AVIATION: Help for the Feeders

"In some financial circles, the word airplane has become a dirty word." So says Mackey Airlines' President Joseph C. Mackey, and nowhere is the complaint louder than among the nation's 13 small feeder airlines, which cannot raise the money to buy the aircraft they need. Last week the feeders were in Washington, urging Congress to approve a pair of bills designed to help them out of their financing problems. One was a bill introduced by Oklahoma's Senator Mike Monroney that would give U.S. feeder airlines a Government guarantee on any loan from...

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