The History of British European Airways


Author: Charles Woodley

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844151867

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 7361

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 It began operations with a fleet of outdated and hopelessly uneconomic passenger aircraft that were derivatives of wartime types such as the DC-3, Avro Viking and Rapide.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 to form British Airways. This book looks at BEA's predecessors, its formation and early operation from Croydon and Northolt and the move to the newly-opened London Heathrow. The evolving structure is explained with chapters covering engineering bases, terminals, European and domestic services, cargo services and helicopter operations. The aircraft flown are all described in detail and the book includes anecdotes from former crew and ground-staff, a full fleet list and is highly illustrated throughout.

History of Air Cargo and Airmail from the 18th Century


Author: Camille Allaz

Publisher: Google Consultant

ISBN: 0954889606


Page: 408

View: 6386

It was first published in French by the Institut du Transport Aerien in 1998 and received very favourable reviews. Through the publication of the English language edition, this remarkable work is now accessible to many more readers around the world. In addition, the author has expanded the book with new sections and he has extensively updated it to bring the story of air cargo into the twenty first century, concluding with a look into the future. The author, Camille Allaz, served as Senior Vice President Cargo at Air France for 10 years which gave him an insider's close-up view of his subject, a privilege not enjoyed by many historians. There is no aspect of mail or cargo transport by air that has not been thoroughly researched and documented by Allaz, from the first brief transport of animals by balloon in France in 1783 to the vast global networks of the integrated express carriers in the 21st century. As a true scholar, he fits his narrative into the larger framework of political, military, economic and aviation history. This book should stand for years as the definitive work on the history of air cargo and airmail, and will be of immense value to the academic community, to the air cargo industry, the postal services, and to the general public.


The Complete History of BOAC


Author: Robin Higham

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780764626

Category: Transportation

Page: 491

View: 7480

Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalized airline of Great Britain – and between 1946 and 1974 as such it exclusively operated all long-haul British flights. With its iconic 'Speedbird' logo and its central role in the glamorous 'jet age' of the 1950s and 1960s, BOAC achieved a near cult-status. Yet, to date there has been no comprehensive history of the organization, covering its structure, fleet and the role it played in the critical events of the age – from World War II to the end of empire, a period when BOAC played a pivotal part in projecting British political power, even as that power was waning. Acclaimed historian Robin Higham here presents a complete study of BOAC from the early days before jet travel to the de Havilland Comet and the Vickers VC10 to the dawn of supersonic passenger aviation. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched, this book will be essential reading for all aviation enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of modern Britain and the Empire.

The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I

The Formative Years 1970-1987


Author: David Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134031408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

View: 6119

This first volume of the Official History studies the background to privatisation, and the privatisations of the first two Conservative Governments led by Margaret Thatcher from May 1979 to June 1987. First commissioned by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair as an authoritative history, this volume addresses a number of key questions: To what extent was privatisation a clear policy commitment within the Thatcher Governments of the 1980s - or did Government simply stumble on the idea? Why were particular public corporations sold early in the 1980s and other sales delayed until well into the 1990s? What were the privatisation objectives and how did they change over time, if at all? How was each privatisation planned and executed, how were different City advisers appointed and remunerated, what precise roles did they play? How was each privatisation administered; in what ways did the methods evolve and change and why? How were sale prices determined? Which government departments took the lead role; what was the input of the Treasury and Bank of England; and what was the relationship between Ministers and civil servants? The study draws heavily from the official records of the British Government to which the author was given full access and from interviews with leading figures involved in each of the privatisations – including ex-Ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This new official history will be of much interest to students of British political history, economics and business studies.

Airline Operations and Management

A Management Textbook


Author: Gerald N. Cook,Bruce Billig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315299585

Category: Transportation

Page: 362

View: 2644

Airline Operations and Management: A Management Textbook is a survey of the airline industry, mostly from a managerial perspective. It integrates and applies the fundamentals of several management disciplines, particularly economics, operations, marketing and finance, in developing the overview of the industry. The focus is on tactical, rather than strategic, management that is specialized or unique to the airline industry. The primary audiences for this textbook are both senior and graduate students of airline management, but it should also be useful to entry and junior level airline managers and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of the industry beyond their own functional area.


A Global Review of Commercial Flight


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: N.A

View: 7466

Orkney by Air

A Photographic Journey Through Time


Author: Guy Warner

Publisher: kea publishing

ISBN: 9780951895870

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: 112

View: 8103

Air travel to, from and around the Orkney Islands began in the 1930s, and Orcadians quickly adapted to the aeroplane as a regular mode of transport. This book presents a visual history of the challenges and changes that have occurred over the past three-quarters of a century.

Strategic Management: British Airways


Author: Joseph Katie

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656395756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 11

View: 6925

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: B, Oxford University, language: English, abstract: History of British Airways is also the history of British aviation. The first cruise flight took place on August 25, 1919 year. AT&T along with two other airlines, being built from the ground up aviation services market in the UK. In time, AT&T has been transformed in Daimler Airways, later in 1924, along with four other airlines, formed Imperial Airways. In 1935, a number of smaller lines joined together - were British Airways Ltd. decision of the British government, both competitors were nationalized in 1939, and the lines are combined to form the British Overseas Airways Corporation. After the Second World War it became BOAC line of long-haul flights realizing, while local calls implemented as new airline - British European Airways (Neely, 2002). In the 50s BOAC was the first airline in the world to the jet aircraft traffic. The new standards also marked the BEA lines. In the 60s Trident jet these lines made the first automatic landing capability heralding the era of the takeoff and landing in bad weather. Dear both lines ran separately until 1974, when the British government decided on their combination. In this way born British Airways, in which the service until October 2003, the remains legendary Concorde. An important step in the history of British Airways was the decision to privatize. It started as early as 1979, but the process ended only in 1987. Mission In 1986, Lord Marshall, the chief executive of British Airways, BA presented the mission: “To be the best, reaching the most successful company in the airline industry.” The main objective was to change the image of British Airways (Colling, 1995, 18-32). Reputation and company managed finance to rebuild by improving the quality of customer service, re-defining marketing objectives, sales and management mode. Ten years later for the next challenge, on 10 June 1997 British Airways adopted a new strategy and a new face. The new image was a visual announcement of the changes that are planned, to invest in new products and services, and a fleet of training 6 billion pounds. New face values reflect British Airways co-existence of traditional British values of new features. BA had to wake associations with openness to the world, young spirit, friendliness, cultural diversity and transnational gaze. Heart new face of British Airways accounted for more than 50 designations images representing the richness of different cultures in the world.