Business: General of the Airways

ELWOOD RICHARD QUESADA

NEXT to the jet engine, perhaps the most powerful and quick-moving influence on U.S.

aviation today is a onetime fighter pi lot named Elwood Richard Quesada. As the first administrator of the new Federal Aviation Agency, "Pete" Quesada has the tough task of ensuring the safety of the na tion's 93,900 aircraft and millions of passengers as the U.S. slams into the jet age with the speed— and potential hazard—of a .45-cal. bullet. Last week, after buzzing Senators for weeks, Pete Quesada won a major victory. The Sen ate restored $48.8 million of the $76 million cut...

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