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cT Approved For Release 2002/09 4-00658A000100380001-6 HEADJARTERS CARIBBEAN AIR COMMAND Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, A-2 Albrook Field, Canal Zone WEEKLY AIR INTELLIGENCE SU101ARY 13 January 1947 DI S'TI 2 - A-2, AAF (Master Stencil) 1 - S-2, Rio Hato Air 113ase 4 G-2, CDC 1 - S-2, Aibrook Field 5 G..2, PCD 1 - S-2, Howard Field 3 - G-2, Antilles Dept (10th ND) 1 - S-2, France Field 7 - A 2, 6th Fighter Wing 1 each - M/A/Ats Argentina, 7 - A-2, 21#th Composite Wing Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Central 1 - American Mmbassy, Panama America, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, 8 - A-2, CAirU Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela 1 - DMO, 15th Naval District 1 each M/At s Colombia, Ecuador 1 - Air University - A-2 Approved For Release- 2002/0 Approved For Release 2002/ 91; - - _ 4-00658A000100380001-6 the town of Esperanza, Province of 18anta'Fe-, will be expropriated by the on of a civil airport, under a~tthorityia of .81 'recent4novernmentcdecree. construction land value is placed at 64,95$.68 pesos ($16,2+0. U.S.). This airport will be the largest in (1) 13 November One hundred hectares of ]sand, ten kilometers from Santa Ye Province when completed, kA-1) utlit Buenos Aires with, Salta and. Mendoza, with stops in Cordoba, Tucuman and N1/A/A Argentina (2) 13 November Z.O.N.D.A., announces the initiation of its services to the west and northern sections of the country on 14 November, It is one of the three Argentine mixed" companies formed in this country for commercial, air transport, It will transport only mail and freight until 9 December, thereafter, it will -ca'rr; passengers as well. Later the company will operate four flights daily to Cordoba,. two to Mondoza, and, five ,weekly to Salta. Ten X_3 plans 'for this service, which will Sax ,Juan, have been purchased. (3) .13 November -' Brigadier Juan ii.is GARItAI4E , Air Attache in Canada, his also been assigned as Air Attache at the Argentine' Embassy ... ... __ ,.- ~ _-_ .._,__r__ - ~z_ A .. nrf-r Argentine delegate *to the International Civil Aviation Argentina Provi`sione1 Organization in Montreal has, been named by the Secretary of Aeronautics asI'Lieutenant Jorge SIAMTAiOVICH OT, IVE1 IA. He* is relieved, as Assistant,,Air Attache at the Argentine Embassy in Canada. ,planes, The '"Dove!' is equipped with two DeHavilland Gypsy ,?wen 7l (~+) 13 November - The Argentine State Air Fleet I('AMA) , for use _ ors feeder' 1iries, ie reported to have or ,ered twenty he favillan.d T'Dove" '6f A..2 COS~,I4 T This is a. six (6.) to eight (S passenger aircraft with a gp'rice isa ,Approve F ,Re 20C 21 PgiJAR2''ERS OARIDBEAN AIR COMMAND Office o the Assistant "'hief of Staff, A-2 ? `Albroo1c ,Fief( WKLY AI I'N'aLI,IG'NC Vi VARY will be used to carry air mail to Chile, Brazil, Africa, Asia.T "Jurope u t ralasia, wit the except ion of J`anan, Hawai i, Guam end the Philippi , the General Post Office announces. ThI e Afirst"mail was sent to Chile, on 2 December. The first mail goes to '3razil on 5 December and on 6 December the first mail starts. for Europe, Africa, Asia, and (5) 4 December - Planes of the State Merchant Air Fleet F'AMA) Australasia. (A-1) Aviation Authority and will control the- safety features of co~rcial Air Lines operating over Argentine territory. The office will carry out inspections and will have the authority to ground aircraft. Approved For Releai:'2002/0 PTA/A Argentina (6) 4 December - The Secretariat of Aviation has just created a Oomm?rcial Air Dines inspection` Office. it will` be under the Civil may be encountered in obtaining' honest competent and unprejudiced (A-1) M/A/A Argentina pdrsonnel for the job, secretary of Aeronautics to "start ocpropriatiori of 15 hectares of land .50 (U.S.) has at TRENgUE LAUQUBN, *Buenos Aires, for an airport. "11,341 been .uthorized, for the purchase of this land which `is located five kilometers Southeast of the,aity of Tronque Dauquen, w ich is located on the airline between Buenos Asres, and Barileche. (7) 4 December - A recent government deoree authorizes the (9) 4 December - In Congressa proposal thn.t the Civil Aviation Authority choose sites for the construction of airfields at each cith and town of ,the country has been introduced by Nations L Deputy Guill rmo MAMI'IN] Z GUE BO (Radical), The proposal is for the construction of ten airfields in each province per annum, until such time as all towns X0,000,000 pesos and cities are so, equipped. The cost, estimated at 012,500,000. U.S.), would come from the profits the government makes on ptyxchasing agricultural products at a fixed price and.' selling them in foreign markets at' the world price, (A-1) M/A/A Argentina COMP TT; Congress is con sid Bring only pending s'sue's .t this special session and those proposed b the .executive rower; this bill probably will. not be taken up. Profits of more, than 100 0 on wheat and linseed sales over, the fixed,price it,pays the pro,ucersis m,;Aeby the-government. CHIT .Air - Civil (1) 19 December Pro-; o6ed Chilean Routes consist of the following: Gruzeiro do Sul Although this Brazilian airline ha,s signed reciprocal service agreement with LAN, there has Approved For Release 2002/06/25,:. CIA D : 64-00658A000100380001-6 :~ Approved For Release 2002/O6p RT00658A0001.00380001-6 been no definite date set for operation.cvuaxzy it is believed that Oruzeirp do Sul will not find it profitable to operate into Chile due to restrictions imposed by the Argentine government. Air France - Although Air France began their Buenos Aires - Santiago service in mid-winter employing DcJ4ts, they were forced. to abandon it a short. time later because the flight was uneconomical due to the ry few passengers the plane carried on their return because of Argentine restrictions on picking up passengers in Buenos Aires. When Air France found itself, unable to reach an agreement with the Chilean go4ornmenf' on air mail rates, commercial flights were abandonc(i on return to .France 21 August, l946. Rol Dutch Air. Line (KLN) - Although Netherlands Minister here has had discussions with the, foreign officers with reference to the extension of I N to Santiago, apparently little progress has resulted, It is believed that the 'Dutch seem to have me't the same Argentine barrier as the $rezilian and French Air Lines. Compania Sud-,Americana de VUores (CSAV) CSAV has pro-. cux`?ed permit to operate internationally up the east coast of South. America, but actual operations were far in the future inasmuch` as their domestic status has yet to be determined, The only pilot and chief of air organization is the President i.s, son-in--law. Neither aircraft, personnel, facilities or sufficient capital have yet been procured. Linea'Aerea del 'acifico Ltda (LIPA) Although possessing neither aircraft nor trained personnel, LIPA has been authorized to carry cargo from Santiago to Mendoza and 'Buenos Aires and from Antofagasta east across the mountains to Salta, Argentina. 1 omestic cabotagp still remains a monopoly of LAN. Co1QmbiEn TACA -- The only de:-nite indication of Colombian TA.CA's plans toward Chile was furnished when a Chilean Company, through its parent company in New York City, was designated freight and passenger agent for TACA in Chile. ACA has announced that they will commence Boota, Lima, Santiago and Buenos Aires service in the near future, but 40 pilication has yet been made by this air line for Chilean commission, QO NT: The elongated rectangular shape of Chile furnishes Approved For Release 2002/ JkLPT4-00658A0001 Approved For Rele~f002I .4000 f0;i00, pass near Mount Aconcagua. Other passes being" higher, r;, ti],ized when d weather necessit't (B-1) MqA/A Chile CUBA :Air - Civ1,1 (l) 27 December -. Privileges which the Cuban Air Transport Company Aerovias "Q' had been enjoying unofficially have now been legalized