November 14, 1960

MANAGEMENT

Furnas Discusses U. S. Space Planning

SAFETY

Engine Cylinder Failure Caused Crash; Cab Cites Plane Scheduling

MANAGEMENT

Sharp Defense, Space Changes Expected

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MANAGEMENT

Furnas Discusses U. S. Space Planning

In a speech to the Eighth Annual Engineering Management Conference in Chicago, Ill, Dr. Clifford C. Furnas, former Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Development) outlined his views on U. S. space planning, its significance, and social and political forces on engineering management in the aerospace age.
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SAFETY

Engine Cylinder Failure Caused Crash; Cab Cites Plane Scheduling

A Pacific Air Lines DC-3, N 67589, crashed near the Santa Maria Airport, Santa Maria, Calif., while making an emergency landing following takeoff at approximately 2018 PST, Oct. 26, 1959. The copilot was killed, the captain was seriously injured, and the purser and 17 passengers received injuries of varying degrees.
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MANAGEMENT

Sharp Defense, Space Changes Expected

Washington—Sharp changes in the way the defense effort will be organized and supported were foreshadowed last week by the election of Sen. John F. Kennedy. National space policy also faces an overhauling by the new President. Sen. Kennedy has long had advisory groups studying the various problems the Democratic President will face and how they should be solved.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Piper Widens Lower-priced Airplane Line

Grand Bahama Island—Piper Aircraft Corp. has designed two new airplanes to capture a greater share of the lowcost airplane market while still pursuing wider sales of its “tribal” line— the Comanche, Aztec and Apache. The new airplanes are the forerunners of an increasing emphasis on research and development at Piper which, executives promised, will result in a new model every year.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Cessna Plans Addition of Three New Twin-engine Aircraft By 1964

Wichita, Kan.—Cessna Aircraft Co. is planning to add three new airplanes to its line by 1964 and is adjusting its management concepts to cope with its growing model array—already largest in the business flying field. To 1,200 distributors and dealers meeting here, Cessna lifted the curtain to some degree on how it plans to retain its present 50% share of the market.

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AVIONICS

Nimbus Will Test Electrostatic Camera

Princeton, N. J.—New type of camera for satellite use, which records images electrostatically on plastic tape, is being developed here for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s advanced meteorological satellite, Nimbus, by Radio Corporation of America’s Astro-Electronics Division.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

B-58a Proposed for Transport Research

National research program based on the B-58A bomber and aimed at establishing design requirements for operational and salable supersonic transports is being proposed by Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp. Major advantage of the program at a national level is to fill the time gap between now and 1965 when the North American B-70 begins to accumulate Mach 3 flight hours.
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MANAGEMENT

Army Mounts Major Budget Fight for Acceleration of Zeus Project

Washington—Army has mounted a major effort to push its Fiscal 1962 budget request for nearly half a billion dollars to accelerate the Nike Zeus antiICBM program, basing its campaign on development progress and new technical advances.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Latin American Traffic Struggle Grows

Meeting of governments fails to reach compromise; new South American group intensifies the problem.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Usaf Launches Anti-satellite Program

Saint to begin with three-year demonstration phase; $60 million project calls for four test interceptions.
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