December 25, 1961

SAFETY

Traffic Control Practices Cited in Collision

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sikorsky S-64 Can Lift Up to Nine Tons

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Redesigned T63 Engine Ends 50-hr. Test

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SAFETY

Traffic Control Practices Cited in Collision

At approximately 1430 EST, Sept. 30, 1959, a Cessna 140, N 1652V, owned and flown by Richard G. Hochrein, while on final approach to runway 15 at the North Philadelphia Airport collided with an Aeronca L-16A, N 9330H, owned and operated by Philadelphia Group No. 10, 31st Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol piloted by Robert T. Wilson.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sikorsky S-64 Can Lift Up to Nine Tons

Stratford, Conn. — Sikorsky Aircraft S-64, designed as an all-purpose transport and flying crane, is about ready to be rolled out of the factory here for the start of ground tests. Six months of flight testing will follow, ending sometime in autumn of 1962.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Redesigned T63 Engine Ends 50-hr. Test

Indianapolis—After three years of development, including one complete internal redesign, the Allison T63-A-3 lightweight turboshaft gas generator-free turbine engine has completed its 50 hr. preliminary flight rating test (PFRT).

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MANAGEMENT

Ideas Advanced to Improve Conventions

The technical convention, which could be one of the most effective media for exchanging important new scientific information, has degenerated into something which too often serves its sponsors better than it serves the scientific community.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Potez 840 Has Automatic Throttling

Paris—Potez 840 four-engine turboprop transport, a highly maneuverable, rugged French entry into the world’s feeder lines and executive market, will undergo major modifications to make it more attractive to North and South American buyers.
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MANAGEMENT

Defense Budget Shifts Have Wide Effect

Tight central control by Secretary McNamara forces services and industry to adapt to altered process.

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FINANCIAL

Dod Lists Top 100 Contractors in 1961

New York—Defense Department’s list of 100 military prime contractors for Fiscal 1961 (July 1, 1960 to June 30, 1961) shows that the principal type of contract work for 62 contractors was for research, development, test and production of missiles and space vehicles, aircraft and electronics.
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AIR TRANSPORT

El Al Aims at Across-the-board Economy

Tel Aviv—In addition to striving for high load factors, El Al Israel Airlines pays close attention to aircraft utilization rates in its constant battle to keep operating expenses at a level that permits the non-subsidized carrier to turn a profit.

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AVIONICS

Facility Will Assess Nuclear Vulnerability

Washington—First technical details on a new Pentagon facility which will explore new techniques for an advanced Department of Defense Damage Assessment Center (DODDAC) were disclosed here at the recent Eastern Joint Computer Conference.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Usaf Plans Lunar Shelter Design Study

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