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January 3, 1949

HEADLINE NEWS

Caa Report Cites 1948 Air Advances

HEADLINE NEWS

Canada Negotiating Rights to Build F-86a

ENGINEERING

New Chase Avitruc Stresses High Utility

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HEADLINE NEWS

Caa Report Cites 1948 Air Advances

U. S. civil aviation in 1948 showed significant advances in: • Airline safety record. • Increased domestic and international air freight. • Improved air navigation aids. • Increased industrial flying. • A 14 percent increase in the number of airports.
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HEADLINE NEWS

Canada Negotiating Rights to Build F-86a

Dominion Minister says output to begin in few weeks, but U. S. experts see delay.

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ENGINEERING

New Chase Avitruc Stresses High Utility

YC-122 is company’s first venture in powered plane manufacturing field. Craft can be converted to glider.

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AIR TRANSPORT

1948: Biggest Year for Nonskeds

Uncertificated carriers score high passenger, revenue totals, but fail to dent scheduled airline records.

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What Are Your Chances If There Are No Profits?

Since the November 2 election there has been a dazzling variety of plans to have the government do more and more things and spend more and more money. But there is almost no variety in the plans which are suggested to raise the money. “Pay for it by taxing profits,” is the standard refrain.
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Bankers See Good Airline Future

Bankers See Good Airline Future

Investment group devotes major attention to carriers in report and recommendations on aviation industry.

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ENGINEERING

Jet Engines Accent Vapor Trails

Tactical advantage of high-altitude surprise may be nullified by intensity and extent of tell-tale paths.

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News Sidelights

The long-haul 15-ton-capacity cargo-transport proposed in the Mason Interdepartmental Committee’s “tentative” program for a government-financed prototype development program would cost, allowing a reasonable manufacturer’s profit, an estimated $1,500,000.
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EDITORIAL

Lift the Ceiling on Mercy Copters

Emergencies dramatize our shortcomings. Recently the Berlin airlift has spotlighted the Air Force’s underestimate of what transport planes could do, and the alarming shortage of this country’s air transport reserve. Now, in Greenland, first seven and later 12 plane-wrecked men are marooned up to 19 days on an ice cap because of a shortage of the right helicopters.

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Turbo-Wasp Passes Qualification Test

Bonanza Trying for Distance Mark

Beech plane, with Odom at controls, fitted with wingtip fuel tanks for hop from Honolulu to New York City.

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