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Global Airlines: Competition in a Transnational Industry presents
an overview of the changing scene in air transport covering current
issues such as security, no frills airlines, 'open skies'
agreements, the outcome of the recent downturn in economic activity
and the emergence of transnational airlines, and takes a forward
looking view of these challenges for the industry.
Witness the daring exploits and dangerous challenges that form the story of flight in this beautifully illustrated book, filled with rare photographs and historical documents. Celebrating 50 years since the first flight of the Boeing 747 and of Concorde, it describes the early pioneers, such as the Wright brothers and Alcock & Brown, as well as the highly skilled engineers developing aircraft today. From the early hot-air balloons of the Montgolfiers to the complex technology behind military jets and space rockets, Flight looks at how air power emerged as a new means of military combat and how it became the leading mode of international travel, all in the space of less than a century.
This fascinating collection of airline tickets spans the history of air travel. From flagship megabrands like Pan Am and BOAC to some of the least known airlines flying to the most obscure corners of the world. One thing they shared was a sharp eye for colour and design. This collection has been brought together by the author of Planely Schmitz and Interflug: East Germany's Airline, and prefaced with an in-depth essay by airline historian Charles Kennedy. Join us on a flight to a bygone age of travel and design.
Cloud research is a rapidly developing branch of climate science that's vital to climate modelling. With new observational and simulation technologies our knowledge of clouds and their role in the warming climate is accelerating. This book provides a comprehensive overview of research on clouds and their role in our present and future climate, covering theoretical, observational, and modelling perspectives. Part I discusses clouds from three different perspectives: as particles, light and fluid. Part II describes our capability to model clouds, ranging from theoretical conceptual models to applied parameterised representations. Part III describes the interaction of clouds with the large-scale circulation in the tropics, mid-latitudes, and polar regions. Part IV describes how clouds are perturbed by aerosols, the land-surface, and global warming. Each chapter contains end-of-chapter exercises and further reading sections, making this an ideal resource for advanced students and researchers in climatology, atmospheric science, meteorology, and climate change.
An international community of specialists reinvented the propeller during the Aeronautical Revolution, a vibrant period of innovation in North America and Europe from World War I to the end of World War II. They experienced both success and failure as they created competing designs that enabled increasingly sophisticated and 'modern' commercial and military aircraft to climb quicker and cruise faster using less power. Reinventing the Propeller nimbly moves from the minds of these inventors to their drawing boards, workshops, research and development facilities, and factories, and then shows us how their work performed in the air, both commercially and militarily. Reinventing the Propeller documents this story of a forgotten technology to reveal new perspectives on engineering, research and development, design, and the multi-layered social, cultural, financial, commercial, industrial, and military infrastructure of aviation.
Airlines are competitive and complex businesses and great airlines don't just happen. In British Airways' case it has been a long journey - in fact, it has been many millions of journeys of customer expectations, experiences and emotions, connected by tradition, innovation and service. From advertising to airports, from first impressions to final destination, every detail informs and shapes the customer experience and shapes those journeys. Using an incredible wealth of material from the British Airways archive, curator Paul Jarvis takes us through the decades from the 1940s to the present, exploring the evolution of advertising, interiors, on-board experience and crew uniform fashions, and how these have come together to shape not only the internationally renowned British Airways brand but the way we view commercial aviation.
With over two million YouTube subscribers, Sam Chui is one of the world's best-known travel and aviation personalities, known for his million-hit vlogs and pioneering photography. This book, his fourth, is dedicated to his greatest love, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Air 747 takes the reader on a journey through the story of the 747, and onboard with many of the biggest airline brands and some of the most obscure, lavishly illustrated with pictures of the planes, inside and out. Aviation historian Charles Kennedy contributes an epic history essay, from the beginning of flight to the present day. This is an essential volume for fans of travel, aviation, and luxury.
