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Airlines of the Jet Age : a history

Author: R E G Davies
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press ; Lanham, Md. : In cooperation with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
Series: Smithsonian contribution to knowledge.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airline industries from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with the advent of jet airliners, covers the "second" Jet Age of wide-bodied aircraft such as Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the introduction of the "third" Jet Age, which begins with the double-decked giant Airbus A380. This reference book, covering airlines around the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R E G Davies
ISBN: 9780978846084 0978846087
OCLC Number: 650219831
Notes: A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge.
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012.
Winner of Library Journal Best Reference Source Award 2011.
Description: xvi, 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Piston-engine prelude --
The first jet age --
The second jet age --
Airline deregulation --
Transformation in Europe --
Rise of Asia and the Pacific Rim --
The Commonwealth adjusts --
A continent made for air transport --
Africa --
Transitions --
Appendix 1. Selected aircraft specifications --
Appendix 2. Notable events and facts --
Appendix 3. Monetary conversion from 1940-2010 --
Appendix 4. The five freedoms of the air --
Appendix 5. The world's largest airlines. Piston-engine prelude --
The first jet age --
The second jet age --
Airline deregulation --
Transformation in Europe --
Rise of Asia and the Pacific Rim --
The Commonwealth adjusts --
Africa --
Transitions.
Series Title: Smithsonian contribution to knowledge.
Responsibility: R.E.G. Davies.

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"This book provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airline industries from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with the advent of jet airliners, covers the "second" Jet Age of wide-bodied aircraft such as Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the introduction of the "third" Jet Age, which begins with the double-decked giant Airbus A380. This reference book, covering airlines around the globe, is the ultimate resource for information on modern air transport. The volume also includes an informative introductory chapter guiding readers from the infancy of flight through the air-transport craft in use during the First and Second World Wars, and into the Jet Age"--Back cover.

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