October 29, 1945

Personnel

EDITORIAL

Army, Navy, Commerce View Aviation Industry Demobilization

SPECIAL AIR SERVICES

16 Months’ Intrastate Operation Provides Data for Zimmerly Line

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Personnel

George S. Hunt (photo), former chief of operations control, Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc., and independent industrial designer, has been appointed manager for Raymond Loewy Associates, industrial designers, in London. Contacts have been re-established with British and Swedish clients by Loewy’s, and Hunt left this month to set up his offices in London.
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EDITORIAL

Army, Navy, Commerce View Aviation Industry Demobilization

THE JOINT STUDY was presented to the air coordinating committee of the sub-committee on demobilization of the aircraft industry. Present members of the sub-committee are Col. J. G. Moore, Air Corps; Capt. L. D. Webb, USN, and T. P. Wright, Administrator of Civil Aeronautics, representing Commerce Department.

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SPECIAL AIR SERVICES

16 Months’ Intrastate Operation Provides Data for Zimmerly Line

Using three Boeing transports, line reports load factor of nearly 60 percent in summer months despite sparse population of territory.

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Headline News Section

Rfc Creates War Assets Corp. to Handle All Surplus Disposal

New organization free to handle operations without consideration of a variety of other matters as in past set-up ; air industry also toldof scrapping speed-up, SPA advisory committee work, prospect of strengthened "normal trade channel” liquidation.

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PRODUCTION

G-e Harnesses Jet, Propeller in New Single Powerplant Unit

Wartime project, just disclosed, opens new propulsion field; extensive preliminary testing shows gas turbine arrangement, boosting prop drive with jet thrust, allows almost unlimited power possibilities for future air giants.
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FINANCIAL

Air Industry Capital Balances Found Above Market Valuations

Excess profits tax bonds bring many aircraft companies into higher per share bracket than indicated by reported prices.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Liberalized Aircraft Approval Sought By Caa Advisory Unit

Non-scheduled committee meeting also promises outline of stand against economic regulation, request for airport designation end, and private flying voice in radio planning.

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PRIVATE FLYING

Surplus Lightplanes Get Caa Licenses

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Headline News Section

'attack’ Against Compressibility Sparks Supersonic Speed Search

New era demands development of theory before practice in contrast to old 'flight first’ procedure; industry looks to highspeed wind tunnel tests for data to complete designs.
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Headline News Section

Billion Dollar Order Backlog Listed for Ten Aircraft Firms

Survey of major manufacturers discloses military and commercial schedules amount to more than $710,000,000 on West Coast, $417,000,000 in East; Grumman, Boeing not reported; Lockheed leads tabulation.
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