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50 Airliners That Changed Flying

Author : Matt Falcus
ISBN : 0750985836
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The invention of the airplane was the dawn of a new way of travelling, its potential quickly realiszd as aircraft were developed to carry mail, and then passengers, over distances that would previously have taken many hours or even days. Successive aircraft in turn changed how we experience flight and how far we could go, introducing new standards of on-board service. Flying became an experience like no other; modern airliners offer unparalleled levels of comfort and economic benefits for their operators with levels of automation hitherto unimagined. This book presents the exciting airliners which can genuinely claim to have changed air travel, from the early mail planes and piston liners through the emergence of the jet age, to the sleek and ultra-modern airliners of today.

50 Aircraft That Changed The World

Author : Ron Dick
ISBN : 0228102618
Genre : Airplanes
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The flying machines that pushed the boundaries of aerospace development. "Dick and Patterson have made unusually fine choices.... Reasonable affection for aircraft is shown throughout this attractive, literate volume. Recommended. General readers." --Choice "The team's selections are defensible, and the illustrations, sidebars, pilot and aircraft profiles, and human-interest stories are all fresh, appealing, and insightful. Recommended for all aeronautical collections." --Library Journal "A close-up survey of 50 of arguably the most remarkable and influential aircraft in aviation history.... Beautifully presented... this book will grace the coffee table of any aviation aficionado." --Airforce Magazine In December of 2019, Vancouver-based airline Harbour Air took to the sky in a 1956 Havilland Beaver retrofitted to fly on battery power. Eschewing gasoline and easily able to fly commuter distances, this old new plane took the first steps of 21st-century flight. 50 Aircraft That Changed the World is about exactly this type of flight revolution. Written by the authors of the widely acclaimed Aviation Century series, it profiles 50 of history's most influential aircraft and their pilots and designers. Now an aviation classic, the book has been reformatted to a smaller size but otherwise remains the same. It begins with the 1905 Wright Flyer III, and moves on to the birth of aerial warfare in World War I, the trailblazers of the interwar years, classic World War II aircraft, the jets of the Korean and Vietnam wars, modern commercial carriers, private jets, experimental designs and new combat fighters featuring stealth technology. Featured aircraft in 50 Aircraft That Changed the World include: Fokker E.111 Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega Messerschmitt Bf 109 Supermarine Spitfire Boeing B-17 Avro Lancaster De Havilland Mosquito Howard Hughes's Lockheed Constellation Concorde Learjet Boeing B-52 Rutan Voyager. Hundreds of color and archival photographs enhance the informative and entertaining text making this an ideal choice for aviation buffs.
Category: Airplanes

Aircraft Accident Report

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ISBN : NWU:35556034533950
Genre : Aircraft accidents
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Category: Aircraft accidents

Air Pictorial

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015317642
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Companies That Changed The World

Author : Jonathan Mantle
ISBN : 1847242413
Genre : Business & Economics
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Companies that Changed the World tells the fascinating stories of 50 joint-stock companies or companies based on that model that have exerted a critical influence on the social and economic history of the past four hundred years. As well describing clearly and accessibly the companies growth and influence over time, and profiling the pioneering entrepreneurs who built them, Jonathan Mantle s text is crammed with intriguing and unexpected information: from the role played by the humble pigeon in the history of news dissemination to how a pharmacist s five-cent patent medicine became the world s most powerful brand. Each of the 50 companies profiled has changed and reflected change in the world of its time, in far-reaching and often unexpected ways. Together, their stories amount to nothing less than a concise history of commerce and capitalism.
Category: Business & Economics

The Compact Timeline Of Aviation History

Author : Anthony A. Evans
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132191490
Genre : Aeronautics
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'The Compact Timeline of Aviation History' encompasses the entire history of flight, from the days of legends, balloons and gliders to the latest high-tech aircraft.
Category: Aeronautics

Southwest Airlines

Author : Chris Lauer
ISBN : 9780313378645
Genre : Business & Economics
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Using the words of its own people, this intriguing book provides an in-depth look at the incredibly successful airline that changed the rules of the game with a no-frills business model and innovative corporate culture. • Includes interviews with passengers, employees, managers, and a Southwest Airlines executive • Presents photos of people and places at Southwest Airlines
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : UOM:39015048316734
Genre : Aeronautics
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Air Travel And Health

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Science and Technology Committee
ISBN : 0104011785
Genre : Medical
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This report is a follow-up to an earlier report published in 2000 (HLP 121-I, session 1999-2000, ISBN 9780104442005), on air travel and health. That report acted as a stimulus to further research into the health of air crew and passengers, and led to a broader examination of such issues. The report also led to the setting up of the Aviation Health Working Group in 2001, and later the Aviation Health Unit, in 2003, within the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which acts as a focal point for aviation health in the UK. In this report the Committee sets out the current situation, and still finds issues that remain of concern, particularly the risk to air travellers of venous thromboembolism (VTE). A WHO study is to examine VTE risk for individuals with existing risk factors, and the Committee urges the Government to continue to support this project. The Committee also believes that further investigation into the effects of fumes on pilots and others should be continued. The Committee has set out a number of recommendations, including: that jet lag should be studied as a confounding effect of DVT; that the Government should explore ways to increase the research capacity in aviation health; that the CAA should implement the recommendations of its own research into aircraft seating standards, and increase the minimum seat pitch to at least 28.2 inches; the Government should also review the level of air passenger duty levied on "premium economy" seating; also that the Government and airlines advise passengers on the proven benefits of good hygiene in the reduction of disease transmission, and that as part of their contingency plans airlines that are flying from areas affected by a pandemic, should provide bacterial wipes to passengers; that the Government and the AHU work together with airlines and others in providing consistent air travel advice to passengers on the risks associated with self-medicating with the intention of preventing DVT.
Category: Medical

History Of U S Aviation Disasters

Author : Rodney Stich
ISBN : 9780932438669
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History of forewarned and preventable aviation disasters that were caused or allowed to occur by politics, incompetence, and hard corruption. Authored by former federal airline safety inspector-investigator, airline captain, and Navy patrol plane commander. Further information at www.defraudingamerica.com.

Aircraft Aerospace

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016158722
Genre : Aeronautics
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Air Travel Organisers Licensing Atol Reform

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
ISBN : 0215043987
Genre : Business & Economics
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Changes to ATOL that come into effect today (April 30, 2012) do not go far enough say MPs on the Commons Transport Committee in this new report. Fundamental reform of ATOL - the consumer protection scheme for holidaymakers - is needed. The Committee calls on the Government to clarify its objectives for ATOL reform, to ensure that all passengers and holidaymakers are properly informed of the potential consequences of airline insolvency and the options available to them to obtain financial protection. MPs also recommend that: (i) The Civil Aviation Authority should work with the airlines to develop a code of practice covering information for all consumers making overseas holiday or travel bookings. This must be designed to ensure that passengers understand the risks of being stranded abroad as a result of airline insolvency and are aware of the insurance options available; (ii) The Government undertake research into consumers' views on whether, and in what ways, the ATOL scheme should be extended; (iii) The Government must distinguish between issues related to consumer protection and repatriation cover; (iv) Future reforms should be funded by the travel industry and must provide consumers with informed choices on protection options; (v) ATOL Protection Contributions should be linked to the value of the holiday booking, instead of the current flat rate of £2.50 per passenger.
Category: Business & Economics