English for Cabin Crew is a comprehensive course designed to: -Improve fluency and pronunciation -Build key vocabulary and expressions -Develop listening skills Ideal for group teaching, one-to-one or self-study. English for Cabin Crew follows the real-time working practices of flight attendants in routine and non-routine situations. From pre-flight briefings to disembarkation it looks at the specific language used in all onboard situations, giving cabin crew the confidence to use correct and appropriate English at every stage of their job. Emphasis on improving listening and speaking skills Suitable for classroom use with some self-study Plenty of listening practice to help learners understand passengers in routine and non-routine situations Speaking practice with emphasis on pronunciation, intonation and fluency Glossary of useful phrases
From the early days of hot air ballooning to supersonic aircraft, High Frontier chronicles the history of flight in Pennsylvania. Early experimentation with lighter-than-air craft in the nineteenth century was followed by significant advances in aerodynamics, the advent of the airplane, and its gradual acceptance by the public. The state had its own contingent of inventors and aviators, who flew and crashed their homemade machines in countless exhibitions. After World War I commercial flights took wing, including government airmail delivery, and expanded airports, federal and state regulation of aeronautics laid the groundwork for the growth of the industry.
This is a story that has never been told before, pulling back the Iron Curtain to reveal the lives of the jet airliners of the Soviet Union, full of previously unseen stories and previously unpublished information. The Tupolevs, Ilyushins and Yakovlevs, including the supersonic Tu-144, get a chapter each, lavishly illustrated with rare photos from the past and present. An introductory essay details the history of Aeroflot and the Soviet aerospace establishment. Tragedy and triumph, crushing defeats and stratospheric successes in the parallel world of the airline scene during the Cold War. This book tells the story of every jetliner produced by the Soviet Union, including the Tupolev Tu-104 (the world's first successful passenger jet), the Ilyushin Il-62 (Aeroflot's flagship) and the supersonic rival to Concorde, the Tu-144. Other chapters cover the Tu-154 workhorse, the Il-86/-96 jumbo jet and the world's first regional jet, the Yak-40 (and -42). The meltdown of political certainties coincided with the Tu-204, which was able to form a bridge out of the old Soviet era into the current age. The story of commercial aviation and aero engineering behind the Iron Curtain is told in fascinating detail accompanied by beautiful illustrations taken from Russian archives by Charles Kennedy, one of aviation's best-known writers. Not only for aviation fans but also a fascinating look Soviet history, European socialism and the evolution of technology. Additional info Chapter each on the Tu-104/-124, -134, -144, -154 & -204; Il-62 & -86/-96; Yak-40/-42; and an essay on the history of Aeroflot. Bonus feature: SU's epic winter 1985/86 timetable reproduced in full. 158 pages and over 250 classic pics.
Air travel may be crazy on the ground, but what's it like at 35,000 feet? How safe are you when you fly? Is airport security as good as they claim? How common is the Mile High Club? This revealing book answers these and many other questions that expose all the warts and blemishes of air travel.
Flying the not-so-friendly skies...
In her more than fifteen years as an airline flight attendant, Heather Poole has seen it all. She's witnessed all manner of bad behavior at 35,000 feet and knows what it takes for a traveler to become the most hated passenger onboard. She's slept in flight attendant crashpads in "Crew Gardens," Queens--sharing small bedrooms crammed with bunk beds with a parade of attractive women who come and go at all hours, prompting suspicious neighbors to jump to the very worst conclusions. She's watched passengers and coworkers alike escorted off the planes by police. She can tell you why it's a bad idea to fall for a pilot but can be a very good one (in her case) to date a business-class passenger. Heather knows everything about flying in a post-9/11 world--and she knows what goes on behind the scenes, things the passengers would never dream.
Heather's true stories in Cruising Attitude are surprising, hilarious, sometimes outrageously incredible--the very juiciest of "galley gossip" delightfully intermingled with the eye-opening, unforgettable chronicle of her fascinating life in the sky.
Gloucestershire Airport is at the heart of an important British aviation community where legendary aircraft such as the Gladiator, the E28/39, the first British jet fighter, the Meteor and the delta-wing Javelin all-weather fighter, were created by the Gloster Aircraft Company. The airport was and still is the site of many innovations that include Rotol's variablepitch propeller, Smith's automatic landing system and Sir Alan Cobham's in-flight refuelling system. Today, around 180 aircraft are permanently based at the airport, ranging from singleseat microlights to multi-million dollar executive jets. It is also a base for air ambulance and police helicopters, medical flights and pilot training facilities and flying schools. In this book, aviation historian Guy Ellis tells the story of Gloucestershire Airport Through Time. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to help support the Jet Age Museum at the airport.
