AVIATION: Shake-Up in Colonial

Ever since he took over Colonial Airlines, Inc. 13 years ago, Sigmund Janas has been a big little man in U.S. aviation. As president and controlling stockholder of Colonial, he pushed it up from a pipsqueak line to a sizable airline flying 68 million passenger-miles a year over 3,182 miles of scheduled air lanes. Last week Colonial Airlines, with no explanation, issued a cryptic announcement: Sig Janas was out, and a new president, Alfons Landa, was running the line with the help of a new executive committee. No airman, 53-year-old Landa is a Washington lawyer, who is a...

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