Eden, Paul E. (2015) THE WORLD’S GREATEST CIVIL AIRCRAFT AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. Amber Book Ltd, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-78274272-2

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In a little over 100 years, commercial aircraft have developed from the frail wood and fabric machines of the 1910s, capable of carrying little more than a passenger or packet of mail, into one of the most efficient means of long-range transportation ever designed. Commercial aircraft are used to fly passengers and freight in order to generate revenue for their operators. When Wilbur Wright took the first passenger aloft on 14 May 1908 the seed for all subsequent airline operations was sown. The first cargo, two packages of silk, was flown between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, on 7 November 1910, although a major driver of non-passenger operations was mail – Henri Pequet flew 6500 letters across the Jumna River from Allahabad to Naini Junction, India, on 18 February 1911, completing the first official airmail flight. Delivering mail by air reduced delivery times dramatically and airmail took on particular importance for the U.S.airline industry and for Lufthansa, the German state airline. Germany exerted considerable influence in South America after World War I, doing much to establish the earliest commercial operations in the region. Lufthansa also expended considerable effort facilitating airmail routes from Europe to Latin America, driving the development of high performance seaplanes and overwater navigation techniques.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Politeknik Penerbangan
Depositing User: Ms PKL 2 S1 Unair
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 02:56
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 02:56

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