Aeronautics: Pioneer Rights

An air transport company which opens up new territory, invests heavily in ground equipment and drums up its own traffic, generally lays claim to certain intangible pioneer rights over any independent concern attempting to invade its route. Late last month Arizona witnessed the start of the first major court test of pioneer rights.

Thoroughly unpopular with pioneer companies are Motorman Errett Lobban Cord's Century Air Lines and Century Pacific Air Lines. Two months ago Century Pacific turned its face east from Los Angeles, prepared to...

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