December 25, 1944

Data on Xb-19 Installations Aid Army’s Big Plane Program

EDITORIAL

A Stimulant for Personal Aviation

THE AIR WAR

Marines Expanding Air Arm for Support of Ground Forces

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Data on Xb-19 Installations Aid Army’s Big Plane Program

World’s largest land aircraft, now known as XB-19-A because of extensive alterations, mounts four 2600 hp. Allison engines, each turning an 18 foot, two inch Curtiss Electric propeller.

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EDITORIAL

A Stimulant for Personal Aviation

THE PERSONAL AIRCRAFT COUNCIL of The Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, representing the lightplane manufacturers, displays keen sensitivity to a suggestion by the new Administrator of Civil Aeronautics that the industry needs a prod.

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THE AIR WAR

Marines Expanding Air Arm for Support of Ground Forces

System found vastly more effective through setting up of air liaison teams operating between troops, aircraft carriers and fighters and bombers in operation by means of VHF radio.
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New Harvard Analysis Stresses Need of Reconversion Preparations

Study declares post-war developments and employment in aviation plants will be seriously impeded unless industry and government make coordinated plans for orderly and prompt conversion to peacetime production.

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PRIVATE FLYING

Sales Methods to Be Vital Factors in Personal Plane Market Fight

Survey by Harvard aviation research director predicts that about 30 out of 55 manufacturers will produce satisfactory plane at cost low enough to be competitive; sees only few of these operating at profitable volume in early post-war years.
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U. S. Forest Service Explains Need of New Plane Type for Operations

Convinced that manufacturer of ship comparable to Ford trimotor will have access to good market in their class of work; has pioneered in air field.

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FINANCIAL

Investment Analysts’ Consensus Gives Airlines Over-average Rate

Aircraft manufacturing issues estimated at "average to below”; Bendix, Douglas, Lockheed, Sperry and United listed as favorites with better prospects than balance of group.
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TRANSPORT

Cab’s Northwest Opinions Point to Merger, Interchange

Decision makes airline fourth transcontinental carrier; PCA also gains entry into New York.

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Personnel

L. B. Kinports has been named manager of United Air Lines’ foreign agency and tour department. Kinports, for the past four years president of the American Steamship and Tourist Agents Association, will be located at Chicago head-quarters of the airline to supervise agency work domestically and to handle tour promotions in the post-war program.
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TRANSPORT

Marketing Stressed By Aviation Speakers

Moore of Braniff discusses postwar merchandising of air transportation; Curtiss-Wright’s Passen describes marketing research procedure.
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