May 1, 1950

Headline News

Super Connie Leads New Transport Plans

Headline News

Sae Tussles with Jet Problems

Headline News

Higher Air Budget Victory Seen

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Headline News

Super Connie Leads New Transport Plans

U. S. aircraft manufacturers are tumbling over one another with new plans for improving performance of existing transports during the fouror five-year period before pure jets make a serious competitive challenge in the commercial field.

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Headline News

Sae Tussles with Jet Problems

Gas turbine propulsion tied in with transport factors bring record number of engineers to meeting.
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Headline News

Higher Air Budget Victory Seen

Joint Chiefs’ endorsement and Symington’s report strengthen air power advocates in Congress.
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Headline News

Air Transportability Gets a Test

‘Operation Swarmer’ helps AF, Navy appraise current aircraft types and guide fiscal 1951 expenditures.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Continuous Tube Fire Detector

Unit employs Cymene which vaporizes when heated and activates alarm. Price is about $150 per zone.
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Financial

Aviation Profits Below Average

Survey shows both manufacturers and airlines pull lower returns on income than is normal for their groups.

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Aeronautical Engineering

New Foreign Planes Being Developed

The four military and seven civil aircraft pictured on these pages give evidence that foreign designers are very busy at getting new planes into the air in spite of the restless political and economic situations still prevalent abroad.
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Air Transport

Salaries of Feeder Executives Listed

Salaries of feeder airline executives in 1949 showed relatively little change over 1948, and for the most part remained considerably below payments to trunkline officers (AVIATION WEEK, Apr. 24). Highest-paid feederline executive last year was Trans-Texas Airways President R. E. McKaughan, who received $22,498, compared with $25,000 in 1948.
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Aviation Sales & Service

Luscombe Back

TEMCO’s H. L. Howard heads re-organized firm. Early deliveries seen.
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SHORTLINES

Shortlines

American—Reports $1,431,285 net loss for first quarter 1950 after tax carry-back credit of $520,000, compared with $222,522 net loss (with no tax credit) in same period 1949. Principal reason for higher deficit this year was loss of revenue during eleven days of March when only about 40 percent of the schedules were operated and 40 percent of normal traffic was carried because of a strike by maintenance employes.
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