CAA TRAINING PROGRAM — Indications are that the CAA has acted fast on its proposed civil air training program. Informed persons expect a report from CAA soon, recommending to Congress an extension of Civil Pilot Training, under which federal money would be matched with that of school-sponsors and of students, for training courses.
THE AIR WAR
Superfortress Earns Title as Key Strategic Air Weapon
Six months of operations, following early shakedown bombings of Jap military and industrial targets, reveal giant B-29 as formidable weapon to carry weight of air attack to Nippon.
By NAVIGATOR4 min
Airline Securities Helpful Key in Evaluating Industry’s Position
Increase of more than 400 percent in market valuation in last six years indicative of great progress air transport industry has made since 1938.
Provisional Organization Prepared as World Air Talks Draw to Close
Delegates to Chicago conference pack for home after month of deliberations, with some of major differences between U. S., Britain and Canada on plans for multilateral civil air transport agreement still unsolved.
By MERLIN MICKEL4 min
Caa Port Plan Gives Congress Job of Solving Landing Problem
National program provides for 3,050 new airports and improvement of 1,625 at cost of $1,021,567,945, to be shared by federal and local governments.
Boeing Converts Seattle Plant From B-17 to B-29 Production
Project, already past half-way mark and expected to be completed early next year, will bring total of units devoted to vast Superfortress program to five.
By SCOTT HERSHEY3 min
Air Trade Schools Study Future Plans
Handicapped by wartime problems, they hope to assure future tie-up with Army and Navy, Jones says.
Breakdown By States on National Airport Plan
R. L. Ellinger (photo) has been appointed senior engineering representative on the Pacific Coast for Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. He has been TWA’s superintendent of aircraft engineering and will be replaced in that post by R. A. Walker, previously senior engineer in charge of the power plant group.
Airlines to Get More Surplus Planes
About 20 expected to be released in first batch turned over to SPB following raising of 300-plane limit by Roosevelt.