Aviation remains one of the most active and challenging domains for human factors and applied psychology. Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has been convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) bringing together scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and application. Though rooted in the presentations of the 17th ISAP, held in 2013 in Dayton, Ohio, Advances in Aviation Psychology is not simply a collection of selected proceeding papers. Based upon the potential impact on emerging trends, current debates or enduring issues present in their work, select authors were invited to expand on their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. The invited authors include the featured keynote and plenary speakers who are all leading scientists and prominent researchers that were selected to participate at the symposium. These contributions are supplemented by additional contributors whose work best reflects significant developments in aviation psychology. Consequently the volume includes visions for the next generation of air management and air traffic control, the integration of unmanned (i.e. remotely piloted vehicles) into operational air spaces, and the use of advanced information technologies (e.g. synthetic task environments) for research and training. This book is the first in a series of volumes to be published in conjunction with each subsequent ISAP. The aim of each volume is not only to report the latest findings in aviation psychology but also to suggest new directions for advancing the field.
Over a century, Orly has turned from a military station into an international platform open to the world and an innovating enterprise. Created in 1918, Orly was first a military camp and quickly became a major stake during WWII as the place represented much of an interest for the Allies and the Axis. At the end of the war, the US Army Air Forces settled in for two years before the company "Aeroports de Paris" was created in 1945, and the management of the airport given back to the French. Orly finally developed into a commercial gateway, organizing the first transatlantic flights and opening to international airlines. It also became a glamorous spot when American movies were shot there. Today, the airport has grown a real city in itself, becoming the heart of Orly and the business center for a whole community, competitive and innovating. This book is an invitation to journey through the evolution of Orly Airport as a mirror of our history.
Selecting the right aircraft for an airline operation is a vastly complex process, involving a multitude of skills and considerable knowledge of the business. Buying the Big Jets has been published since 2001 to provide expert guidance to all those involved in aircraft selection strategies. This third edition brings the picture fully up to date, representing the latest developments in aircraft products and best practice in airline fleet planning techniques. It features a new section that addresses the passenger experience and, for the first time, includes regional jet manufacturers who are now extending their product families into the 100-plus seating category. Overall, the third edition looks at a broader selection of analytical approaches than previously and considers how fleet planning for cost-leader airlines differs from that of network carriers. Buying the Big Jets is an industry-specific example of strategic planning and is therefore a vital text for students engaged in graduate or post-graduate studies either in aeronautics or business administration. The book is essential reading for airline planners with fleet planning responsibility, consultancy groups, analysts studying aircraft performance and economics, airline operational personnel, students of air transport, leasing companies, aircraft value appraisers, and all who manage commercial aircraft acquisition programmes and provide strategic advice to decision-makers. It is also a valuable tool for the banking community where insights into aircraft acquisition decisions are vital.
Tiger 747 tells the story of the Boeing 747 in service with the Flying Tiger Line, Seaboard World and Federal Express, with an individual history of the thirty-four jumbos operated. An in-depth historical essay covers the history of the airline, starting with the American Volunteer Group pilots in China in World War 2 that evolved into a fly-by-night cargo outfit in the propliner era, growing in size and sophistication until the Flying Tiger Line was a global brand in air cargo in the golden days of the jet age; with an in-depth look at Seaboard World and Fedex who make up a vital part of the story. A second epic chapter covers the 747 from the early days of the Boeing Airplane Co in the early days of powered flight right up to the latest models, with an emphasis on the 747 Classic. This unique book also includes technical information and descriptions, and pilot and crew memories. An essential addition to every aviation enthusiast's bookshelf.
Ian Anderson lived near Heathrow from 1946 until 1960. As a Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer, he has combined his love of buildings' and structures' history with his enduring interest in aircraft to compile this history of Heathrow, from when it opened in 1946 up to the present day. The airport has altered beyond recognition since its earliest years when the first flights used temporary tents for arrivals and departures. Today, the airport has five terminals, a brand new control tower and plans for further expansion. Heathrow plans to spent GBP600 million each year between 2014 and 2019 for upgrading operations, yet potential plans to build a third runway are hotly contested, despite the airport almost operating at full capacity. Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world, seeing on average 191,200 passengers arriving and departing every day. Additionally, it hosts eighty-four airlines and serves 184 destinations. Although thought of as a place of transition by many, it also directly employs some 45,000 people, which will continue to grow with the recent and future developments.
