Commercial Aircraft Since 1919
With their pioneering designs, the Boeing Company has paved the way for the commercial aviation in its present form. In this Fact File edition, all civil aircraft are featured with all the relevant data and images.
History of British European Airways (Paperback)
BEA was formed in 1946 and took over most UK domestic and European routes under the British government's nationalisation policy. It began operations with a fleet of outdated and hopelessly uneconomic passenger aircraft that were derivatives of wartime types such as the DC-3, Avro Viking and Rapide. By the end of 1955 the airline had re-equipped with more modern types such as the jet-prop Viscount and moved into a profit for the first time. From 1960 onwards the airline introduced larger jets such as the Comet, Trident and BAC 1-11. BEA merged with the British Overseas Airways Corporation in 1974…By Charles Woodley
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