In Partnership With

March 9, 1929

Research Laboratory at Stanford University

1928 Airplane and Engine Production

Cross-License Agreement of Dec. 31, 1928

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Research Laboratory at Stanford University

THE aerodynamic laboratory of Stanford University, California, was installed during the winter of 1916-17 with the immediate purpose in view of providing equipment for the carrying on of an extended investigation on air propellers, the first stage of which was planned for 1917.

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1928 Airplane and Engine Production

IN ORDER to conduct a 1928 airplane and engine survey, which, believe it or not, has resulted in a 100 per cent. return of questionnaires and can be taken as being 95 per cent. correct, it was necessary to submit to the request of several manufacturers and keep faith with them in the matter of refraining from publishing the production figures together with the name of each individual manufacturer.

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Cross-License Agreement of Dec. 31, 1928

AFTER nearly 10 yr. of effort owners of aircraft patents have revised and renewed the cross-license agreement, first made during the World War. With the close of the war period and the resulting curtailment in the manufacture of aircraft except for certain limited orders by a few government departments, the real necessity for the agreement practically ceased.

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Tractors in Airport Building

WITH the growing volume of traffic and the ever increasing size of passenger carrying planes, the building and maintenance of airports is becoming more and more important. Not only must the runways be kept in perfect condition, but the entire field should be firm and level to permit safe landings and take-offs anywhere.
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NEWS SECTIONS

Briefly—

W. E. Boeing, of Seattle, Wash., chairman of the board of the United Aircraft & Transportation Co., announces the purchase of a 240 acre tract at Burbank, Calif., where an airport is to be established in which no runways will be shorter than 4,000 ft., and one will be about a mile long.
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NEWS SECTIONS

Hoyt Group Gets Control of Moth

Interest Acquired by Exchange of Stock; Firm to Keep Original Name

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NEWS SECTIONS

Personnel

M. NORRIS has been appointed manager of the New York terminal of the Washington-New York airline operated by United States Air Transport, Inc. V. A. JACKSON, aviation chief engine mechanic with eight years experience in power plant overhauling in the Navy, has signed a contract with the Universal Aviation Corp. Mr. Jackson, who has been stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base, will have charge of overhauling work at Chicago.
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NEWS SECTIONS

Plan Production of Barling N B 3

Nicholas-Beazley Company to Manufacture New Monoplane

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Side Slips

According to the news, construction is about to start in a Delaware River shipyard, on a seadrome, which is apparently some sort of a floating island of a type which will be anchored at intervals along important water routes to permit the use of airplanes with land undercarriages.

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AIRPORTS AND AIRLINES

Aviation Allotted Radio Channels

Air Transport Gets 33 Exclusive Bands; 81 to Be Shared

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