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Soviet-Era Airliners

Product code:  70621AVI
When the Soviet Union fell in December 1991, there were close to 3,500 assorted Soviet-built airliners that could be deemed operational, the vast majority of which flew for Aeroflot. However, today they have almost all disappeared. This book follows the fortunes of the great Soviet airliners over the last three decades and looks at what happened to this immense fleet of Antonovs, Ilyushins, Tupolevs and Yaks. Illustrated with 220 photographs, most of which have never been published before, and s...

Garuda Indonesia

Product code:  70584AVI
On 26 January 1949, Garuda Indonesia was officially established as Indonesia’s government-owned flag carrier. To begin with, the airline focused on domestic and regional travel. However, in 1984, a massive reorganization led to Garuda offering international flights, which required the modernization of the entire fleet. Over the years, the airline has faced many challenges.

Classic Gatwick Jetliners

Product code:  94248AVI
Gatwick very first jetliner touched down on 16 November 1958, and over the next fifty years the airport grew to become Britains second busiest airport, as well as the busiest single-runway airport in the world. Classic Gatwick Jetliners is the much-awaited follow-up to Classic Gatwick Propliners, with over 200 colour images alongside comprehensive captions that describe the early jetliner visits through to the bustling years of the late 1980s. Featuring such iconic liners as the de Havilland Com...

Lost Airline Colours of Asia

Product code:  08635AVI
A look at the airlines and colour schemes worn by airlines across Asia which no longer grace our skies.

20th Century Passenger Flying Boats

Product code:  44203AVI
From Henri Fabre's first successful take off from water and landing near Marseilles, to the introduction of a hull rather than floats by American Glenn Curtiss, to the world-wide development of huge, ocean-crossing flying boats on both sides of the Atlantic - the passenger flying boat era continues to fascinate aviation enthusiasts and historians alike. Wartime necessity for paved runways to support long-range, high flying land-planes and the faster movement of airmail, overcame in peacetime the...

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...