Aeronautics: Ford Out?

Through the aviation industry last week flashed a report that Henry Ford is through building airplanes.

The aircraft plant at Dearborn, Mich, is shut down except for repair work on planes now in operation. From that plant, which produced 300 tri-motors at $50,000 each for the past five years, only four new ships have emerged since Jan. 1. Prospects for new orders were slim because 1) airline expansion has ceased at least for the present; 2) big operators are abandoning Fords in favor of planes made by allied builders; 3) some operators believe...

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