Drawing upon hundreds of mainly secondary sources, this book answers three questions: how did air transportation develop in the century after the Wright Brothers, what does it mean to live in an airborne world, and what is the future of aviation in this century?First is the trend towards longer nonstop ranges, a trend that dates to the earliestyears ofaviation. Thereare ... putitthisway:aIf Boeinga#39;sSonicCruiserwas meanttobethe Lamborghini ofcommercial jets, the7E7 is more likethe HondaCivic. ... (Talbot 2003:40). ... However, jetengines proved to be about twenty times more dependable in service; and in 1985, partly dueto lobbyingbyBoeing, theUSFederal Aviationanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Economic Geography of Air Transportation|
|Author||:||John T. Bowen|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2010-04-05|