May 23, 1960

SAFETY

Britannia Crash Cause Undetermined

MANAGEMENT

Lockheed Diversifies for New Markets

Space Technology

New Methods Probe Space Flight Hazards

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SAFETY

Britannia Crash Cause Undetermined

Notification was by telephone from Bristol police at 1245 hr. on Nov. 6. An investigating team from the Accidents Investigation Branch arrived at the scene of the accident the same evening. The aircraft was making a development flight from Filton Aerodrome, Bristol.
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MANAGEMENT

Lockheed Diversifies for New Markets

Burbank, Calif.—Sales of aircraft accounted for less than half of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.’s total sales in 1959 for the first time in the company’s history and the trend is being paralleled in other companies within the industry. “Concentric diversification is the way Lockheed officials describe their version of the drive for new capabilities and markets.

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Space Technology

New Methods Probe Space Flight Hazards

Miami Beach, Fla.—New techniques developed in recent months promise to increase the basic understanding of radiation damage and the effects of weightlessness, the two greatest unknowns in manned spaceflight, the Aerospace Medical Assn, was told at its 31st annual meeting here.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Schedules Cut as Traffic to Cuba Drops

Faced with rapid fall-offs in tourist traffic, U. S. airlines operating into Havana, Cuba, have slashed their schedules, thus diverting an increased proportion of a dwindling passenger flow to Cuban flag carriers. Despite this diversion and a series of promotions last winter in which the Cuban government indirectly subsidized airline travel to Havana, the largest of the Cuban carriers—Compania Cubana de Aviacion, S. A.—was hard hit by falling load factors.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Twa-northeast Merger Sparks Debate

First in expected series of airline requests draws varied reaction; opposition to the plan expected.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Support Urged for Supersonic Transport

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BUSINESS FLYING

Dornier Raises Do-28 Stol Performance

Hanover, Germany—Increased power and wing area are features of Dornier’s second prototype Do-28, shown for the first time at the air show here last month. The six-seat, twin-engine STOL plane made its first flight on Mar. 20 and was flight-tested at Dormer’s Munich-Neuauling airfield before being introduced at Hanover, Germany.

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Space Technology

Life Support Systems for Space Tested in New Soviet Satellite

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Letters

I read with great interest your editorial “Airlines at the Crossroads” appearing in the May 2 issue. I am enclosing for your information two letters that I recently wrote to the Honorable Sen. Mike Monroney on this very same subject. It is my firm belief that unless the aviation industry, our leaders in Washington, and the people responsible for appointments to the Civil Aeronautics Board come to grapple with this problem, commercial aviation will suffer one of the largest setbacks in its history.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Boyd Foresees Stiffer Route Policies

New York—Civil Aeronautics Board is likely to adopt more stringent standards for approval of new route awards to airlines, CAB Member Alan S. Boyd told the National Federation of Financial Analysts Societies here last week. Boyd explained that he meant stringent in the sense of legal proof.
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