July 31, 1944

THE AIR WAR

New Planes Stress Long Range to Carry War to Jap Homeland

THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

FINANCIAL

Underlying Strength in Aircrafts Indicated in D-day Performance

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THE AIR WAR

New Planes Stress Long Range to Carry War to Jap Homeland

Super-bombers, fighters and transports to meet revised tactics necessary in Pacific warfare after collapse of Germany, which is regarded by commentator as possible by Christmas.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

UNITED AND FOREIGN ROUTES—W. A. Patterson’s flat statement last week that United Air Lines does not intend to file application for any foreign routes, even though it now is flying the Pacific regularly as an ATC contractor, is not being interpreted by the industry as a lack of interest in international post-war flying by UAL.
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FINANCIAL

Underlying Strength in Aircrafts Indicated in D-day Performance

Failure of aviation stocks to collapse following invasion may give promise of better market than generally forecast.
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TRANSPORT

AA-Export Merger May Force CAB to Clarify World Route Policy

Acquisition hearing, ranging UAL and PAA, interveners in case, against American and Export and all but one of domestic airlines, boils down to struggle over chosen instrument or free competition.
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Personnel

William H. Miller, operations manager for American Airlines, has been elected assistant vice-president, operations and Willis G. Lipscomb, general traffic manager has been elected assistant vice-president, traffic. Both Miller and Lipscomb have been associated with American Airlines since its organization as American Airways in 1930, and prior to that they were associated with its predecessor companies.
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Cost of DC-3 Reconversions Average From $32,000 to $40,000

Between 12,000 and 15,000 manhours reported required to restore planes returned by Army to airlines; shortage of parts and components, and engine inspections delay work.
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Pogue Subcommittee Urges Speedy Disposal of Large-Plane Surplus

SWPA advisory group would clear field of big transports in 15 months after they have been declared surplus; study follows general lines of Harvard survey.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Culver’s New Victory Model Puts Firm in Good Post-War Position

Average of 100 inquiries a day received on strength of performance record of company’s pre-war aircraft; retractable landing gear and wing efficiency stressed.

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TRANSPORT

Feeder Report Fails to Deter Applicants

Realistic CAB opinion regarded generally as applied chiefly to other fellow.

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TRANSPORT

CAB Action

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