by -These, special privileges inciu e: Use of military pilots additional, pay, Use of.the Army airports Campo fly A'rovias Colombia. T1 .t provi as n ~n be- wholly Cuban owned. That the directors and a,11 Qmployoes members, be Cuban. including "air- crew That under.,no ctrcumstancoe will any foreigners be hired, even under the title of "expert". That vall the equipment and porsonnel of the company, remain at the ,dispq ition of the Govornme of .m. nt in the event of any emergency* That the cor,pany facilitate f roe transport of Government officials whenever necessary. That the Chief of the Cuban Air Corps have at all time the right to control the flights,of all Aerovias "q," aircraft, including inspection of passengers,, cargo, employees,", and crew. the Minister o f. Defense to PSny other Cuban Company which fulfills the same requirements, but only after approval of the I'tat_ional Transport Commission The decree. also states, that the same authorization may be granted by and. the Chief of Staff of the Army. of U, S. owned or controlled airlines in Cuba. This subs,idized and especially privileged national airline now en joys many competitive advantages over CQMtt' 1T: This decree will have considerable effect anon the future operations cop.panies not so ;protected and hided, Approved For Release 2002/06/25..; CIA-RDP64-00658A000100380001-6 nes without Approved For Release 2002/06/S ER- l 4eF0658A000100380001-6 Advantages to the Cuban Air Corps will be considerable, as it operates under a very limited budget and therefore is financially unable to give its pilots much heavy equipment training. (A'-1) M/A/A Cuba HAITI Air -.,General (1) 7 December - The aircraft described as a surplus C.-60 of in6.eo terminate ownership in W.A,I,S, 23 December, has been found to be the property of Mr. Arturo 1 endez, He stated that the plane wa.s a Lockheed C-~5O-6 which had been purchased from the War Assets Administration in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Mr; Henry G. Wolf for 15,000. Mr. Wolf then 'sold the aircraft to Mr; Mendez for $6, 000 on 28 October.1946. Mendez denied having even considered selling this plane to Col. Percy-Luna. COMMENT: The Haitian Government is aware of all the facts but has not yet decided what to do, Since the U, S. State Department has. requested that Haiti hold the plane until all. details are clarified, it is possible that it will, be detained until it, is officially ascertained that there is no connection between the rumored Dominican Revolt and, the subject airplane, As yet the Haitian Government has no legislation which deals with un- registered aircraft but the,Q},rdo d'Haiti has already recommended that if the a}rplane in question was intended to take part in the Dominican revolt, it be confiscated and given to the embryo Haitian Air Force. (-1) xi/A Haiti MEXICO Air - Civil (1} 1g December - The only surplus airplanes being sold in Mexico other than Ithose of U, S. origin are Canadian, Only Avro "Ansons" have been sold ujj to now according to available records. It is estimated that 25 to 50 "Ansons." have been sold in Mexico, . (B_2) Recently, how- ever, Mr. John J. Gallagher, President of "Aero Transportes del Surosto, ,S, A,," has purchased from Canada 100"Ansons", which he has offered for sale in all Latin America, The percentage of these that will be sold in Mexico is unknown, (Aw-i) M /A/4 Mexico OOMI T: Although all other fields of aviation in Mexico prefer American equipment, -the "Ansons" find a market because of the small operating cost which makes this airplane advantageous to small one owner cargo lines. Approved For Release 2002/0 - (2) 4 December - Nxtensive co,xerage by the Mexico City prubl, 'was roar future. t of American ,irlinos de IdexicQ -told Offi.,cer of tha_._.Ei baesy that it is hoped to make this take-off procedure standard for our o aircraft in the flight in Latin America to use, this,., auaci,liary take.