Domestic Air Transportation

Archive Report

Questions of Public Policy Before Congress

Under the spur of war necessity, a quarter century of normal progress in United States aeronautical development has been telescoped into the last four years. Advances since commencement of the rearmament program in the summer of 1940 have laid the ground work for a vast expansion of civil air routes immediately after the war, for the use of larger and faster planes for long-distance passenger and cargo service, and for rapid establishment a multiplicity of short-haul services by air.

Revolutionary changes in aviation techniques have raised new problems of regulation both within the United States and in the field of international flying.1 It is generally agreed by private interests and public bodies concerned with commercial aviation that these problems can ...

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