Aeronautics: $1,000,000 Order

Pan American Airways, which last spring allotted $3,349,000 for new equipment, spent $1,000,000 of it last week for a dozen new planes, all to be built in California. Six of the ships will be Douglas Airliners, a newly developed craft now being tried out by Transcontinental & Western Air. It is said to fly 200 m.p.h. so quietly that passengers can hear the engines of passing planes, can be kept awake by cabin conversations. In tests in thin air over Arizona it took off and flew, fully loaded, on one of its twin engines....

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