October 16, 1961

SAFETY

Viscount Crash Icing Discrepancy Cited

AIR TRANSPORT

Delta Sees Added Potential in New Routes

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Ars Underscores U.s. Space Goals, Gaps

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SAFETY

Viscount Crash Icing Discrepancy Cited

An analysis of the weather indicates the temperature and moisture content of the air at 8,000 feet, Flight 20’s assigned altitude, were conducive to icing to the extent that ¼ to ½ inch of airframe ice accumulation could have built up on the portions of the airframe of N 7462 while en route to the accident site.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Delta Sees Added Potential in New Routes

Increased space activities on Delta’s southern transcontinental routes may enhance carrier’s position.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Ars Underscores U.s. Space Goals, Gaps

New York exhibit indicates nation’s ambitions, but timetable for major achievements hinges on boosters.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Turbine Executive Aircraft Gain Impetus

Tulsa, Okla.—Travel revolution imposed by airline turbojet aircraft is threatening to reduce the use of medium and heavy twin-engine, pistonpowered aircraft to the point where it will no longer be profitable for businesses to own them, Tom Harris, vice president and general manager of Aero Commander, Inc., indicated to members of the National Business Aircraft Assn, at the group’s 14th annual meeting here.

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AVIONICS

Access Shows Newest Data Link Ideas

Washington — Aircraft Communication Electronic Signaling System (ACCESS), a new data link recently proposed to the Federal Aviation Agency by the team of Motorola and General Precision, Inc., reflects many changes in thinking on data link requirements that have resulted from two years of FAA testing on an experimental equipment.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Reduction of Ranger Components Studied

Newport Beach, Calif.—Design concept used in the lunar landing sphere and seismometer payload for NASA Ranger 3, 4, and 5 is to minimize the number of operations which could have a critical effect on the functioning of the payload and telemetry, according to officials of Ford Motor Co.’s Aeronutronic Division, prime contractor for the sphere.

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Letters

Defining ‘Helicopter’ We enjoyed reading the article by Mr. Herbert J. Coleman entitled “British Study Increased Helicopter Use” which appeared in your magazine Aug. 28 (p. 54). Of particular significance was the report of a statement by the British Minister of Aviation that heliports are a necessity for “modern cities that want modern transportation.”
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BUSINESS FLYING

Czechs Designing New Line of Lightplanes

Brno, Czechoslovakia—Czech aircraft industry is designing a new line of light aircraft and studying plans to move into the turbine-powered helicopter field for domestic use and export in the late 1960s. New vehicles envisaged include a replacement for the high-wing L-60 Brigadyr aircraft and a small two-seat helicopter designated the Z-35 for postal services in remote areas.

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MANAGEMENT

Dod Seeks Single Sac-polaris Command

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AIR TRANSPORT

Stranded Charter Stirs Ire in Congress

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