST, on Feb. 3, 1959, an American Airlines Lockheed Electra aircraft crashed into the East River while attempting an instrument approach to Runway 22 at La Guardia Airport. There were 73 persons on board, including one infant.
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MANAGEMENT

President Asks $41 Billion for Defense

Fiscal 1961 new orders to total $42.412 billion; expenditures expected to reach $40.995 billion.

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AVIONICS

Services to Exchange Avionic Test Data

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Woomera Range Prepares for Blue Streak Launch

Woomera Range Prepares for Blue Streak Launch

Adelaide, Australia—Woomera Rocket Range, inaugurated 10 years ago as a place to test rocket defense weapons of nominal thrust, is now preparing to launch the Atlas-sized Blue Streak intermediate range ballistic missile sometime this spring.
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FINANCIAL

Stock Transactions

Disposition of common shares by four officers and a director of Curtiss-Wright Corp. has been reported by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the periods from Oct. 11 to Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 to Dec. 10, 1959, as follows: James G. Byron, officer, 3.000 shares, leaving a holding of 900;
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FINANCIAL

Retired Officers’ Salaries Detailed

Washington—Following are the salaries paid to retired flag and general officers employed by the 100 largest defense contractors as reported to the House Armed Services Investigating Subcommittee in reply to questionnaires sent to both industry contractors and the individuals concerned.
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Space Technology

Nasa $802 Million Request May Grow

Washington—Congress was asked last week to approve $802 million in new money for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Fiscal 1961, but the budget estimates are likely to be increased in an effort to accelerate the super booster program, including Saturn.

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Fiat 7002 Cold-Jet Helicopter Nears Completion

Nuclear Plane Radiation Hazards Defined

Washington—Biomedical problems are not now considered a limiting factor in the development of a practical nuclear-powered aircraft, but U. S. research programs on the subject are continuing. Much work remains to be done before detailed solutions are found to such problems as radiation effects, psychological stresses and potential accidents, but development of the aircraft system in the slowly moving Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion program does not hinge on these solutions.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Sayen Charges Faa Program Causes Pilot ‘resentment, Anxiety’

Washington—Clarence N. Sayen, president of the Air Line Pilots Assn., charged last week that the Federal Aviation Agency’s enforcement program has resulted in “resentment and anxiety” among pilots who believe they are being asked to replace “good judgment” with “arbitrary laws” in flight operations.

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Letters

This is in reference to the Curtiss-Wright two-part engine, in your Nov. 30 issue, p. 33. I have conducted a one man research into this type of engine for some time and it will surprise many to know that a number of patents exist, some go back more than 30 years.
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