April 24, 1944

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

Personnel

TRANSPORT

Formulation of Surplus Plane Distribution Policy Believed Near

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

WOMEN WORKERS—Many reasons have been advanced by women aircraft workers who have decided to leave their jobs, but one of the strangest yet has been advanced by a number at Pratt & Whitney’s vast new plant at Kansas City. They told their exit interviewer that they were all right as long as they were moving about the machinery at the company’s school but that, after they actually went to work, the plant itself was so large that it frightened them.
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Personnel

Col. Joseph Benjamin Pate, recently retired from active duty in the Army, has been appointed special representative for TACA Airways System, with headquarters in Washington. Twenty of his 42 years in the Army were spent working with Spanish-speaking peoples.
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TRANSPORT

Formulation of Surplus Plane Distribution Policy Believed Near

Pogue speech at Las Vegas interpreted, along with other factors, as indicating early U.S. action to relieve off-loading of mail and passengers as war measure.

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PRIVATE FLYING

Post-War Business No Problem to Builders of Ercoupe Planes

Company's expansion in subcontracting work not so great as to make plant topheavy for shift into peacetime production; several thousand orders received.

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THE AIR WAR

Air Strategy Plays Vital Role as India-Burma Fighting Resumes

Drive for opening of Ledo Road and ultimate junction with Burma highway would reopen supply line for Chinese and Chennault's 14th Air Force.
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TRANSPORT

Constellation's Flight Gives Preview of Peacetime Service

Record transcontinental hop gives public idea of how outmoded present aircraft will be by time war is over.

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FINANCIAL

Aircraft Company Earnings Lag Far Behind Business Increase

Incomes uniformly good, with amount of profiteering negligible, examination of corporation records reveals.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

New P & W Plant at Kansas City in Production on 2,100 Hp. Motors

United Aircraft Division expected to reach top rated horsepower output of 3,000,000 per month in about a year.

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TRANSPORT

ATC Reorganizes Washington Unit Into Separate Army Air Base

Development brings sorely needed facility to national airport, which has grown into one of the country’s most important international air terminals.
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Headline News Section

Termination-Disposal-Financing Hearings Drag Along in Senate

Progress toward policy formation on post-war industrial demobilization appears painfully slow to plane manufacturers with eye to peacetime future of business.
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