September 2, 1946

TRANSPORT

Speed Opening of Floyd Bennett to Ease N. Y. Airline Traffic Jam

PRIVATE FLYING

Pimlico Airport Barometer of Baltimore Flying Boom

PRODUCTION

Prospects of Billion Dollar Year Seen for Reconverted Aircraft Industry

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TRANSPORT

Speed Opening of Floyd Bennett to Ease N. Y. Airline Traffic Jam

President approves commercial use of former Navy field and survey rushed in attempt to open airport for commercial use by Oct. 1.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Pimlico Airport Barometer of Baltimore Flying Boom

Private pilots’ base registers 250 to 300 landings and takeoffs daily; flight school, repair base add to activities.
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PRODUCTION

Prospects of Billion Dollar Year Seen for Reconverted Aircraft Industry

Recovery well advanced despite parts and material shortages and labor difficulties; some companies already showing profits; military business still 50 percent of total.

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SPECIAL AIR SERVICES

Poa Seeking Route From L. A. to Hawaii

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FINANCIAL

Airlines Facing Prospects of Narrowing Profits for 1946

Real test of earning power yet to come as operating costs mount and revenue rate structure declines; higher mail pay seen as possible solution.
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PRODUCTION

Ryan Adds ’copters to Diversified Line

Metal Products division is brightest spot in company picture with orders from major aircraft plants.
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TRANSPORT

State Department Seeking Pacts to Weave U. S. Global Air Network

India is critical missing link in present picture as conversations begin with China over landing rights and efforts for agreements in Latin America are renewed.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

CLAYTON URGES MORE ATTACHES—Undersecretary of State William Clayton will start a quiet campaign shortly to expand the number of U. S. civil air attaches throughout the world. Advance budget estimates for the next fiscal year will be larger for this program, but no figures will be decided upon in the near future.
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Headline News Section

McDonnell, Navy Unveil First Twin-engine Helicopter to Fly

XHJD-1 powered by pair of Pratt and Whitney 450 h.p. Wasp Jr. engines will cruise at more than 100 mph. and carry useful load of over 3,000 lbs.; Navy plans experimental use.
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PRIVATE FLYING

Naca Propeller Formula May Throttle Lightplane Noise

Theodorsen report to industry cites prop blade tips as worst noise offender and offers design factors to make their sound inaudible at 300 ft.

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