January 1, 1940

Fire and What Is Being Done About It.

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Aviation Finance

Turning the X-Ray on the Hiring Line


Fire and What Is Being Done About It.

The C.A.A. and the A.T.A. have joined forces to investigate the cause and cure of fires on board aircraft. An elaborate test rig has been set up at the Bureau of Standards for this study. What has been done and what the project is designed to ac complish is told here-

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Aviation Finance



Turning the X-Ray on the Hiring Line

Recent industrial unrest has forced management to recognize employee relations as one of industry's greatest problems. Lockheed found careful scrutiny of applicants beneficial to employer and employee alike.
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National Aviation

Hearings on American Export Airlines’ application to CAA for a transatlantic certificate seemed within a week or two of completion as this was written. Observers expect a short recess will follow, after which Pan American Airways, which has intervened, will present its case.


A round-up piece on the present and future of short-wave communication and navigation. This paper was prepared for presentation before the Lilienthal Gesellschaft meeting at Vienna in October, 1939, a schedule that was cancelled for reasons that are now a matter of history.


They Stand on Their Own Feet

New types of jig and fixture developed by Harlow offer potential savings to the manufacture of metal air planes.


TACA... Jungle Air Freighter

No job for sissies is this business of hauling freight into the jungle countries of Central America. Com petition is keen, flying conditions are bad, but here's how it is done.

The Aviation News


When Congress convenes January 3, it will find the House Appropriations Committee already well along with hearings on regular departmental budgets. Early in December the deficiency subcommittee completed consideration of the $271,000,000 deficiency request to cover expenses resulting from the increase in Army and Navy personnel.

Picked Up Along Editorial Airways

This was News in 1939 —
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Aviation Abroad

As we sit back to have a look at where we’ve been last year and where we’re going next, there’s not much doubt about what the Big Aeronautical Story of 1939 was. It was not so much what did happen, as that the Great Air War hasn’t happened so far, at least in western Europe, on a scale anything like what was promised.
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