July 18, 1960

SAFETY

Cab Revises Earlier Twa Crash Report

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Ablation Wins Missile Performance Gain

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Allison Convair Retains Good Air Traits

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SAFETY

Cab Revises Earlier Twa Crash Report

Trans World Airlines Flight 260, a Martin 404, N 40416, struck Sandia Mountain, near Albuquerque, N. M.,1 Feb. 19, 1955, about 0713.2 All 16 occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed (AW Nov. 28, 1955, p. 80). An investigation was initiated by the Civil Aeronautics Board immediately after the accident.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Ablation Wins Missile Performance Gain

Significant new advances in materials technology, the result of urgent military demands, are beginning to pay off in the development of missiles with greater speed, payload capability and lower radar cross-section. Nike Zeus, the Army’s anti-intercontinental ballistic missile weapon, is being completely covered with an ablating fluorocarbon plastic heat shield.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Allison Convair Retains Good Air Traits

Santa Monica, Calif.—Recently certificated Allison turboprop Convair has retained all the favorable flying characteristics of the original Convairliner and in many cases has improved upon those of the piston-powered aircraft, an AVIATION WEEK flight evaluation showed.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Faa Intensifying Its Campaign Against Private Flying Accidents

Washington—Tighter qualifications for private pilot certificates probably can be expected in the near future as the Federal Aviation Agency intensifies its efforts to reduce an accident toll which last year cost 721 lives in 4,598 accidents.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Trunkline Traffic Falls Below Predictions

Prospect of reaching 14% gain originally forecast for 1960 seems slight in view of slack first half.

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MANAGEMENT

Rb-47 Leads to Exchange of Warnings

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BUSINESS FLYING

World’s Gilders Vie in West Germany

Butzweiler, West Germany—West Germany’s Heinz Huth and Argentina’s Rudolpho Hossinger took top positions in standard and open class respectively at the Eighth World Gliding Championship here. George Münch, Brazil, and Adam Witek, Poland, took second and third places in the standard class.

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Letters

Re: Letter “SAC Alerts,” issue of July 4 (p. 102), if SAC “combat-ready B-47 copilot” McDaniel of MacDill feels “malassigned,” I wish him a speedy exit from the Air Force. Today’s professional aircrew has no place for any person unable to accept responsibility and the entire Air Force, especially SAC, can do better without this officer of “humble Century-series-bred opinions.”
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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Inadequacy-of-service Ruling Upheld

Washington—In a decision that may have far-reaching effects on airline flight scheduling policy, a U. S. Court of Appeals last week upheld the Civil Aeronautics Board’s authority to order a carrier to increase flight service when such service is found to be inadequate.
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MANAGEMENT

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