The Mcnary-Watres Act And Its Impact On Aviation

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Birth of Airlines In 1930, the Congress passed the McNary-Watres Act as an amendment to the Keely Act. Under the new act the contractors would be paid according to the available cargo space and in addition, a bonus would be paid to the operators flying multi engine aircraft equipped with latest instruments. This was clearly an incentive provided by the government for the operators to fly larger aircraft which can carry passengers as well as mail. The new act also authorised Postmaster General to extend or combined airmail routes. With the effect of the McNary-Watres Act on aviation, United Airlines contracted with Boeing Aircraft in Seattle to build a modern two-engine airplane which in 1932 Boeing brought out model 247, a twin-engine, all
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