September 18, 1944

Personnel

Work to Start on CAA Grid System as Army Eases Air Marker Ban

Washington Observer

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Personnel

Joseph E. Lowes, Jr„ (photo), director of public relations for Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp., Hagerstown, Md., has been named chairman of Yale University’s alumni war service, succeeding R. H. Macdonald, recently appointed chairman of the Yale Alumni Fund.
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Work to Start on CAA Grid System as Army Eases Air Marker Ban

Relaxation of security measure in all areas but West Coast and Alaska will permit states to begin immediately on approved latitude-longitude program.

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Washington Observer

INDUSTRY FUTURE—The dominating theme among the leaders of the aircraft industry at their recent meeting in Washington was that, while there are many factors bearing on the problems of termination and conversion, the industry is entering a new era and ultimately will emerge as not only a strong industry, but a vital force in the economic future of the nation.
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THE AIR WAR

Jap Inner Defenses Softened for Next Allied Penetration

Improved Nipponese warplanes ready to meet advancing U. S. forces; American technical advantage less than year ago.
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FINANCIAL

Aircrafts’ Net Current Assets Up 300% to 1500% in Five Years

Survey shows that conservative dividend policy and plowing back of earnings accumulated on negligible profit margins have put industry in strong working capital position.
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TRANSPORT

Airline Travel Survey Forecasts Sharp Post-War Traffic Upturn

Three-fold expansion in use of services predicted in Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. study; reasons for preferring planes to other means of travel place pleasure and comfort above speed.
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Three Airlines Place $50,000,000 Order for Douglas Transports

Contracts for 93 Douglas DC-4 and DC-6 transports signed by American, Panagra, and United; report more to come.

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TRANSPORT

Shipping Firms Present Case for Coordinated Air-Sea Service

House Merchant Marine Committee hearings develop into comprehensive review of country’s post-war international air transport policy and prospects.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Huge Post-War Lightplane Market Shown in Crowell-Collier Survey

Study reveals that 48 percent of 2500 persons polled plan to buy plane or helicopter; 39 percent of civilians prefer roadable aircraft; military flyers 78 percent in favor of conventional.
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AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION

Visual Control Board Speeds Wright War Contract Conversions

System is substituted for former practice of handling mass of paper work and completes procedure in fraction of former time; see recent $50,000,000 termination completed in 90 days.
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