Overseas Travel Revenue to Exceed Cargo By Big Margin, Study Shows
Air Transport Association’s research chief, cites possible annual traffic flow of 50,000 to 75,000 tons each way three to five years after the war.
By MERLIN MICKEL6 min
THE AIR WAR
Allied Bombing of Fighter Plants May Bring Luftwaffe Nosedive
Heavy raids have crippled single-engined output and commentator forecasts blows at twin-motored fighter and engine plants with new 15th Air Force and more heavy British-based bombers joining fray.
By NAVIGATOR6 min
Stephen Fitzgerald has been named director of Public Relations for Bell Aircraft Corp., succeeding Fred Neely who resigned recently because of ill health. Fitzgerald’s headquarters will be Buffalo, with a Washington office and representative to serve the capital.
THE AVIATION NEWS
BARUCH ASSIGNMENT—The appointment of Bernard M. Baruch to find an answer to the tough question of shifting industry from war to peacetime production has been generally approved in Washington—his views commanding great respect. There are those, however, who see in the assignment a move by the administration to steal indirectly the play from Congress on reconversion.
Canadian Pacific Pushes Plans for World Routes, Despite Obstacles
Steamship and aircraft operator banking on change in government policy to permit participation in postwar flying.
By JAMES MONTAGNES5 min
Investment Service Takes Cautious View of Airline Stock Prospects
Moody’s recommends two selected issues but investors are advised to be conservative; CAB developments are not included in survey.
By ROGER WILCO4 min
United Fruit Co. Asks Air Routes in South for "Integrated Service”
Transportation giant cites past enterprise in improving each new type of carriage, says planes are necessary to replace lost shipping.
Surplus Engines, Propellers May Equip Post-War Commercial Planes
Even though many warcraft won’t be adaptable to peace operation, huge stocks of accessories will be, industry engineers say.
By BLAINE STUBBLEFIELD4 min
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Gorrell Sees Hand of Railroaders in Minority Report on Lea Bill
Implies air competitors wrote House document asking that surface carriers be allowed to enter aviation through subsidiaries.
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WLB Airframe Panel Holds First Meeting
Summary of week’s activities in U. S. Bureaus and War Agencies.