August 20, 1945

PRIVATE FLYING

Trend to Ban Single-engine Commercial Operations Seen

Headline News Section

Aircraft Industry Adjusts to Contract Cutback Impact

THE AIR WAR

Airline Navigation Revolution Seen as Aaf Unveils Radar

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PRIVATE FLYING

Trend to Ban Single-engine Commercial Operations Seen

CAB non-scheduled pay flight regulation proposals point toward elimination of small craft in that category by severely limiting their use; vigorous industry opposition expected.

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Headline News Section

Aircraft Industry Adjusts to Contract Cutback Impact

Company by company reports of production changes point way to aviation output emerging as one of nation’s largest peace projects.

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THE AIR WAR

Airline Navigation Revolution Seen as Aaf Unveils Radar

Immense possibilities of hitherto secret all-weather long-range navigation system, exact blind landing technique, possible commercial application of bombing-through-overcast system, demonstrated publicly for first time.
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Aviation Outlook as War Ends

The aircraft manufacturing industry next year will have a dollar value production of around $1,300,000,000 in military craft, plus from $200,000,000 to $270,000,000 in civilian planes, according to best available estimates at the moment, an output which will require between 250,000 to 300,000 workers.
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Private Flying

C-w Public Relations Adds New Director

Charles H. Augspurger has been appointed director of public relations for the Airplane Division of CurtissWright Corp. He succeeds A. D. Palmer, Jr., who has resigned after 10 years with the company. A u g s p u r -ger joined the public and internal relations department of the division in 1942 and was named manager of public relations for the Buffalo plant in 1943.
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Headline News Section

Army-navy Post-war Plane Needs Seen Large Despite Atomic Bomb

Heads of Lockheed, Boeing, Consolidated Vultee, agree that, although radical changes in design demands may occur, new weapon will not affect orders for numerical air force strength.

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Headline News Section

Aircraft War Councils Ended as Aia Fills Top Peace Role

Industry representatives in Washington quickly adjust to mammoth reconversion task ahead; teamwork and confidence that built wartime air production structure seen continuing in new relations.

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FINANCIAL

Final Airline Earning Increase Seen Despite Year-to-year Lag

Current industry survey by Standard & Poor indicates substantial gain over 1944 income although compound traffic gains may narrow in final six months; huge new mileage demands forecast.
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TRANSPORT

Proposed 'big Four’ Mail Cut Revised 'upward’ to 45 Cents

CAB amends recommendation for reduction to 32 cents from present 60 cents per ton-mile level; United, TWA, Eastern, American served show cause orders; passenger fare slash possibly involved.
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TRANSPORT

Peace Adds Airline Burdens as Troop Carrying Plan Grows

VJ-Day seen ushering in heavier task in demobilization than faced by carriers in connection with redeployment; details uncertain; West-East traffic headed for most definite increase.

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