Flight Of The Titans

Flight Of The Titans : Boeing, Airbus and the battle for the future of air travel

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The gripping story of the biggest trade war in aviation history. In October 2007, the colossal Airbus A380, the largest commercial jet in history, will take to the skies. This gigantic double-decker is the first real competitor to Boeing's iconic 747 Jumbo Jet. Meanwhile, Boeing has thrown its weight behind the smaller 787 Deamliner, an aircraft whose emphasis is on fuel economy and reduced emissions. The future of commercial air travel is in the balance, and the outcome is difficult to predict.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 132 x 194 x 20mm | 216g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753513455
  • 9780753513453
  • 503,292

About Kenny Kemp

Kenny Kemp is an award-winning journalist. He is the co-author of Go: An Airline Adventure, which won the 2004 Business Book of the Year in the WH Smith Awards, and also wrote Destination Space (Virgin Books).show more

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'A very good read and a window on commercial rivalry ... an eye-opener' Aviation News The gripping story of the biggest trade war in aviation history - a clash of ideals and inventions, of countries and convictions, of two airline giants going head to head. The colossal Airbus A380, the largest commercial jet in history, is the first real competitor to Boeing's iconic 747 Jumbo Jet. Meanwhile, Boeing has thrown its weight behind the smaller 787 Deamliner, an aircraft whose emphasis is on fuel economy and reduced emissions. The future of commercial air travel is in the balance, and the outcome is difficult to predict. Award-winning journalist Kenny Kemp offers a gripping account of how two massive international companies are risking their reputations - and business - on their vision of the future.show more

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