The History of British European Airways

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Author: Charles Woodley

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844151867

Category: History

Page: 206

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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 It began operations with a fleet of outdated and hopelessly uneconomic passenger aircraft that were derivatives of wartime types such as the DC-3, Avro Viking and Rapide.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

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Author: Camille Allaz

Publisher: Google Consultant

ISBN: 0954889606

Category:

Page: 408

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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.

Speedbird

The Complete History of BOAC

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Author: Robin Higham

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780764626

Category: Transportation

Page: 491

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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

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Author: David Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134031408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

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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

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Author: Gerald N. Cook,Bruce Billig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315299585

Category: Transportation

Page: 362

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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.

Wings Across the World

An Illustrated History of British Airways

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Author: Harald Penrose

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Beskriver udviklingen af det britiske luftfartsselskab, "British Airways", fra oprettelsen i 1918 til vore dage.

Airlines of the Jet Age

A History

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Author: R.E.G. Davies

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 194446607X

Category: History

Page: 479

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Airlines of the Jet Age provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airlines from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with an informative introductory chapter on the infancy of flight and the development of air-transport craft used during the First and Second World Wars, and then wings into the "first" Jet Age--the advent of jet airlines. It continues through the "second" Jet Age of wide-bodied aircraft, such as the Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the introduction of the "third" Jet Age, which begins with the giant double-decked Airbus A380. This reference book is an unparalelled reference for aviation buffs, covering airlines around the globe and throughout the modern eras of human flight. The last book written by renowned airline historian R.E.G. Davies, Airlines of the Jet Age is the ultimate resource for information and insight on modern air transport.

British Airways

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Author: Keith Gaskell

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781840371420

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Britain's premier airline is now among the world's elite. This book summarizes the early pioneering days and the nationalized postwar years of Britain European Airways and the British Overseas Airways Corporation. We then see the joining of these two under the banner of British Airways and follow its early history into successful privatization and the ailine's freedom to pursue new ventures. Every type of aircraft that has been operated by BA is described the nuances of livery styles are illustrated in color. British Airways has acquired airlines, invested in others and has franchise partners; these are identified and the aircraft described.

Fly with the Stars

British South American Airways: the Rise and Controversial Fall of a Long-Haul Trailblazer

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Author: Susan Ottaway,Ian Ottaway

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

ISBN: 9780750944489

Category: Transportation

Page: 244

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This compelling story of British South American Airways -- told for the first time as a complete history -- marks the 60th anniversary of the disappearance of the BSAA Lancastrian Star Dust and is fully illustrated with archive photographs and maps. The book also lists the aircraft flown by BSAA, its accident reports and commercial performance tables.