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Legends of Flight: McDonnell Douglas DC-10/MD-11

Product code:  61371AVI
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 three-engine jet is one of the most distinctive wide-bodied aircraft and since the early 1970s has been operated by many airlines on medium- and long-distance routes throughout the world. Successfully flying passenger service for over 40 years, the DC-10 currently still flies for FedEx in an airfreight delivery role. Filled with design and construction information, background history, technical data, and rare images, this book describes the exciting story of this avia...

Legends of Flight: Airbus A300/310

Product code:  61395AVI
By producing the A300the first twin-jet, wide-body airliner in the world of the European Airbus consortium succeeded in joining the league of leading aircraft makers. The path was both rocky and exciting. Filled with detailed text, including historical, technological, and flight information, as well as colourful photos, this volume provides a fascinating insight into the history of commercial aviation.

Legends of Flight: Boeing 737

Product code:  61388AVI
The Boeing 737 is undoubtedly one of the best known of all passenger aircraft and has been built in greater numbers than any other commercial aircraft in the world. There are few airline passengers of the last decade who have not yet flown on one of these aircraft. More than 10,000 examples have been built in all its variants-an unbelievably high number for an airliner. This book describes the aircrafts early development from the first concept drawings in the early 1960s to construction, testing...

Not an A320 - A Comprehensive Guide to the Operations of Rare Airliners Vol.1 (Europe - inc Russia)

Product code:  94855AVI
Not an A320 - A Comprehensive Guide to the Operations of Rare Airliners. In this book I offer a comprehensive guide on the airlines that operate rare aircraft on commercial passenger services in Europe, and the routes that these are deployed on.

Qantas and the Empire Flying Boat

Product code:  70379AVI
In 1938, Qantas Empire Airways operated 11 Short Empire flying boats, which flew the Sidney–Singapore section of the Imperial Airways London–Sydney air route and introduced a new level of luxury travel to the route. However, the outbreak of war in 1939 cut short this brief glamorous time and brought the Qantas boats increasingly onto the front line. Containing over 160 stunning illustrations, many previously unpublished, this book details the history of the Empire flying boats as they went from ...

Telling Aircraft Tails: A History of Britain's Airlines in 40 Aircraft

Product code:  70129AVI
The registration letters painted on an aircraft's tail are like its number plate: they can reveal the story of an individual aircraft and its different roles during its working life. Inspired by this novel way of looking at aviation history, Guy Halford-MacLeod follows the chequered and multi-faceted careers of forty different airliners to present a compelling insight into the wider story of British aviation: larger-than-life characters, politics, the aircraft manufacturers, the state-owned corp...

Boeing 737: The World's Most Controversial Commercial Jetliner

Product code:  87231AVI
The Boeing 737 is an American short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a division of the Boeing Company. Originally designed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has grown into a family of passenger models with capacities from 85 to 215 passengers, the most recent version of which, the 737 MAX, has become embroiled in a worldwide controversy. Initially envisioned in 1964, the firs...

Pan American in Norway 1935-1991

Product code:  50108AVI
The trials to open an air service between Norway and the USA. One of the worlds largest airlines with a network spanning the world: Pan American Airways. The history of this airline is without doubt very interesting. A service to the small country of Norway was just one of the air services operated, but generated some 30,000 to 50,000 passengers per year. We take a look at the history of Pan American World Airways and its routes to Norway. When we ask you the first air service to be inaugurated....

Flightcraft 21 Douglas DC-3 The Airliner that Revolutionised Air Transport

Product code:  59986AVI
No airliner in the history of commercial aviation has had a more profound effect than the Douglas DC-3. It was reliable, easy to maintain and carried passengers in greater comfort than ever before. Its origins stem from a design by the Douglas Aircraft Company of Santa Monica, California. Known as the Douglas Commercial One, or DC-1, this new aircraft was revolutionary in concept. It was quickly developed into the DC-2, an airliner that lead to Douglas domination of the domestic air routes of th...

Boeing 727: Triumph in the Skies

Product code:  60510AVI2
First flown in 1963, the Boeing 727 was skillfully designed to outclass its competitors and remained without a direct rival for nearly two decades. This jetliner was capable of being operated from short, unimproved airfields, while requiring minimal ground service equipment. In flight, it was a dream-fast, efficient, quiet, and comfortable. Although this book is about an airplane, it is as much about the people at Boeing who were undaunted and took the financial risks necessary to build a truly ...

Auster - Production Histories

Product code:  05356AVI
Detailing the histories of each and every Auster built, Auster - Production Histories is the companion volume to Auster - The Company and the Aircraft published in 2018 which told the story of Auster and the many derivatives produced over twenty-plus years. A substantial number of Austers remain active around the world and there are equally many stored airframes which enthusiasts are gradually putting back together again. It may come as a surprise to see, for example, just how many Austers are ...

Britannia Airways: The World's Largest Holiday Airline

Product code:  58781AVI
Founded in 1961 as Euravia by British businessman Ted Langton and aviation consultant J.E.D. Walker, at a time of considerable turmoil for the independent sector of the British air operators' industry, Britannia Airways went on to become the world's largest holiday airline. Just as Court Line evolved from Autair, so Britannia Airways evolved from Euravia. Both UK airlines had strong links with the travel industry, Court Line with Clarksons Holidays, and Britannia with the Thomson Group, in parti...