July 11, 1960

SAFETY

Improper Recovery Cited in 707 Crash

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Fan Burner Dominates Supersonic Designs

BUSINESS FLYING

Aero Design’s 500a Shows Power Gain

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SAFETY

Improper Recovery Cited in 707 Crash

On Oct. 19, 1959, at 1620 PST, a Boeing 707-227, N 7071, crashed and burned in the Stillaguamish River about 10 mi. northeast of Arlington, Washington. Four of the eight occupants aboard received fatal injuries; one of the four survivors received serious injuries.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Fan Burner Dominates Supersonic Designs

Washington—New class of high performance turbojet engine—the fan burner—has become the primary powerplant choice for supersonic transports by most government technical authorities and U. S. engine and airframe contractors. Major U. S. engine companies are concentrating a large portion of their advanced design effort on fan burner engine designs to meet increasingly detailed performance requirements coming from Federal Aviation Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and airframe contractor studies of supersonic transport configurations.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Aero Design’s 500a Shows Power Gain

Reading, Pa.—Improved performance of the new Aero Commander 500A reflects the extensive design and configuration changes—including the installation of fuel injection engines—that Aero Design & Engineering Co. (Bethany, Okla.) has worked into its line of executive aircraft.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Scout Variant to Have Dyna-soar Role

Newport Beach, Calif.—-Multi-versioned Air Force Hyper-Environmental Test System (HETS) 609A, now beginning a series of nine development flights from Cape Canaveral, Fla., is slated for an important role in the Dyna-Soar program and is a strong competitor for at least three other important roles.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Faucett Seeks Route Between Peru-u.s.

Lima, Peru—Faucett Airlines is departing from its 31 years of mountain and jungle flying exclusively within Peru with an application for a route to the United States. The airline, founded by an American and still owned privately—20% of it by Panagra—is about to take delivery of its first Douglas DC-6 which will be brought to zero engine and airframe time by Pan American World Airways in Miami.

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Space Technology

Value of Bombardment Satellites Debated

Defense and Air Force sponsor studies of concept; acceleration of space interceptor program expected.

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MANAGEMENT

Congress Votes $39.9 Billion for Defense

Washington—The $39.9 billion Fiscal 1961 defense budget voted by Congress is a net $661 million increase over the amount proposed by the Administration. Use of the added funds for key programs—Army modernization, B-70, cargo planes for Military Air Transport Service, airborne alert, space satellites, Convair F-106, fleet ballistic missile program-still hinges on approval and release by the Bureau of the Budget and the Secretary of Defense.

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Letters

For the past five years two men, David Aldridge and Ray Block, have been doing an outstanding job as the airborne engineering section of RCA at the Atlantic Missile Range, Patrick AFB. These men have the responsibility to engineer all modifications to the Air Force range aircraft so they can do the job of tracking missiles.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Officer Salaries Filed with Cab

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cushioncraft Designed for River Travel

London—Variations on the fundamental Cockerell N-l hovercraft principle have halved the structure weight, appreciably slashed initial costs, improved the aerodynamic characteristics of the cushion principle and lowered jet velocity, in a new cushion vehicle which made its first public hover trials recently.

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