In Partnership With

August 16, 1930

Meets, Tours, Derbies

Morzik Wins Light Plane Competition

Finance

The High Costs of Aviation’s Idle Assets

New Accident Report Form Introduced By Aero Branch

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Meets, Tours, Derbies

Morzik Wins Light Plane Competition

BERLIN—Three German pilots made the best final scores in the 1930 “Challenge de Tourisme International,” and the trophy is thus retained by the German Aero Club. Fritz Morzik, who placed first last year in a B.F.W. M.23 monoplane with Siemens & Halske engine, won again in a similar machine fitted with coupe top and an Argus As 8 80 lip. engine.
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Finance

The High Costs of Aviation’s Idle Assets

PRODUCTION, the great determining factor of all financial requirements, has come most decidedly under rational control in the aeronautical industry during the first half of this year. As a matter of statistical record it has registered the largest and most impressive percentage decline yet experienced in the brief history of commercial aviation.
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New Accident Report Form Introduced By Aero Branch

Three Classifications Adopted; Analyses Employ National Advisory Committee Terms

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Washington: Laws and Regulations

Airplanes, Pilots, Mechanics Totaled

9,773 Aircraft Listed; California Retains Its Lead WASHINGTON—Commercial aviation is still short of the 10,000 mark in planes, it is shown in an Aero Branch statement, total licensed and identified aircraft being set at 9,773 as of June 30.
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Planes, Engines, Equipment

Cabot Mail Pickup Device Demonstrated

Improved Model Proves Satisfactory in L. I. Tests

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Meets, Tours, Derbies

Reply to Derby "Strike” Reports

“Publicity Stunt” Seen; No Official Complaint Made

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Airports and Operation Bases

Airport Construction

East: Plans for the first construction unit at the Massachusetts Air Terminal and Arena, Norwood, include: the clearing of 290 acres ; the installation of a $127,000 drainage system, involving ground work, a five-unit pumping plant and 10,000-ft. dike; the surfacing and construction of eight-direction 2,600-ft. macadam runways, each 100 ft. wide, at a cost of $150,000; the building of roads to cost $20,000; the erection of a $25,000 terminal, office, and customs hangar ; and the installation of lighting at a cost of $12,000. $35,000 is being allowed for engineering and administration costs.
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Lines, Services, Traffic

Three Considered Likely Mail Bidders

New Transcontinental Routes Attract Speculation

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EDITORIALS

Editorials

THE Aeronautics Branch has inaugurated a new system of accident reporting whereby more detailed data will be obtainable with the result that insurance companies will be able to draw up actuarial tables upon which rates may be based at a much lower premium. That is a splendid idea.
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Washington: Laws and Regulations

Certificates Granted Twelve Repair Stations

WASHINGTON — Twelve aircraft repair stations now hold approval certificates, according to Clarence M. Young, Aeronautics Secretary. Furthermore, applications for seven other base approvals are now pending. “An approved repair station certificate entitles a station to repair licensed aircraft only of the type for which it is adequately equipped,” Mr. Young explained.
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