January 6, 1964

SAFETY

Crash Spurs Ditching Recommendations

MANAGEMENT

Aerial Reconnaissance R&d Boost Urged

AVIONICS

Technique Predicts Reliability of Avionics Before Initial System Design Work Begins

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SAFETY

Crash Spurs Ditching Recommendations

On Sept. 23, 1962, at 2200 GMT, a Flying Tiger Line Inc., Lockheed Constellation 104911, N 6923C, on a Military Air Transport Service passenger contract flight from McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, to Frankfurt, Germany, was ditched at sea approximately 560 naut. mi. west of Shannon, Ireland.
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MANAGEMENT

Aerial Reconnaissance R&d Boost Urged

For almost half a century I’ve been able to watch, at close hand, the development of aerial reconnaissance in this country and others. Marvelous, even amazing advances have been made in optics, films, and processing. Tire global strategist of today has at his hands the benefits of years of dedicated research and development in these and associated sciences.
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AVIONICS

Technique Predicts Reliability of Avionics Before Initial System Design Work Begins

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AIR TRANSPORT

Malaysian Airways Prefers Leasing Plan

Singapore—Malaysian Airways will lease a second de Havilland Comet next April in anticipation of expanded tourist and business travel into the new Southeast Asia Federation. The airline, formerly called Malayan Airways, has taken the name of the nation formed with the merger of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo.

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AIR TRANSPORT

New York-moscow Route Decision Due

Washington—President Johnson will decide within 30 days whether the U. S. will sign the bilateral agreement with Soviet Russia calling for a New York-Moscow air route. He is expected to approve the agreement because he, like the late President Kennedy, believes that commercial air transportation can be an effective method of easing tensions between the two countries (AW Nov. 11, p. 45).

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AIR TRANSPORT

Ground Facilities Cited in Airline Delays

Washington—Airport ground congestion has been cited as the major cause of airline flight delays in an industry-Federal Aviation Agency study that covered the daily operations of 22 carriers at 466 airports for a two-month period last year.

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AIR TRANSPORT

‘cooperative’ Flying Boat Hauls Cargo

Buenos Aires, Argentina—What may be the world’s only cooperative airline began weekly flying boat cargo service last month between Buenos Aires and points along the Parana, Uruguay and Paraguay rivers. The service uses Short Sandringham flying boats and is known locally as the “Cooperativa.”

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Faa, Sikorsky Test Program Speeds Ch-3c Usaf Delivery

Hartford, Conn.—First Sikorsky CH-3C rear-loading support helicopter was delivered to the Air Force here last week for use by an operational squadron after a test program conducted entirely by Sikorsky and Federal Aviation Agency pilots. FAA type certification also was presented to the civilian version, the S-61R.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

New Nasa Request Cut to $5.2 Billion

Budget Bureau eliminates Relay, advanced Syncom; space agency hopes to compromise at $5.3 billion.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Probe Will Measure Cosmic Noise Levels

Washington—Radio astronomy rocket probe payload, designed to measure integrated hemispherical cosmic noise below 10 me., is being developed by Cutler-Hammer, Inc.’s Airborne Instruments Laboratory Div. Cosmic noise in this range cannot be measured accurately from earth.

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