Few technological advances have affected the lives and dreams of individuals and the operations of companies and governments as much as the continuing development of flight. From space exploration to package transport, from military transport to passenger helicopter use, from passenger jumbo jets to tilt-rotor commuter planes, the future of flying is still rapidly developing.
The essays in this volume survey the state of progress along several fronts of this constantly evolving frontier. Five eminent authorities assess prospects for the future of rotary-wing aircraft, large passenger aircraft, commercial aviation, manned spaceflight, and defense aerospace in the post-Cold War era.
Table of Contents
|Alexander H. Flax: Highlights of an Engineering Career||1-6|
|Defense Aerospace and the New World Order||7-14|
|The Future of Manned Spaceflight||15-28|
|Aviation: The Timeless Industry||29-36|
|Higher-Order Technology: Applying Technical Excellence to New Airplane Development||37-44|
|The Future of Rotary-Wing Aircraft||45-64|
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