AVIATION: Pickup

For months, T.W.A. and Eastern Air Lines have looked around for a new twin-engine craft to replace the DC-3 on short hauls. This week the Glenn L. Martin Co. won the prize: a $35 million order for 65 Martin 4-0-45 (35 to Eastern, 30 to T.W.A.).The two-motored plane is a pressurized version of the 2-0-2 and carries 40 passengers, four more than the 2-0-2.

To Martin the landing of the first sizable commercial order in three years was another step in its comeback. Hit hard by the sharp cutbacks in military buying at war's end, Martin had to borrow $26.7...

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