1st Edition

Air Transport





ISBN 9781138272453
Published October 30, 2016 by Routledge
183 Pages

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Book Description

Each volume in this new series is a collection of seminal articles on a theme of central importance in the study of transport history, selected from the leading journal in the field. Each contains between ten and a dozen articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an authoritative new introduction by the volume editor. Individually they will form an essential foundation to the study of the history of a mode of transport; together they will make an incomparable library of the best modern research in the field.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Aspects of commercial air transport history, Peter J Lyth; Aviation and the State: the Grahame-White Aviation Company, 1912-23, A D George; The Daimler Airway: April 1922-March 1924, E Birkhead; The Financial Failure of British Air Transport Companies, E Birkhead; Imperial Airways, 1924-40, A J Quinn-Harkin; British Airways Ltd, 1935-40, Robin Higham; The New Road to the Isles: Highland Airways and Scottish Airways, 1933-39, Alec J Robertson; The Bermuda Conference and Anglo-American Aviation Relations at the End of the Second World War, David Mackenzie; ’A Multiplicity of Instruments’: the 1946 Decision to Create a Separate British European Airline and its Effect on Civil Aircraft Production, Peter J Lyth; Nationalisation and the independent airlines in the United Kingdom, 1945-51, B K Humphreys; Trooping and the Development of the British Independent Airlines, B K Humphreys; Helicopter Airlines in the United States, 1945-75, A Gerald Peters and Donald F Wood; A Short History of London’s Airports, P W Brooks.

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