December 23, 1946

SPECIAL AIR SERVICES

Charge Certificated Airlines Are Unfit for Cargo Operations

Aviation News

U. S. Rocket Engine Flight Test Points Way to New Developments

PRODUCTION

Boeing Withdrawal of Model 417 Narrows Feeder Plane Competition

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SPECIAL AIR SERVICES

Charge Certificated Airlines Are Unfit for Cargo Operations

California Eastern Airways sparks route bid by challenging record of presently-certificated carriers in freight field; cites high rates, lack of interest.

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Aviation News

U. S. Rocket Engine Flight Test Points Way to New Developments

Reaction Motors four-barreled engine performance in initial flight of XS-1 opens new vista of speed at high altitude; rocket engines promise greater efficiency than jets.
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PRODUCTION

Boeing Withdrawal of Model 417 Narrows Feeder Plane Competition

Company influenced by lowered mileage authorized lines by CAB; Beech and Northrop continue work on new planes for market.
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FIXED BASE OPERATIONS

Adma Convention Indicates Big Sales Campaign Underway

Members and speakers at Chicago meeting of Aviation Distributors & Manufacturers Association show aggressive attitude; CAA plan to let industry present parts standards.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Washington Observer

WAR ASSETS SUPERPLANE—It’s not generally known, but the principal owner of the monster flying boat now being readied for taxi tests by the Hughes Aircraft Co. is War Assets Administration. The old Defense Plants Corp. put up about $18,000,000 to build it, Howard Hughes about $2,000,000.
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Briefing

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Aviation News

Lightplane Dollar Volume Steady Despite November Delivery Slump

Eleven manufacturers delivered 2,763 planes valued at $8,055,000; trend toward multi-place planes seen.

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Industry Observer

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TRANSPORT

Shortlines

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TRANSPORT

Post Office Expands ’copter Mail Test Program at New York

Most ambitious trials to date will cover population area of 12,500,000 and include ship-to-shore service; set to begin Jan. 6.
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