June 1, 1941

Assembly Line Control

Sperry Lets George Do It

What Next in Aircraft Expansion?


Assembly Line Control

With the Airacobra comes a new philosophy in airplane production


Sperry Lets George Do It

But before George, the Sub-Contractor, can turn out production items, he must first be found, then trained, and then taken into the Sperry Gyroscope family. Outside firms are now turning out a quarter-million machine hours per month for Sperry, but much toil and sweat have gone into the process.


What Next in Aircraft Expansion?

An Appraisal of Progress and a Glimpse into the Future


Production for America's Preparedness and Democracy's Preservation

"WINGS for Defense”—Douglasmade—today are rolling off the assembly line in record-breaking numbers. The tempo of pounding rivet guns and droning machines is mounting to a reassuring crescendo, for as the aircraft industry’s production lines daily grow longer and move faster they proclaim democracy’s preparedness and preservation.

Building a Bolt of Lightning

The British have named the P-38 the "Lightning". Both U. S. and England are counting heavily on this interceptor pursuit.



An American engineer looks at a German Messerschmitt


Buyer’s Log Book

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

Aviation's Earning Power

"ALL that glitters is not gold” is a maxim that applies with particular force to the air lines at the present time. Hardly a day passes without a newspaper report of some air line recording important gains in revenue passenger miles or in gross revenues.


Behind the Scenes at NACA

The full story of N.A.C.A. must not be told until after the war, but here is an important part that can be discussed freely at this time.


Mass Production in Aircraft Radio

Lear uses a new assembly line technique to turn out its aircraft radio

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