The fourth in a five volume illustrated history of aviation explores commercial aviation, from it's inception in frail biplanes through to huge jumbo jets. Examines the wider world of aeronautics including personal aviation, helicopters and research.Designed to compete with the Boeing 737, the Airbus A320 was the first airliner in the world to offer fly-by-wire flight controls. ... The A320 is also constructed using a high percentage of composite materials, as compared to earlier designs. ... The twin-engined A330 that appeared a year later combined some of the lowest operating costs of any airliner ever ... that it was possible for crews to qualify on both simultaneously, offering operators of both types flexibility in assigning flight crews.
|Title||:||Wings of Change|
|Publisher||:||Boston Mills Press - 2005|