Until recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had applied relatively uniform methods to screen airline passengers, focusing primarily on advances in screening technology to improve security and efficiency. TSA has recently shifted away from this approach, which assumes a uniform level of risk among all airline travellers, to one that focuses more intently on passengers thought to pose elevated security risks. Risk-based passenger screening includes a number of initiatives that fit within a broader framework addressing security risks, but specifically emphasizes the detection and management of potential threats posed by passengers. This book examines changes to the Secure Flight program since 2009; TSA's efforts to ensure that Secure Flight's screening determinations for passengers are implemented at airport checkpoints; and the extent to which program performance measures assess progress toward goals.
In this poignant narrative of her life and career as an air traveler, the author states: "The first victims of `aerotoxic syndrome' are crews, maintenance agents, ground agents and frequent flyers because of the recurrence of their exposure. In the event of severe contamination, all occupants of an aircraft will be affected." Bearnairdine Beaumont's investigations have found that, according to some studies, up to 20 30% of occupants will suffer from irreversible damage to the central nervous system. This is a result of toxic gas-type fumes escaping from heated oil in the engines that enter occupied areas, stopping some pilots and cabin crews from being able to function. Her findings show that when toxic fumes are released into the environment by any other industry, trained professionals in hazmat suits will instantly crawl all over the site in question, testing the air with specialized equipment - but not so in aviation. Most importantly, the author reveals a number of formerly well-guarded, often `classified' internal aviation industry documents which provide proof that the industry has long known about the dangers of fumes inside airline aircraft, and yet has done nothing to make the environment safe for the traveling public. Following in the footsteps of her aviator parents - her father was a passionate pilot and former RAF flight lieutenant and her mother an air-hostess - she takes us on a trip through her eventful life as a chief flight-attendant. She shares her adventures, crew life, romance, and a magical glimpse into the time she spent in mystical Ireland, looking to find a way of healing `aerotoxic syndrome'.
The RFC used the Ramsgate site for emergency landings during December 1914, but it was not developed until the 1930s when Ramsgate councillors proposed an airport be established, and flying commenced in June 1935. Popularity was increased by Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day which was held on 1 August 1935, and a Flying Flea Rally took place in 1936. Crilly and Hillman Airways moved in, but suspended services very soon afterwards. The airfield was extended in 1936, and Flying Holidays took place. On 3 July 1937, Ramsgate Airport Ltd reopened the airport, and the following year the Royal Auxiliary Air Force held summer camps there. Thanet Aero Club joined the Civil Air Guard scheme, and Southern Airways operated a service across the Thames Estuary during the summer, but this all came to a close when war was declared on 3 September 1939. The airfield reopened in 1940 for military use and during the Battle of Britain, Ramsgate, along with nearby RAF Manston, was bombed on 24 August 1940. Following this, and with invasion fears at their height, the airport was obstructed, not reopening until 27 June 1953. Air Kruise Ltd operated on a lease from Ramsgate Cooperation, flying to Europe, and Skyphotos and Skyflights 1950s took over until the summer of 1958. Chrisair started joyriding in 1960, and following their departure in 1963 little happened until East Kent Air Services formed in 1967, but they were not commercially successful and Ramsgate Airport finally closed during 1968. Developers took over and the Art Deco Terminal/Clubhouse was demolished. This book is witness to Ramsgate Airport, now sadly gone.
Take a trip to outer space with this weird and wonderful book, sure to fascinate both young and old alike. Vargic's beautifully innovative designs will help to explain all of the weird and wonderful aspects of the cosmos; from the history of the universe to what makes up our solar system and even how human life fits into the wider picture. Be taken on a journey through space with chapters on: - Exploring the Cosmos - The Night Sky - Maps of the Inner Solar System - Timeline of the Universe - Cosmologies throughout History - Journey Into Outer Space - Scale of the Universe It's a book which celebrates the scale and spectacle of the universe on every page, and one which you'll treasure forever. '5***** In more than one hundred pages filled with facts and illustrations he takes the reader on a journey through the history of the cosmos' BBC Sky at Night 'Packs in so much of our astronomical knowledge, so many tidbits about the history of astronomy and space exploration that I felt wonderfully enriched by it all. It is visually striking and beautifully illustrated' Dr. Alfredo Carpineti, writer for @IFLScience
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