History of Air Cargo and Airmail from the 18th Century

Author: Camille Allaz
Publisher: Google Consultant
ISBN: 9780954889609
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre:

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.

Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Publisher:
ISBN: UCBK:C063430975
Release Date: 1943
Genre: Aeronautics


Airlines and Air Mail

Author: F. Robert van der Linden
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813149387
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: History

Conventional wisdom credits only entrepreneurs with the vision to create America's commercial airline industry and contends that it was not until Roosevelt's Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 that federal airline regulation began. In Airlines and Air Mail, F. Robert van der Linden persuasively argues that Progressive republican policies of Herbert Hoover actually fostered the growth of American commercial aviation. Air mail contracts provided a critical indirect subsidy and a solid financial foundation for this nascent industry. Postmaster General Walter F. Brown used these contracts as a carrot and a stick to ensure that the industry developed in the public interest while guaranteeing the survival of the pioneering companies. Bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, and politicians of all stripes are thoughtfully portrayed in this thorough chronicle of one of America's most resounding successes, the commercial aviation industry.

Airlines and Air Mail

Author: F. Robert van der Linden
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813149387
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: History

Conventional wisdom credits only entrepreneurs with the vision to create America's commercial airline industry and contends that it was not until Roosevelt's Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 that federal airline regulation began. In Airlines and Air Mail, F. Robert van der Linden persuasively argues that Progressive republican policies of Herbert Hoover actually fostered the growth of American commercial aviation. Air mail contracts provided a critical indirect subsidy and a solid financial foundation for this nascent industry. Postmaster General Walter F. Brown used these contracts as a carrot and a stick to ensure that the industry developed in the public interest while guaranteeing the survival of the pioneering companies. Bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, and politicians of all stripes are thoughtfully portrayed in this thorough chronicle of one of America's most resounding successes, the commercial aviation industry.

American Aviation

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015019912156
Release Date: 1937
Genre: Aeronautics

Issues for include Annual air transport progress issue.

Flying the Line

Author: George E. Hopkins
Publisher: Air Line Pilots Association
ISBN: 0960970819
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics


A few great captains

Author: DeWitt S. Copp
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: STANFORD:36105081155298
Release Date: 1980
Genre: History


Taking Flight

Author: Janet S. Hansen
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: NAP:15655
Release Date: 1997-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book reports on a study of education and training for civilian aviation careers. Following an overview of the study in chapter 1, chapter 2 provides the context for the analysis by first sketching the evolution of the aviation industry, then describing the key characteristics of the current industry and its workforce. Among the issues described in this chapter are the following: the shaping role of government regulation on and deregulation on the work force, the factors that affect worker supply, demand, earnings, and qualifications, and the current gender and ethnic composition of the aviation work force. Chapter 3 examines the importance of the military as a source of training professionals for civil aviation, including the impact of military downsizing on the availability of minorities and women with aviation training and on training opportunities for these groups in the military. Options for training the civilian aviation work force are the focus of chapter 4, which explores and compares the strengths and limitations of five training pathways: military training, foreign employees, on-the-job training, collegiate training, and "ab initio" (from the beginning) training. Chapter 5 takes an in-depth look at the issue of diversity in the aviation work force. The chapter analyzes past and present obstacles affecting the employment of women and minorities, examines ways to expand the pool of interested and qualified individuals, and recommends improvements in educational preparation, selection criteria, industry climate, and other areas that could help create a more diverse workforce. The book contains 159 references and biographical sketches of the Committee on Education and Training for Civilian Aviation Careers. (KC)

Federal Register

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UIUC:30112059135274
Release Date: 1973-11-02
Genre: Administrative law


Blown to Bits

Author: Harold Abelson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780137135592
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.