December 13, 1943

Personnel

Free Enterprise

Nata Asks Easing of Air Laws, Plan on War Surplus, Feeder Lines

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Personnel

Two appointments to the research and planning staff of Chicago and Southern Air Lines were announced. New assistant to the director, who has not yet been named, is Thomas Marshall Miller (right), for the past 17 months with Dun & Bradstreet in Houston, Fort Worth and Dallas.
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Free Enterprise

THE OPPORTUNITY AND OBLIGATION TO COMPETE
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Nata Asks Easing of Air Laws, Plan on War Surplus, Feeder Lines

Excessive red tape, grounding private flyers, assailed as important deterrent to development of lightplane industry at St. Louis meeting.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

PRODUCTION TEMPO—A total output this year of more than 85,000 planes, forecast here months ago, nears realization since it is only necessary that December production keep pace with November’s 8,789 units, because of the additional working days this month.
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Decline in Aircraft Employment Arrested, Gains Reported By Wmc

Total up nearly 3,900 in month; summary of week’s activities in other federal bureaus and war agencies.
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Ryan Suggests Plan for Utilizing Surplus Planes, Plants After War

Urges in statement that warcraft be held in reserve for emergency rather than dumped on market; wants U.S.-built factories used as vast storage warehouses.
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Wright Favors Free Competition on Postwar Foreign Air Routes

Notables of aviation world pay tribute this week to co-inventor of airplane at dinner in Washington on 40th anniversary of Kitty Hawk flight.

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THE AIR WAR

Axis and Allies Step Up Research to Produce Best Fighters, Bombers

Germany, fighting on interior lines, has edge on logistic situation but Allies are gaining upper hand in matter of numbers.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Plane Plant Deliveries Climb to 97 Percent of Schedules

Industry turns out 8,789 aircraft despite changes in design and constantly expanded requirements; Nelson cites results as proof of scheduling and follow-up policies.

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EDITORIAL

Feeder Action By Cab

THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD has finally overcome its own inertia by acting on the vital problem of airline route expansion. In granting Essair, Inc., a three-year certificate for an experimental Amarillo-Houston feeder service it has bestowed the first domestic certificate of convenience and necessity—although on a temporary basis—since the “grandfather” period when the existing air carriers were all certificated by the old Civil Aeronautics Authority, CAB’s predecessor.

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