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NARRATOR: Amelia Earhart set many records as a pilot. There was one record, however, that she failed to achieve. In 1931 she attempted to become the first person to fly an autogiro across the United States. The autogiro was an experimental aircraft that had rotating blades on top. It was an early form of the helicopter. Although Earhart successfully completed her journey, another pilot captured the record by finishing a similar trip just days before her.
U.S. airline industry - average annual full time equivalent employees 2004-2019
Published by E. Mazareanu, Mar 5, 2020
The timeline illustrates the average annual U.S. airline industry full time equivalent (FTE) employees from 2004 to 2019. In 2019, almost 449,000 full time equivalents were employed in the U.S. airline industry.
Jet airliners were a genuine requirement for the Soviet Union because of its vast expanse of territory, which included 10 time zones. The Tupolev Tu-104 prototype made its first flight on June 17, 1955, only 11 months after the first flight of the Boeing 367–80 but 30 months before the first flight of a production 707. Tupolev had leaped ahead by using the components of the Tu-16 bomber, adding only a new 55-seat pressurized fuselage. The Tu-104 served well and reliably for many years but would not have been considered for use by Western airlines because of its high operating costs. It began a dynasty of Tupolev airliners that continues to this day, including the first supersonic passenger airliner, the Tu-144. The prototype Soviet SST made its first flight on Dec. 31, 1968, and was so similar in appearance and performance to the more highly publicized Anglo-French Concorde that it was called the “Concordski.” The Tu-144 was not successful and was withdrawn from service in June 1978 after several fatal accidents, which included one at its international debut at the 1973 Paris Air Show.
Saab exhibited the third GlobalEye airborne early warning and control aircraft for the UAE at the Dubai Airshow, with the UAE Air Force announcing advanced negotiations for a further two aircraft. In this video Charles Forrester takes a look at the systems and capabilities of the aircraft.
So many children dream of fast cars and rocket ships, but few actually grow up to build them -- and change the world in the process. Scott Pelley profiles Elon Musk, who at 42 years old is a billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur.