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Developments in British Air Transport

    Naturevolume 134page728 (1934) | Download Citation



    THE recent air race to Melbourne has focused attention upon the possibilities of air transport to that particular part of the British Empire, and Sir Philip Sassoon, Under-Secretary for Air, has stated that the Air Ministry, the Post Office and Imperial Airways have been working for many months on plans for further development of commercial air transport. He emphasised the fact that this action on the part of the authorities was not in any way attendant upon the result of this race, but was the natural culmination of continuous investigation and methodical application of the improvements in the technique of aeronautics to air transport problems. He stated that he hoped to be able to announce within the next month or two, in conjunction with the Dominions and Colonies, plans that will result in the flying time between London and the Empire capitals being progressively and drastically reduced, and also that steps towards the desiderata of reason ably constant loads in both directions will be taken by further developing air mail traffic.

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