U.S. Business: First for Delta

At Delta Air Lines' quarterly meeting in Atlanta last week, flinty Chairman C. E. Woolman, 73, surprised his directors —and the entire U.S. airline industry—by announcing that Delta had ordered 15 Douglas DC-g short-range jetliners and had an option for 15 more. Delta thus became the world's first airline to order the $3,000,000 twin-engine plane that Douglas Aircraft will build to compete with British Aircraft Corp.'s One-Eleven, a short-range jetliner that will fly this summer. First DC-g deliveries will be in 1966.

Though President Donald Douglas Jr. hinted that orders from other airlines are in the works, Douglas is prudently working out...

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