December 2, 1946

PRIVATE FLYING

Lightplane Leaders Are Optimistic Despite Seasonal Market Slump

PRODUCTION

Jet Materials Progress Slow; Search for Heat Resistant Alloys

FINANCIAL

Public Enthusiasm Cooling on Nonscheduled Financing

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PRIVATE FLYING

Lightplane Leaders Are Optimistic Despite Seasonal Market Slump

Sales slump attributed to tightening of backlogs; training curtailment in snow states and customers waiting for spring delivery; trend toward four-place personal planes seen.

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PRODUCTION

Jet Materials Progress Slow; Search for Heat Resistant Alloys

Chrome-nickel-cobalt alloys, specified in current gas turbines, only satisfactory solution so far; problem arises from fact efficiency increases with operating temperature increase.
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FINANCIAL

Public Enthusiasm Cooling on Nonscheduled Financing

Prices fall below par on early stock flotations; new issues delayed awaiting better market; group facing stormy financial weather.
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Headline News Section

Cab Plan Would Give Free Rein to Uncertificated Cargo Lines

Revision offered in nonscheduled exemption controversy foreshadows increased competition in 1947; passenger carriers would remain under tight regulation.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

STUDY TARIFF CUTS FOR AIRCRAFT—Plane manufacturers have been requested to state their views on possible reductions of tariffs on imported aircraft and aircraft products. Present rate is 30 percent ad valorem, based on wholesale value in the originating country.
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SPECIAL AIR SERVICES

Sees Cargo Gains Despite Depression

Co-author of Curtiss - Wright survey boosts previous estimate of airfreight potential.
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Briefing for Private Flying

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PRODUCTION

Pre-rotation Motor for Big Plane Wheels

Dever device to be flight-tested on Constitution; full pre-rotation speed in 2 min.
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TRANSPORT

Ata Meeting to Consider Grave Problems Facing Airlines

Thompson to ask for publicity policy shift to combat mounting criticism and foreign competition; budget cut likely.

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Headline News Section

Nata Reorganizes as State Federation for Legislative Action

"Bevo” Howard named president at Cleveland meeting; $40,000 budget approved by delegates from 30 states.
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