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Aircraft of the Awesome80s

By Patrick Mondout

We are still working on pages for the major aviation accidents of the Awesome80s (though you can discuss them right now in our new aviation forums), but we do have pages for the new civilian jet airliners of the decade: Boeing's 757 and 767, the Airbus A320, the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 (which was really just a redesigned DC-9), and the Russian Il-86, Tu-204, and Yak-42.

A320

Perhaps the biggest achievement in civil aviation during the Awesome80s was the fly-by-wire A320.

Image courtesy of AirNikon. Find more of his photos at Airliners.net


Our 1970s aviation section is much more complete.

 

References:

Heppenheimer, T.A. Turbulent Skies. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.1995.
Montgomery, Jeff, executive editor. Aerospace: The Journey of Flight. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Civil Air Patrol, 2000.
Pattillo, Donald M. Pushing the Envelope: The American Aircraft Industry. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
Rodgers, Eugene. Flying High: The Story of Boeing and the Rise of the Jetliner Industry. New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996.
Serling, Robert J. Legend and Legacy: The Story of Boeing and Its People. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Gunston, Bill. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Commercial Aircraft. New York: Phoebus Publishing Co., 1980.
Mansfield, Harold. Vision, the Story of Boeing. New York: Madison Publishing, 1986.
Sabbagh, Karl. Twenty-First Century Jet: The Making and Marketing of the Boeing 777. New York: Scribner, 1996.


 

FLYING FACTS

The Boeing 767 was the most advanced airliner ever made by an American company.

AirNikon photo


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