Turbulent Skies by T. A. Heppenheimer
The History of Commercial Aviation (Sloan Technology)

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a gripping, in-depth look at how America's $200 billion aviation industry took flight

"To understand the industry, this is necessary reading." --The Miami Herald

"With the precision of a scientist, a good reporter's marshaling of disparate facts, and the vigor of a natural storyteller, Heppenheimer offers an absorbing narrative." --Richard Snow, Editor American Heritage.

"Tom Heppenheimer tells a fascinating story." -- R. T. Jones Inventor of the swept wing.

"An important addition to the history of technology as well as business." -- Publishers Weekly.

"An airworthy briefing firmly grounded in the applied science and allied realities that permit air transport of passengers and cargo over long distances and high speeds." -- Kirkus Reviews.

About T. A. Heppenheimer

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T. A. HEPPENHEIMER, Ph.D., an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has written extensively on aerospace, business, and the history of technology. He is a frequent contributor to magazines such as Discover, Forbes, Nature, Omni, and American Heritage, and has authored five previous books, including Colonies in Space and Toward Distant Suns.
Published December 10, 2007 by Wiley. 408 pages
Genres: History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Covered as well are the instrumentation gains that allow foul-weather as well as night flights, the unintended consequences of deregulation in the US, the state of the art in air traffic control, and what the future might hold for stateside survivors (American, Continental, Delta, United) in an a...

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Government assistance has continued up to the present as such major manufacturers as Boeing, Pratt and Whitney and GE have converted advances financed by the Air Force to building aircraft for the commercial market.

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