December 16, 1946

Hedline News Section

Collier Trophy Award to Alvarez Spotlights Gca Development

The Labor Crisis

Production

European Lightplanes Follow Principal American Trends

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Hedline News Section

Collier Trophy Award to Alvarez Spotlights Gca Development

Instrument landing system controversy stirred by AAF report and Arcata tests urging immediate use of integrated aids.

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The Labor Crisis

.. ."Absolute power corrupts absolutely”
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Production

European Lightplanes Follow Principal American Trends

Paris air show features Fokker twoand four-place pushers and new line of French personal planes; prices higher than in U. S.
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Financial

Current Investment Surveys Highlight Airline Imponderables

Group of analyses of carriers' present earning position antici pates poor period in immediate future; write-off of equipment cuts profits.
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Shortlines

Alaska Airlines’ decreased operating loss of $130,598 for 10 mos. ended Aug. 31 reflected operating revenue for the period of $1,083,879. For 12 mos. ended Oct. 31, 1945, operating revenue was $864,987, operating loss $428,286. Maintenance costs were estimated at about 30 percent above similar costs in U. S., mainly due to labor.
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Hedline News Section

First Xs-1 Powered Flight Opens Drive to Supersonic Speeds

Goodlin hits 550 mph. in brief burst at full power, reports plane handled well; plan 20 subsonic flights before supersonic attempt.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

CRACKING DOWN ON THE LITTLE FELLOW —The country’s small fixed base charter and air taxi operators are worrying about the attitude of the new director of CAB’s Safety Bureau, Wallace S. Dawson. They feel that the recently circulated proposals which would stiffen air taxi regulations are only the beginning of trouble for them.
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Transport

Air' Mail Pay Subsidy Claim Stirs Airline-steamship Row

Sea-Air Committee survey shows Government paid $10,969,513 subsidy to air carriers as mail pay.
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Fixed Base Operations

Air Accident Rate Drop Shown in ’45

But reckless, low, acrobatic flying takes increased toll, CAB analysis shows.
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Hedline News Section

Airlines Are Facing Charge for Airways

Government to press for levy from scheduled carriers to pay partial cost of airways operation.
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