October 10, 1960

SAFETY

Pilot Instrument Inexperience Cited By Cab in Beech Crash

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Usaf Evaluates Aircraft for Missile Site Support

AIR TRANSPORT

Mats Aims at Turbofan Airlift By 1964

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SAFETY

Pilot Instrument Inexperience Cited By Cab in Beech Crash

A chartered Beechcraft, Model C18-S, crashed near McGrath, Alaska, on Sept. 1, 1959, about 2214 AST, killing all eight occupants. The aircraft departed Kotzebue for McGrath, both in Alaska, at 1315 AST, with nonrefueling stops at Kiana and Tanana.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Usaf Evaluates Aircraft for Missile Site Support

Warren AFB, Wyo.—Helicopter and light, fixed-wing aircraft manufacturers are competing for orders for missile site support aircraft which soon will be placed as a result of a survey currently being conducted here by the Strategic Air Command.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Mats Aims at Turbofan Airlift By 1964

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FINANCIAL

Boac Deficit Rises; Bea Reports Profit

British Overseas Airways Corp. reported improved operating results in its 1959-60 fiscal year, but its over-all net loss continued a trend that has increased its accumulated deficit from $8.5 million to $42.6 million in three years. This is in contrast to British European Airways, which reported a $5.8 million profit in the same fiscal year, and the Commonwealth carriers, Qantas, which reported a $2.4 million profit for the year 1959 and Trans-Canada Air Lines, a $152,554 net profit.
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AVIONICS

New Component Packaging Idea Studied

Downey, Calif.—Unusual concept of packaging conventional avionic components into digital computers which may combine the features of high reliability, compactness and low-cost with simple, easy maintenance is being explored here at the Autonetics Division of North American Aviation.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Initial Capacity Restriction Drive Fails

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Oxygen Test Studied as Astronaut Check

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AIR TRANSPORT

Fuel Injection Failures Grounded I1-18

Quesada reports engine problem halted operations, calls Aeroflot operating facilities substandard.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airport Area Land Use Problem Studied

Washington—Dealing with mounting problems of turbojet noise effects on real estate values in airport areas has become a top priority project with the Federal Aviation Agency, which is now exerting a strong influence over airport area residential construction through close liaison with the Federal Housing Administration and other government agencies.
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AVIONICS

Army Describes Communications Satellite

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