June 19, 1944

Personnel

CAB Program May Clear Way for U. S. Lines in World Air Commerce

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

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Personnel

Col. Ames S. Albro, a retired U. S. Army Air Force officer, has become division coordinator of the Tucson Division of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. He was with the AAF 26 years and was first commanding officer of Davis-Monthan Field.
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CAB Program May Clear Way for U. S. Lines in World Air Commerce

Board reveals basic draft of plan for establishment of new global lines designed to expand present 80,000 miles of approved routes to approximately 140,000.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

PRIORITY SPLIT—As additional equipment goes back to the airlines, there is some talk of splitting priority determination duties, now entirely in the hands of the Army, between the Army and the Civil Aeronautics Board, the former to handle the military and the latter the civilian.
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THE AIR WAR

Role of Aviation in Invasion Focuses Spotlight on Air Leaders

Eisenhower’s deputy, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, called "The Chief" by Americans as well as British, expected to go down in history as this war’s outstanding tactician.

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Details of B-29 Superfortress Revealed with Bombing of Japan

Creation of U. S. Global Air Force, designated the 20th and headed by General Arnold, is disclosed at same time; equipped solely with new giant Boeing planes.

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ACC a Group Urges Broad Program of Post-war Airport Planning

Committee seeks to spur building of airparks, flightstops and air harbors and simplification of rules on licensing in move to pave way for expansion of civilian port facilities.

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Military Progress in Helicopters Presages Early Commercial Models

Phenomenal advancement reported in design; Sikorsky demonstrates three rotor-powered aircraft now or soon to be in production; two new models expected by end of year.

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PRIVATE FLYING

New Lightplane Specifications Worked Out By Artillery Officers

Trend in design follows plans developed by several builders to offer simplified, spin-proof models on post-war civilian market; make use of liaison plane experience in war.

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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

NAWPC Drafts Plans for Placing Veterans in Aviation Industry Jobs

Program is designed to relieve shortages of men with specialized training and at same time help in rehabilitating discharged service men.
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TRANSPORT

Northeast, Eastern Applications for N.Y.-Boston Route Approved

CAB decision establishes parallel competition with American and permits TWA and United Air Lines to enter Boston from Pittsburgh and Cleveland respectively.

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