AVIATION: Skirmish

For three months American Export Airlines, the only U.S. line besides Pan American Airways even to try to fly outside the U.S. before the war, has maintained a steadfast silence about its attitude toward international aviation after the war. When Am Ex did not collaborate with the 16 domestic airlines that began downbeating for lots of postwar competition last July, many observers concluded that Am Ex agreed with Pan Am that competition among U.S. lines for world airways would lead to disaster. Last week Am Ex's board chairman and president, William Hugh Coverdale, broke this misleading silence.

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