-off power, an official given to ,the demonstration flights on December 2 and 3 of a DC-I+ equipped with JATO (Jet-assisted take-off), Reported to be the first commercial for take-off, "the The first test was made without any load aboard. After attaining a gp,oed.of S.1 miles -,)er.hour r: the pilot turned on the auxiliary mower. and pulled back on the controls. The aircraft climbed at an angle of a;,pprox- im 'at"" 0ly )+5 degrees and the ,air speed was- increased to about 130 miles per hour. The jet assist was of 12 second's duration, and the plane had 500 foot of altitude when it crossed the airport boundary. The actual take--off was only 21000 -feet, at an altitude of over 79300 feet above et-a level. n?terms of power, the four jot cylinders added 1+00 h.p. to the 5800hp, of the engines, thus ;_?iving, in effect, a fifth motor Froa,a cargo standpoint, the JATO equipment increased the pay- cargo d of tiie aircraft at this altitude from 16,500 pounds to 18,500 pounds. On iecambor 3, the DO-I+, employing JATO and loaded with nine and one-half tons, of b?nanas, took off from the Mexico City Central Air,' ort for a nonstop flight to Now York City, on a flight plan calling fo.r a, 170 mile per hour cruising speed. 'rho JATO take off is particularly suited to oper .tions at this (A.-1) M/A/A Mexico altitude and "When made standard 1)roceduro should. decrease the ton-mild cost,, of. air freight. It is also conceivable that this equipment might. be used for,passenger ?lanes, for the pilot indicated that he experienced ito sudden thrust of power, but rather a gradual acceleration similar to an, 'iidraf t. Yil itarr (1) . commanded by' Capitan de Corbeta Diego Mujica Naranjo H., the Mexican Naval A. r Force co sists of:`one squadron of four .04) pilots, 11, stationed at Veracruz, Veracruz. Late inform.tion gives the airplane strength as seven' (7) aircraft, of the following types: AT-6,.s, -111 s, and OS2UI s (Kingfisher). Mexican Naval Air Force duties are similar to those of th.o'.aviation branch of the. U, $.' Coast Cruard COIOI N' :- Because of , the high attrition rate of pilots to the civil aviation corgi;%anios, the naval ;2ilot strength is not erected to exceed bight or ten ,for any Great length of time.- The Mexican Na.va.l Air Force . is ancleavorin, to purchase a surplus iT!vy T , l referab] y of the am-. phibious type. No such purchase,. however, is expected in the near future. (&-2) . . I M/A/A Mexico Approved For Release 2002/ Approved For Release 2002/0 91) CT Al, - 00658A000100380001-6 -- ` A at prices between $1500 and $2500, (U.. .), Alr -7, Gene (1) 20 December .- Through information obtained from the Air Att h ac e in Q u ay, General MI(a0 was informed of the availability of Howard UC-70 aircraft at Camden,, N+ 1'. and Cimarron, Oklahoma? The, IIC-.70's are listed, 44- n cessa.ry to the continuance of maintenance on hand in Paraguay. (A,.1). M/A P r s4 , .Angel CASCO_MIRA1~,A to the United States to inspect the five British gue . s'n plus Stinson ""Rel iant s" ($11+, 200 (U. S.) each) mentioned in W.A.I.S. dated JarAuary 1947. Lt. CASCO MIRANDA will also check the Howard aircraft to determine their suitability and will carry a list of equip.. m4 t b Qeneral MIGONM revealed that he had decided to nd I t Mi 1 C 1. - CIE ,"S: Lt. CASCO MIRANDA attended school in the TT_ S in 194)4 and . h igh caliper officer. . -~~. COI1 +NT; Some pertinent performance figures and specifications between the Howard UC,-70 and the Stinson "Reliant" are listed below: `Iowa rd UC-70 an _ 3g+ ,:Lepgth 2'5f Place -- 5 -x+50atT.0, Cruise - 190 MPH at 12,0001 Landing k)'e ed - 61 MPH a e - 1250 miles' Service.Cq sing - 21,500' e ght xr ty, - 2700 lbs .Gross 4350 lbs Ptinson R r ,I .NTj UC~.$I 5,),an 41' Length - 27' Place - 5 H.P. 450 at T.O. Cruise - 170 MPH at S.L. Landing Speed -- 62 MPH Range - 600 miles Service Ceiling - 21,000' Weight Dmpty .. 30+0 lbs 4,ross _?+65o lbs JOHPT C. MARCHANT t _Co1,R. a.._aenoral Staff Corns ~,sai staz,e' 9.f Ctaff., .A,_2