Development of Commercial Air Navigation

Archive Report

Over night air mail service between New York and Chicago is scheduled to begin on July 1, 1925. Within a few weeks the post Office Department is expected to post the first advertisements for bids under the provisions of the Act approved Feb. 2, 1925, authorizing the Postmaster General to contract for air mail service.

These events are expected to expedite the development of commercial aviation in the United States by private individuals and corporations in two respects:

  • By making available technical data concerning night operation over an illuminated, airway, and by establishing a basis for estimating the volume of freight or express patronage available to a commercial air line operating between New York and Chicago.
  • By providing a dependable, paying load for air navigation lines; and ...
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