Business: Needed: Better Highways in the Sky

THE SHRINKING AIR

ON today's crowded airways, the chances of mid-air collisions are increasing at a fast rate. Every day.

pilots estimate, there are four near-misses on commercial flights. In the 600 m.p.h. jet age coming over the horizon, the problem will grow even more serious. As a result, an angry argument is rocking U.S. aviation. The Air Force, already flying jets, and the airlines, soon to get them, charge that the Government's air traffic control system is hopelessly obsolete, and that no new system is being devised to take its place. For that, they...

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