FOR EXPORT AIRLINES? The new Consolidated Model 31 boat. Its lines are somewhat unusual and give an impression of compactness and small size which is belied by the figure seen near the nose. Judging from the fact that no appreciable window area is to be seen, this prototype has been built either for mail carrying or purely record-making purposes. The engines are 2,000 h.p. Wright two-row radials - seen in a machine for the first time. Probably the fastest flying boat in the world, this new Consolidated has two 2,000 h.p. Duplex Cyclones and is expected to be capable of a tremendous range.