Business & Finance: Through the Fog

Most air travelers have never heard of Gilfillan Brothers Inc., a small, bustling Los Angeles electronics and plane parts manufacturer. But all over the world, U.S. airmen know Gilfillan's gadget—the G.C.A. (ground-controlled approach) equipment for blind landings. At Berlin's Tempelhof Airdrome, two of Gilfillan's G.C.A. units are bringing in Allied transports through all kinds of weather. At Gander, Newfoundland, G.C.A. is guiding in U.S. Air Force and commercial planes. At New York's La Guardia Field, Chicago's Municipal Airport, and Washington's National Airport, G.C.A. approaches are routine in thick weather.

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