1946-01-01

REVIEW OF AIR TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENTS IN AMERICA 460249

DURING 1945 many new ideas and developments started to be put in practice in the civil air transport industry. A large portion of these, along such lines as automatic flight control, emergency equipment, airport design, and instrument landing development, came from the vast experimental work carried on by the military during the war.
Mr. Kelly in this paper summarizes and reviews the important points in the papers sponsored by the SAE Air Transport Activity during 1945.
He mentions that the airlines are increasing their engineering staffs and he believes that these staffs should cooperate to the fullest extent in the future with the manufacturers.
He stresses the need for adequate training programs in the airline industry.
He tells the new problems that are present in the industry today and some possible solutions to them.
This is a comprehensive paper of the progress made in the air transport industry.

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