Business: The New Workhorse?

In Seattle, Boeing Aircraft bustled with good news. Hit hardest of all by V-J day cancellations, it was on the way to health with its first big postwar plane order. Pan American Airways ordered 20 of Boeing's 80-passenger Stratocruisers, peacetime version of the 6-29, at a cost of around $1,000,000 apiece. Boeing, now making ten of these ships for the Army, hopes to start delivering them to Pan Am by next November. With them, Pan Am expects to fly nonstop from New York to London in eleven and a half hours.

The Mixmaster. Planemaker Donald Douglas' Santa Monica plant was also abustle....

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