February 15, 1930

A Forecast of the St. Louis Show

Air Transport Development in 1929

1929 Design Trends


A Forecast of the St. Louis Show

Plans of the Exhibitors in Brief, List of Exhibitors and Program of Events


Air Transport Development in 1929

A Review of Last Year's Phenomenal Growth and a Forecast of Futur Progress


1929 Design Trends

A Review of Airplane and Engine Design Tendencies


The Aeronautic Industry During 1929


Aircraft Finance During 1929

A Review of Conditions and Developments of Last Year Which Indicates that the Aircraft Industry Today Is in a Relatively Strong Financial Position


Last Year's Airport Construction Projects

WHILE most other departments of aeronautical activity were having their ups and downs in 1929, the important work of constructing airports continued to forge steadily ahead in all sections of the country. There were individual cases of retrenchment here and there as modifications appeared wise in the light of changing conditions but, for the most part, the work of installing new airports and landing fields or improving established institutions made extremely gratifying progress. When the year closed the country was richer by close to $50,000,000 worth of new airport construction and approximately 108 new municipal and commercial airports in operation; which brought the total of the two classes in operation, excluding federal fields, to about 948.


Flights of 1929

Showing a Tendency Toward the Sound Improvement of Air Travel

1930 Airplane Design

Comfort and Convenience—Ample Reserves of Power

THE GENERAL TREND of airplane design in 1930 will be to fulfill the demands of 1929. For passenger work these demands were for more comfortable and economical transportation with greater speed and safety. As the novelty of air travel has passed to competition with established surface transportation, it is essential that the air passenger have accommodations and comforts equal to the Pullman passenger.

WHAT ARE THE Prospects for 1930

Cultivate the Easiest Markets First— Good Replacement Demand— Seasonal Problems

THE MOST IMPORTANT question that is before us now is that of sales. Factories have caught up with the demand and have overproduced. Heretofore, it has been an easy matter to sell an airplane, as the demand was greater than the supply; now it is not such an easy matter.

WHAT ARE THE Prospects for 1930

Leaders in the Industry Discuss the Problems of Production and Sales for This Year

THE YEAR 1930 is a difficult one for which to prophesy. The aircraft industry is in a period full of actual and potential change. Recognizing the awkwardness of forecast and the fallibility of individual prophecies, we have solicited the aircraft industry’s leading executives to supplement our estimates of the future with their own.
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