May 30, 1960

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

P.16 Sales Sought Outside Switzerland

AVIONICS

First Bmews Nears Operational Status

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Usaf’s Satellite Test Center Grows

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

P.16 Sales Sought Outside Switzerland

Altenrhein—Low-level ground-attack P.16 Mk. 3 strike fighter, designed specifically to a tough Swiss requirement for army support, is a technically good airplane that got caught in political cross-fire. Designed and developed by engineering and manufacturing teams at Flugund Fahrzeugwerke AG. Altenrhein, the P.16 now is being offered for sale or license-production outside Switzerland, either in its present form or with design developments including a new powerplant.

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AVIONICS

First Bmews Nears Operational Status

Thule, Greenland—Air Force’s first Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) site, the largest, most complex military electronic facility ever constructed, is expected to become operational this fall, only 2½ years after first contracts were awarded.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Usaf’s Satellite Test Center Grows

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Military satellite reconnaissance networks with broader coverage of the Soviet Union and greater security against attack than reconnaissance aircraft will develop out of USAF’s 6594th Test Wing and the Discoverer satellites it is testing.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines Report Officers’ Salaries to Cab

Washington—Following is a list of airline officers’ and directors’ salaries, bonuses and indirect compensation, expenses and stock holdings for the year ending Dec. 31, 1959, as reported to the Civil Aeronautics Board: National Airlines, Inc.—G. T. Baker, president and director, $54,000 salary, $14,476.02 bonus and indirect compensation, $8,697.06 expenses and 199,479 shares of common stock; J. C. Bassage, vice president (entered office 11/1/59), $3,333.34 salary, no bonus or indirect compensation, no expenses or stock; J. C. Brawner, executive vice president and director, $27,000 salary, $7,866.94 bonus and indirect compensation, $898.48 expenses and 3,980 shares of common stock; W. B. Caldwell, Jr., assistant treasurer, $12,000 salary, $3,933.47 bonus and indirect compensation, $2,208.67 expenses and 72 shares of common stock.
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Space Technology

Nasa Centralizes Launch Management

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is rapidly becoming a major user of the nation’s missile ranges, moved today to simplify its complex organization for handling space vehicle launchings that are expected to total 25 to 35 a year over the next three years.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Titan, Atlas May Boost Rover Rocket

Use of Saturn for flight-tests of nuclear rocket also may be proposed under NASA study contracts.

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Letters

Never have I heard such a sad story. As an aircraft commander in SAC just finishing a frequent seven-day alert tour, Brian Power Waters’ “Pilot Problems” letter in your May 9 issue touched my heart. When my telephone rings, I can’t pass the buck as Mr. Power-Waters does.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Examiners Debate Cab Reorganization

Washington—Theoretical blueprints on means of streamlining Civil Aeronautics Board procedures are mounting in the wake of last year’s criticism of the Board by former member Louis J. Hector (AW Sept. 21, p. 36). Latest critique of the Hector recommendations, which were thoroughly denounced by CAB attorneys, was made by CAB Examiner Paul N. Pfeiffer.

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MANAGEMENT

Gao Lists Objections to Management Plan

Washington—General Accounting Office recommended last week that the Air Force take over the scientific and engineering personnel of Space Technology Laboratories, fully-owned subsidiary of Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, Inc., and develop “in-house” technical and management direction of its ballistic missile and space programs.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Suspends Proposed Rate Increases

Board action halts filing of widely-varied fares; order implies levels suggested so far are too high.

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