AVIATION: Trippe to Moscow

Taxiing closer to a prize plum—the New York-Moscow air route—topflight executives of Pan American World Airways last week applied for Soviet visas, expect to be dickering soon in the U.S.S.R. for landing rights. President Juan Terry Trippe is to head the five-man mission to Moscow. For weeks, Pan Am brass has been huddling with Soviet diplomats in Washington, biting away at technical questions, e.g., maintenance facilities, fuel storage, radio navigation aids, passenger and baggage facilities. The Russians, who instigated the talks and appear willing to grant berthing privileges in other cities of the U.S.S.R., invited Pan Am to dispatch...

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