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Also available from Plymouth Press: Famous Airliners, 2nd edition

From biplane to jetliner the SIOry or travel by air

Guide to Airport Airplanes, 2nd edition Employing a simple~to-use, systematic approach, Guide 10 Airporl Airplaues facilitates rapid identification ofairliners. The Guide features the 66 most commonly observed airliners with a capacity of 19 or more passengers, all pictured in fullcolor photographs while in flight or at interesting airport locales. Cruising speed, range, and passenger capacity, as well as country oforigin and date of first flight are included, making the Guide an excellent basic reference as well as an indispensable airport companion. 7" by 5", /68 pp $14.95

Falllous Airlillers chronicles the evolution of the modern airliner. Its story begins with the Boeing Model 80, whose 12 passengers flew in the "Pioneer Pullman of the Air" at a little over 100 mph and were the first to enjoy the attention ofspecially trained nurses called "stewardesses." It ends with the Concorde, which travels at more than twice the speed ofsound and over the Atlantic in about three hours. Covering more than 70 airliners, Falllous Airlillers includes over 100 color and black and white photos of vintage and modern aircraft. This second edition has been updated and expanded, and now includes such important classic craft as the Zeppelin Nilldellburg and Curtiss Condor, as well as modern jetliners such as the Boeing models 757, 767, and 777. 7" by 10", /96 pp

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American Airlines SIMON FORTY

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First published 1997 Reprinted 1998

CONTENTS

Introduction

ISBN 1-882663-21-7 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from the Publisher in writing.

C Ian Allan Ltd 1997 Co-published by Plymouth Press Ltd and Ian Allan Publishing Ltd. Distributed in the United States by Plymouth Press Ltd, 101 Panton Road, Vergennes, VT 05491. For a free catalog of Plymouth Press books and products call (800) 477-2398 or (802) 877-2150. Printed in Great Britain.

Introduction

3

History

5

The Hubs

31

Affiliated Companies

34

Aircraft Types

41

Fleetlist

77

Engineering

91

Front Cover: American Airlines'

Acknowledgments

Douglas DC-l 0 and Boeing 727 at San Juan Airport. Austin J. Brown

Thanks to all those who helped with this pr