September 24, 1945

HEADLINE NEWS

Seven Lines Ask Constellations; Aa to Absorb Mid-continent Line

TRANSPORT

Cab Orders Avco Inquiry to Determine Aa Control

FINANCIAL

Great Circle Distance Basis Asked for Air Carrier Tariffs

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HEADLINE NEWS

Seven Lines Ask Constellations; Aa to Absorb Mid-continent Line

Survey flights begun for three N. Atlantic routes; National, United, American plan early usage of DC-6 fleets; fast nonstop transcontinental services shaped by two carriers.

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TRANSPORT

Cab Orders Avco Inquiry to Determine Aa Control

Investigation highlights 1938 ban against air carrier affiliation with non-carrier aviation interests; action is first threat to long standing role of Aviation Corp. in American Airlines picture.
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FINANCIAL

Great Circle Distance Basis Asked for Air Carrier Tariffs

Air Cargo, Inc. rate and tariff analyst urges new computation for express and freight to avoid errors made by surface firms; permanent charge basis believed possible.
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Personnel

George F. McLaughlin (photo), well known technical aviation writer for more than 30 years, has been named director of technical publications for McLaughlinCarr Associates, Inc., New York research and engineering firm. Beginning with Aerial Age in 1915, he shifted to a 16-year stint as editor of Aero Digest; for more than two years he was vice-president and technical director of Jordanoff Aviation Corp., and previously was associated with Glenn Curtiss and other early airmen as their public relations representative.
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PRIVATE FLYING

North American Lightplane Revealed; Low Price Seen

Surprise announcement of completed mockup for four-place, low-wing monoplane brings speculation of cost below any other comparable craft; turbine may be eventual powerplant if plan is approved.

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EDITORIAL

Neglecting Local Air Services

THE ASTONISHING ACCELERATION of pace being set by our U. S. flag airlines wins almost daily headlines in the press. Mergers are announced and others are contemplated. Purchases of giant, long range equipment continue, with deliveries near reality.

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TRANSPORT

Possible Paa African Service Would Use Domestic Fare Base

Line contemplates 35 hour trips to Union of South Africa at rate comparable to 4½ cents per mile, if recommended route is awarded by CAB; Constellations, DC-7’s are equipment alternates.
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AIR FORCES

Airborne Army Radar Aids Fit New Commercial Roles

Relatively light-weight radio or radar beacon systems for general air navigation believed answer to all-weather flying; uncanny accuracy of paratroop invasion equipment in guiding planes through zero-zero weather revealed.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Briefing

For Private Flyers and Non-Scheduled Aviation

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PRIVATE FLYING

Lightplane Power Increases Overshadow Design Changes

Possibility of accomplishing performance advantages through aerodynamic exploration and controllable props advanced as roundup shows many contenders in "family plane” market are raising engine ratings to gain desired characteristics.

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