CORPORATIONS: Genius at Work

On the nation's crowded airways, 254 commercial and private planes collided in flight between 1948 and 1955, and there is an average of four near misses a day. After last June's collision of two commercial aircraft over the Grand Canyon took 128 lives (TIME, July 9), the search for a warning device to prevent such disasters in the future became a major concern of U.S. airlines. Last week the airlines finally thought they had found what they wanted. The Air Transport Association approved a collision alarm system blueprinted by Collins Radio Co. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a company as little...

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