Business: TIME CLOCK, Jun. 22, 1953

FACING a slash in its budget, the Air Force is already pulling in its belt on noncombat planes. It canceled orders for 420 T36 trainers placed with Beech and Canadair, recalled 37 C-54 transports that it had leased to airlines. The Navy also canceled Temco Aircraft's "secondary source" contract for some 100 F3H-1 Demon jet fighters. McDonnell Aircraft, the primary supplier, was unaffected. Current backlog of all aircraft orders: $18 billion, enough to keep the industry busy for more than two years.

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