January 1, 1941

The Truth About Our National Defense Program

Machine Scheduling

To Sue Or Not to Sue


The Truth About Our National Defense Program

Why our aircraft production has lagged—and how much


Machine Scheduling

IN one brief year the volume of work of the Southern California job shops handling the outside production of parts for the aircraft industry has expanded many fold, and is likely to increase still more in 1941. A year ago, in addition to assuming direct operating responsibility, shop supervision to a great extent performed the functions of production control.


To Sue Or Not to Sue

An airport owner or manager has many legal problems to face. Sometimes he is plaintiff — sometimes defendant. Here is a review of court cases pertaining to airport suits


Pressurized Cabin Control

THE insatiable desire of man to fly to increasingly higher altitudes is not alone dictated by his desire to achieve dominance over nature’s barriers. There is also an economic factor involved since flight at higher altitudes will permit greater speeds, and also from a military standpoint it removes the aircraft from the range of ground observation and gun fire.


Recent Books

This is a basic textbook for students taking aviation courses in high schools, private aviation schools and in National Defenses classes. It is divided into three parts. The three chapters of Part I cover the importance of mechanics’ work, a discussion of modern airplanes and how airplanes fly.

X-Ray Finds Flaws in Aircraft Parts

Defective material is rejected through new scientific method


Buyer's Log Book

What's New in Accessories, Materials, Supplies, and Equipment

Aviation's Regulated Economy

THE air transport industry’s complacency in obtaining exemption from excess profits taxation was rudely shattered by the impact of another phase of the national defense program. In order to accelerate our rearmament program, the air carriers became the nation’s first industry to have consented to defer contemplated expansion plans.


Development of a Plastic Molded Airplane

INCREASING demand for light aircraft attests to their eligibility for volume production under advanced procedures and methods. Economic advantages through volume production can only be achieved if materials are processed with a minimum of hand labor throughout all phases of fabrication and assembly.


Applying Automotive Methods to Aircraft Production

With the airplane a decisive factor in world issues, attention is directed to the experience and facilities of the world's outstanding mass production enterprise, the American automobile industry

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