Airlines of the Jet Age: A History

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Smithsonian Institution, 24 Αυγ 2016 - 479 σελίδες
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Airlines of the Jet Age provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airlines from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with an informative introductory chapter on the infancy of flight and the development of air-transport craft used during the First and Second World Wars, and then wings into the "first" Jet Age--the advent of jet airlines. It continues through the "second" Jet Age of wide-bodied aircraft, such as the Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the introduction of the "third" Jet Age, which begins with the giant double-decked Airbus A380. This reference book is an unparalelled reference for aviation buffs, covering airlines around the globe and throughout the modern eras of human flight. The last book written by renowned airline historian R.E.G. Davies, Airlines of the Jet Age is the ultimate resource for information and insight on modern air transport.
 

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FOREWORD by Christopher H Sterling
Air Transport Infancy
Airline Adolescence
Wartime HiatusAnd Opportunity
PostWar Recovery
Worldwide Expansion
The First Jets and Turboprops
Turboprop Ascendancy
France Consolidates
Germany Regains a Leading Role
European Airline Attrition
Jet Wings over the Mediterranean
Farthest North with the Scandinavians
Europe Unites
RISE OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
The Growth of China

The First Big Jets
The ShortHaul Jets
Proliferation
Emergence of the Middle East
Development of a Second Line
The Commuter Airlines
Restoring the Balance
THE SECOND JET
WideBodied Jets
Supersonic Digression
Development of the Breeds
Redefining the U S Second Line
Regional Airlines Worldwide
AIRLINE DEREGULATION
The United States Sets the Pace
The Airline World Deregulates
Russian Metamorphosis
Decline of the American Giants
Birth of the LowFare Generation
TRANSFORMATION IN EUROPE
LowFare Revolution
British Airways Ascendancy
India Awakes
The Subcontinent Fragments
Eastern Asia Emergent
Budget Fares for Southeast Asia
THE COMMONWEALTH ADJUSTS
Airlines of Australia
New Zealand and the Pacific
Canada Reorganizes
A CONTINENT MADE FOR AIR TRANSPORT
The Sleeping Giant Awakes
Down Mexico
Around the Caribbean
Central America
Airlines of the Andes
Farthest South
AFRICA
Across the Mediterranean
SubSaharan Contradictions
End of the Empire Airlines
To the Cape and Beyond
TRANSITIONS

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R.E.G. Davies (1921-2011), the "dean of airline historians," was an eminent scholar of airline and aviation history. He was curator of air transport at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for nearly thirty years. Before joining the Smithsonian, he held positions with commercial airline companies on both sides of the Atlantic and served in both the British civil service and the British military, including as an army private during WWII. He authored or co-authored twenty five books on airlines and aviation during his life, earning him a well-deserved reputation as one of the most thoroughly knowledgeable and sincerely enthusiastic students of aviation history since the invention of human flight.

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