December 9, 1946

Financial

Airline Dividends Are Casualty of Post-war Finance Problems

Fixed Base Operations

Quartet to Get Airport Awards

Special Air Services

Return to Normalcy Seen on Alaska Run

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Financial

Airline Dividends Are Casualty of Post-war Finance Problems

American ends six-year record of consecutive dividend payments on common stock; Pan American now has longest string of payments stretching back to 1941.
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Fixed Base Operations

Quartet to Get Airport Awards

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Special Air Services

Return to Normalcy Seen on Alaska Run

End of shipping strike to cause traffic slump but contract lines are optimistic.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

FACSIMILE WEATHER MAPS—Bureau of the Budget, always economy minded, sometimes in the extreme, is keenly interested in facsimile transmission of weather maps as the answer to standardization of weather information. But airline meteorological experts point to difficulties being encountered by the Army in establishing a facsimile network and say a workable system may be several years distant.
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Headline News Section

Aia Changes Hinge on Committee Report

Five top aircraft executives wrestle with question of hiring front man for trade association.

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Headline News Section

New Bilateral Pacts Open Orient, Pacific to U. S. Airlines

China, India, Australia and New Zealand reach commercial air agreements for new services.

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Production

British Dominate French Air Show

Outstanding British participation used 30% of space; French display chiefly models.
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Transport

Cab Decision Expands Feeder Network to 11,728 Miles

4,032 route miles added in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas; Central Airlines of Oklahoma City and Aviation Enterprises, Inc., of Houston are certificated.

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Fixed Base Operations

Piper and Aeronca Hit 1,000 Plane Mark

October shipments of the two leading lightplane producers, Piper and Aeronca, both topped the 1,-000-plane mark, the first time any personal aircraft manufacturer has accomplished this feat, the Aircraft Industries Association disclosed last week.
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Transport

Western Air Lines Plans Refinancing

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