June 12, 1961

AVIONICS

Semiconductor Crisis Looms Over Pricing

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Heat Poses T.188 Structural Problems

AIR TRANSPORT

Breach Widens Between BOAC, BWIA

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AVIONICS

Semiconductor Crisis Looms Over Pricing

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Heat Poses T.188 Structural Problems

London—Use of stainless steel in construction of the Bristol Type 188 Mach 2 research airplane—vital because of a wide and varied temperature range in operating conditions—has posed design and construction problems for the British manufacturer.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Breach Widens Between BOAC, BWIA

While talks in London drag over independence for the British West Indies Federation, a breach appears to be widening between the two airlines primarily concerned with the future of aviation there. British Overseas Airways Corp. has refused to accept the proposed budget of its wholly-owned subsidiary, British West Indies Airways.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Control Duties Foreseen for Space Crews

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Record-Setting B-58's Crash Mars Paris Show Flyby

Paris—Flying display of aircraft from 14 nations that capped the successful 24th Paris International Air Show was marred on the first of two flying days by the loss of a Convair B-58 supersonic bomber and its three-man crew seconds after a low pass over Le Bourget Airport.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Mercury-Redstone Procedures Simplified

Washington—Procedures for the next manned Mercury ballistic mission will be modified to eliminate some of the 110 performance and monitoring tasks required of Astronaut Cdr. Alan B. Shepard during his flight May 5 in Mercury-Redstone 3.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Mariner to Scan Venus' Surface on Flyby

Los Angeles—Mariner A spacecraft, projected to weigh about 1,000 lb. and programed to miss Venus by about 16,700 mi. as it goes into a heliocentric orbit, will be launched late next year from Cape Canaveral by an AtlasCentaur boost vehicle.

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MANAGEMENT

Missiles Dominate Research Budget Plan

$2.5 billion apportioned from $5.9-billion total; space allotted $703 million, aircraft $732 million.

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FINANCIAL

Aerospace Industry Profits—1958-1960

Aerospace companies in many cases have more than shared in a general decline in industrial profits, but a compilation of financial reports for the last three years in the accompanying table shows anything but uniformity. Marked differences in the performances of individual companies have been the rule.
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AIR TRANSPORT

United and Western Air Lines Report Officers' Remuneration

United Air Lines—W. A. Patterson, president, $100,000 salary, 11,648 shares of common stock, 2952/3 shares of common stock in the name of others; J. A. Herlihy, senior vice president-engineering and maintenance, $58,000 salary, 9,105 shares of common stock; D. F. Magarrell, senior vice president-transportation services, $58,000 salary, 4,304 shares of common stock; R. E. Johnson, senior vice president-sales and public relations.
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