TOOLING PROBLEMS—Aircraft manufacturers are still faced with the problem of how to reconvert to civilian production when they cannot buy jigs, dies, and fixtures in government owned plants which are tooled up for producing the types of planes needed by airlines and industry.
Freight Rates and Industry Location
A SIGNIFICANT decision, announced by the Interstate Commerce Commission last May, will take preliminary effect on the 30th of August. It will eliminate some of the advantage in freight rates which Eastern shippers have enjoyed over shippers of the South and West.
Sale of 4,000 Eal Shares Highlights June Stock Shift
Important dealings also reported among aircraft manufacturers; numerous small common stock transactions listed by TWA; NWA, Pan Am, United also experience sizeable sales.
THE AIR WAR
Jap Air Production Dispersal Revises 'simple Knockout’ Idea
Popular conception of highly concentrated plane factory areas modified by disclosures of early decentralization of facilities; heavy production percentage destroyed but some plants seen producing up until last battle.
By NAVIGATOR3 min
Added Redeployment Contracts Anticipated By Airline Officials
Use of lines other than four transcontinentals and Pan Am believed awaiting only overcoming of East-West bottleneck; Boston and Norfolk said to be among newly designated air troop movement centers.
By MERLIN MICKEL3 min
Headline News Section
Army, Navy Act to End Ban on Post-war Aircraft Buying
Attorney General asked for interpretation of Reconversion Act provision looked upon as industry 'death warrant'; strict application would halt development, stymie military orders for nearly two years.
By WILLIAM KROGER3 min
Headline News Section
'atomic’ Aircraft Development Seen Far-off By Industry Heads
Entire aviation field re-assessing propulsion knowledge in light of "bewildering” atomic energy disclosure; consensus, however, points to vast difficulty of harnessing force to machinery.
By BLAINE STUBBLEFIELD3 min
For Private Flyers and Non-Scheduled Aviation
By ALiexander McSurely3 min
Flight Instruction Experiments Point New Teaching Techniques
University of Tennessee program expected to have far reaching effect on civil pilot training here and abroad as experts seek to accelerate courses to about one-sixth present duration.
Drastic Nata Remodeling Tightens Policy Statements
Board action "fences off" president’s power to take action in association’s name without prior board approval; Mooney retires as acting executive director; offices shifted; executive committee expanded.