June 1, 1934

News of the Month

Aircraft Manufacturing in China

Engine Failure at Take-off


News of the Month

THE problematical air mail situation reached a temporary settlement on May 3 when Postmaster General Farley awarded three-month contracts to the lowest bidders on fifteen of the routes advertised on March 30 and April 6 respectively (for list of bidders and their bids, see AVIATION, May, page 138).

Aircraft Manufacturing in China

UNTIL recent years China has been an almost totally non-manufacturing country. It is only in the last two decades that she has begun to enter the self-productive field. This activity has been stimulated by the awakening of national consciousness since the Revolution in 1911.


Engine Failure at Take-off

THE RECENT simultaneous appearance of several new twin-engined transport airplanes has led to a new examination of the basic grounds for the exclusive concentration on the twin-engined type by leading American transport operators.


Revenue From Photography

FLYING SERVICE operators as a group have been slow in realizing the value of aerial photography as a source of income, partly because of certain misconceptions of the scope and technique of this type of operation and partly because of a belief, which has not been without foundation up to the present time, that the expense and complexity involved would not justify the potential revenue from this phase of activity.


A Matter of Precedent

Inter-city bus maintenance practices hold a valuable lesson for airline operators


Port of Entry Deluxe

Ingenious Pan American terminal design speeds parting guests and simplifies customs and immigration procedure for new arrivals at Miami


A Study of Propeller Vibration

Wright Field investigates the problem of propeller blade failures due to resonant vibration


New Volumes for the Shelves

FOR several years Arthur Pound has been earning a great reputation as a chronicler of industrial developments and an interpreter of the philosophy of industry, and when it was decided that the silver anniversary of the General Motors Corporation should be celebrated by publishing the history of the company it was natural that Mr. Pound should have been appealed to to undertake the authorship.

Side Slip’s Special Correspondent Visits the Fleet

DEAR ED: I expect you are surprised I am down here with the U. S. Fleet on account I didn’t think to stop in an tell you I was going to go on this trip. You see they has been so much investigating by Congress and Special Committees lately versus the Air Mail an the Army an the Navy that I thought I better make an investigation personal, as my vast no. of admires an readers of AVIATION would want to know what the score is.


In the British Manner

TO MEET the requirements of the Australian Government for equipment to fly that leg of the British-Australia air route between Singapore and Cootamundra (New South Wales) by way of Port Darwin, the British de Haviland Aircraft Company designed, built, tested and obtained Air Ministry approval on the D.H.86 “Express Air Liner” in the extraordinarily short time of four months.
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