December 1, 1945

9TH ANNUAL MAINTENANCE ISSUE

BRIEFING

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Down the Years in AVIATION'S Log

CONTROLLED ATOMS or CONTROLLED LIVES

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Down the Years in AVIATION'S Log

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CONTROLLED ATOMS or CONTROLLED LIVES

SINCE August 6th when the first atomic bomb was released over Hiroshima, the American people have been subjected to a continuous barrage of pronouncements on the use and control of atomic energy. Some of this comment has been strident, and much of it conflicting.
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EDITORIAL

Reconversion to Re-Complacency?

THE RECENT Army-Navy-Commerce report on the demobilization of the aircraft industry is a thoroughly competent study and its framers deserve high commendation. Its recommendations envision a shrinkage to from 5 to 10 percent of 1944 production volume after the industry rebounds from the present doldrums, which may last through 1946.
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Here is the ALLIED BOMBING RECORD

THE NEW RELATION of airpower to strategy presents one of the distinguishing contrasts between this war and the last. Airpower in the last war was in its infancy. The new role of three-dimensional warfare was even then foreseen by a few farsighted men, but planes were insufficient in quality and quantity to permit much more than occasional brilliant assistance to the ground forces.
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AVIATION AND AIR TRANSPORT

These, the 9th Annual Maintenance Awards, are presented as a tribute to the unsung members of the airlines groundcrews, the men and women who have worked untiringly and unspotlighted to make immeasurable contributions to the constantly greater scheduled air transport safety and efficiency—safety and efficiency which have made America's air carriers unparalleled as a vital part of the nation's victorious war machine as well as its peacetime economy.

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1945 MAINTENANCE AWARDS

This year AVIATION is more than proud to be joined in making the Maintenance Awards by its companion publication, AIR TRANSPORT. As has always been the case, these awards are made on the basis of the decision of the judges, who report that every airline in America has every right to be more than proud of the outstanding work of its maintenance department.

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MAINTENANCE

Retraining Is the answer AS MAINTENANCE "GOES DIVERS"

Different types of craft the airlines are now acquiring, after the long war years, bring pointed problems—of mechanic re-training and of shop re-planning to attain efficient simultaneous performance of diversified maintenance . . . Here's how PAA's Atlantic Div.

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Maintenance Principles FOR GAS TURBINE JET ENGINES

BECAUSE pulsion THE power GAS plant TURBINE is basically jet proa very simple unit, its service and maintenance is, in some respects, much simpler than that required for reciprocating engines. But, because the jet engine is a mechanical device, it has its own peculiar causes of trouble which require specialized training to overcome.

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MAKE THOSE MINOR DETAILS Pay Off in Speed and Range

IT complish IS NOT ENOUGH the more to complex tackle mainteand acnance problems if, meanwhile, there are slip-ups on some of the finer points. For many of these little things, when added up, can become serious, with a resultant decrease in aircraft efficiency.

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