Nevada Appeal at 150: Jan. 17, 1940: Plans considered for ocean service plane | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: Jan. 17, 1940: Plans considered for ocean service plane

A trans-oceanic flying boat with sleeping accommodations for 50 passengers and a speed of 300 miles an hour is being planned by Pan American Airways.

Airline officials said today they had requested Boeing Aircraft Company to submit plans for the plane. It would be larger than the present clipper ships which have seating accommodations for 74 passengers but berths for only 40. Their cruising speed is 165 miles an hour.

Boeing, which built the present clipper planes and the Army’s substratosphere bombers, said completion of the new plane would take about three years.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.