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Airliners of the 2000s

Product code:  22564AVI
All decades of aviation have important developments and changes. In the 2000s, the European Airbus consortium finally overtook Boeing as the major producer of airliners, with a full range from the smallest, the A318, to the largest of all passenger aircraft, the A380. It saw the early jets either disappear or get converted to haul freight. The old piston-powered props still served in remote parts of the world but in declining numbers. On a sad note, the 2000s saw the final Concorde services, bri...

LOT Polish Airlines - Wings of Central Europe

Product code:  22601AVI
The first traces of Polish aviation can be found in 1910. However, one of the first fully domestic airlines, under the name of Aerolloyd, was formed in 1922 by Polish oil barons and operated from the Free City of Danzig, with the help of German investors. Aerolloyd, or Aerolot in Polish, initiated a merger with some smaller competing Polish airlines in 1927 to form LOT Polish Airlines, which was owned by the Polish state. During World War Two, when Poland was occupied by German troops, the airli...

Finnair: A Century of Nordic Aviation

Product code:  21949AVI
Aero Oy, which was later rebranded as Finnair, is one of the oldest surviving airlines in the world. The airline was established in 1923 and started up domestic flights alongside routes to the Nordic and Baltic regions. During World War Two, Aero Oy managed to continue its operations. After the war, thanks to its geographic location, Finnair was able to start up several routes to the Soviet Union. Later, the airline was the first carrier in the world to connect Europe with Asia via a polar route...

Varig - Star of Brazil

Product code:  22502AVI
Founded in 1927 by German immigrant Otto Ernst Meyer, Varig was one of Brazil’s earliest airlines. Serving a domestic network that covered an area roughly the size of the US, and an international network that travelled to four continents, Varig was a leader in the Brazilian travel industry. Its Air Bridge service linking Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo helped connect the country and made travel for its citizens

De Havilland Enterprises - A History

Product code:  85175AVI
Captain Sir Geoffrey de Havilland was one of the world's true pioneers of powered flight, a man as important to Britain in aviation terms as the Wright brothers were to America. From humble beginnings, he went on to develop some of the finest aircraft to see action during the First World War, before going on to create the illustrious company that bore his name. All of this began in his youth when, without experience, plans or instructions, he embarked on the ambitious task of not only building h...

Scramble - World Airline Fleets 2022

Product code:  SCRAM06
Produced by the Dutch Aviation Society this contains detailed in information for the aviation enthusiast.

Yugoslav Electras: From Aeroput Airlines to RAF

Product code:  77689AVI
This book describes in great detail the Lockheed 10A Electra, arguably the most beautiful 1930s airliner, while in service with Yugoslavia’s Aeroput Airlines. It also includes a brief history of the type’s development, a rich photo gallery highlighting its service with other airlines, as well as exclusive details of the transfer and service of the few machines from Aeroput Airlines to the RAF after the fall of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Together with the twin-engined aircraft from Boeing and Dou...

Wrecks and Relics 28th Edition

Product code:  51387AVI
The indispensable guide to Britain's aviation heritage covering 650 locations in the UK and Ireland. Covering museums, workshops and military guardians.

Lockheed Model 9B Orion - The Swiss Revolution

Product code:  50153AVI
The Few - will be a series of titles where the focus will be on airliners that were only built or operated in a few numbers and flew for a particular airline. This book about the Lockheed Model 9B Orion operated by Swissair is the first title in this series. At the time of the introduction in Europe of the Lockheed Model 9B Orion, most airliners in service flew at an easy pace of 140km/h. Swissair, the national airline of Switzerland, introduced now an aircraft that could fly at a speed of maxi...

Turkish Airlines

Product code:  21314AVI
Turkish Airlines origins go back to 1933, when the Turkish government established the State Airlines Administration with a fleet of just five aircraft and a staff of 24 people. Initially, the route network only included domestic destinations, but nearby international cities were soon added. In 1956, the airline was restructured into the current Turkish Airlines and began to rapidly expand internationally. Of course, the airline has faced many challenges, such as the Turkish deregulation of air t...

Water Bombers

Product code:  21468AVI
As the climate changes it is even more vital to protect the world’s forests. This book looks at both the past and the current selection of aircraft tasked with protecting our natural environment from fire. Covering America, Canada, Russia, southern Europe and others, the operators of these fleets are looked at, along with their aircraft, as they go about their dangerous task. With over 230 images, this book covers all the aircraft types used – World War Two fighters and bombers, piston-powered a...

Interflug: East Germany's Airline

Product code:  39636AVI
Interflug was the airline of communist East Germany. Their route map was flown by exotic Soviet-built airliners and shaped by political alliances, with trips into war zones in some of the most obscure corners of the planet, all under the constant surveillance of an ever-present police state. This beautiful book, the first on Interflug in the English language, tells the fascinating story of this unusual airline, its mission, its fleet, and what it was like to fly it, to work there, and to live in...