December 27, 1943

Personnel

Washington Observer

Headline News Section

OWI Report on U.S. Airlines Says 14 Fly Foreign Routes

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Personnel

D. Adam Dickey, civilian chief and technical adviser of the AAF Materiel Command’s Propeller Laboratory at Wright Field, has been awarded the Emblem for Exceptional Civilian Service. Dickey has been employee of Wright and McCook Fields for 24 years.
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Washington Observer

THE WRIGHT DINNER—The gathering in Washington honoring Orville Wright on the 40th anniversary of the historic flight at Kitty Hawk was an historic occasion. Leaders in every line of aeronautical endeavor were on hand. It was a brilliant affair and, as many of the guests remarked afterward, the hit of the evening was made by Orville Wright himself.
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Headline News Section

OWI Report on U.S. Airlines Says 14 Fly Foreign Routes

First official roundup of air transport industry’s war operations by 21 companies is released to press.

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Headline News Section

Mid-Continent Job Ratings Approved

NWLB Approves Classification of Office and Technical Workers.
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Shortlines

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CAB Action

Jan. 19 has been set as the hearing date on Continental Air Lines mail rate case, following prehearing conference. Continental has been receiving 48½ cents per airplane mile for transportation of mail, and will answer a show-cause order from CAB as to why this rate should not be out to 26.58 cents per airplane mile.

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THE AIR WAR

Services’ Proving Grounds Test New Warplanes in Mock Battles

Eglin Field and Patuxent, Maryland, bases are important centers for newest Army and Navy fighting craft.
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FINANCIAL

Rail Unions May Influence Trends in Air Transportation

Stand taken by railroad brotherhoods against their employers' participation in aviation is seen as more than a question of new members.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

South America’s First Engine Plant to Open Early in 1944

Brazil’s National Motor Factory to go into production on Wright Whirlwinds at factory near Rio de Janerio.
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TRANSPORT

American Export Line Asks Bermuda Route

Other companies seek permits for air service in Florida, New England and Michigan.
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