June 27, 1966

SAFETY

Board Cites Excessive 727 Descent Rate

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Surveyor 1 Prompts Confidence, Caution

MANAGEMENT

Eldo Crisis Possible Despite Cost Move

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SAFETY

Board Cites Excessive 727 Descent Rate

United Air Lines, Inc., Boeing 727, N7030U, operating as Flight 227, crashed during an attempted landing at Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah, at approximately 1752 MST on Nov. 11, 1965. Of the 85 passengers and a crew of 6 aboard, there were 43 fatalities, including 2 passengers who succumbed in the hospital several days after the accident.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Surveyor 1 Prompts Confidence, Caution

Pasadena, Calif.—Surveyor 1’s successful lunar soft-landing mission has produced a mixed outlook for success of future Surveyor missions. The dual attitudes are marked by: High level of confidence in the spacecraft design. Cautiousness based on studies of the hazardous terrain photographed by Surveyor, which indicate rocks and projections that could cause severe damage or destruction to future unguided softlanders.

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MANAGEMENT

Eldo Crisis Possible Despite Cost Move

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Allison Pushes Direct Lift Engine Effort

Indianapolis, Ind.—Engineers and scientists at Allison Div. of General Motors here have pushed lift engine development to the point where they can now achieve thrust-to-weight ratios of 21:1 and can foresee thrust-to-weight ratios of 40:1 by 1980.

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MANAGEMENT

Navy Seeks Quantum Asw Improvements

Aerospace industry technology seen highly applicable to sub threat; new contracts are to include incentives.

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MANAGEMENT

Nasa Awards List Shows Incentives Push

Washington—Increasing emphasis on incentive contracting by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is reflected in the target value of all such contracts under administration by the agency as of Dec. 31, 1965. Incentive contracting at that time totaled $2.2 billion, and included 41 new incentive contracts and conversion of two cost-plus-fixed-fee agreements to the incentive type in the period from July 31, 1965, to Dec. 31.
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AVIONICS

Usaf Plans New ‘leap Frog’ Flight Test

Dayton, Ohio—First two-way airground voice communication via Syncom 3 satellite at microwave frequencies is to undergo flight tests this fall aboard a Lockheed C-121 as the second phase of the Air Force’s Project Leap Frog. The program is being conducted by the Avionics Laboratory here at Wright-Patterson AFB.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Traffic Spurs United, Continental Orders

Los Angeles—Continued surge of cargo and passenger traffic has spurred United and Continental airlines to place orders exceeding $284 million for Douglas DC-8 and DC-9 and Boeing 727 transports over the next two years. Both carriers are studying the purchase of a large, subsonic C-5A-type transport such as the Boeing 747.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Jet Delivery Delays Slowing New Services

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Letters

Much of the extensive publicity given to the youth fare problem seems to convey the impression that modification of the system would be advantageous solely to the air carriers. Nothing could be further from the truth. As one who has flown on the youth fare, I can assure you that it is far from a pleasant experience.
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