By R. E.G. Davies
This booklet offers the 1st complete historical past of the world's airline industries from the early Sixties to the current day. It starts off with the appearance of jet airliners, covers the 'second' jet age of wide-bodied plane similar to the Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the advent of the 'third' jet age, which starts off with the double-decked huge Airbus A380. This reference ebook, masking airways all over the world, is the final word source for info on sleek air delivery. the amount additionally contains an informative introductory bankruptcy guiding readers from the infancy of flight, in the course of the air-transport craft in use throughout the international Wars, and into the jet age.
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Its main objective was to develop swift communication for mail and passengers to the British Empire, India, southeast Asia, Australia, and southern Africa. It inherited a small fleet of mostly de Havilland types, steel-framed, doped fabric-covered, but Imperial scrapped many aircraft that, after two years’ use, were too unreliable to be trusted. In Germany, dozens of small companies were formed, some by individual cities or states, some by industrial organizations such as the Nord-Deutscher Lloyd shipping line.
No. 1175-1306. Britannia BOAC. Reproduced with permission of BAE SYSTEMS. NASM-9A08175 BAE SYSTEMS Neg. no. DH12201G, Comet 4 BOAC G-APDR 17-JUL-1959. Reproduced with permission of BAE SYSTEMS. NASM-9A08083 Boeing photo P37643. Copyright © Boeing Company. Reproduced with permission. NASM-9A08087 Boeing photo P42929. Copyright © Boeing Company. Reproduced with permission. PART ONE: PISTON-ENGINE PRELUDE Chapter 1: Air Transport Infancy The Concept of Air Transport—Lighter-Than-Air During the first few years after the epoch-making flight of the Wright brothers on 17 December 1903, little thought was given to the idea that heavier-than-air flying machines (airplanes, or aeroplanes) could earn an honest living by carrying people or goods, for peaceful purposes or for war, at any time during the then foreseeable future.
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