• Deep Stall: The Turbulent Story of Boeing Commercial Airplanes

    Deep Stall applies a framework of strategic analysis to the Boeing Company. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace / defence company, with turnover in the region of US $60bn. The book examines the relative decline of Boeing in the civil aircraft market in relation to European manufacturer, Airbus. The aim of the book is to utilize the concept of strategic value to explain Boeing's decline. The authors define this concept as investment in people and technology to leverage future market success by developing innovative new products, arguing that Boeing has neglected strategic value in favour of shareholder value, defined in terms of short-term cash benefits. The rationale for the book exists both in the fact that the story in itself is interesting and also in the wider framework of analysis concerning the correct strategic approach for running a high technology business. The argument illustrates what can happen when quarterly returns become the predominant strategic rationale for a company. In the U.S. the business media (Economist, Forbes, Fortune, and Business Week etc) are now focusing on the question of Boeing's decline and the major implications for the U.S. national interest. Boeing is one of the jewels in the US technology crown, but today U.S. jobs and capability are being...

    • ASIN: 0754646262

  • Modern Boeing Jetliners

    Since the 1950s, Seattle-based Boeing has been the most recognizable name in the jetliner industry. This fabulously priced collection of the greatest Boeing airliners currently criss-crossing the skies covers all Boeing jetliners in production, many of them depicted in the more lively liveries that brighten the skies.

    • Brand: Brand: Motorbooks International
    • ASIN: 0760307172
    • UPC: 752748307179

  • Boeing Commerical Aircraft (Fact File)

    With their pioneering designs, the Boeing Company has paved the way for the commercial aviation in its present form. In this Fact File edition, all civil aircraft are featured with all the relevant data and images.

    • ASIN: 1783831685

  • The Boeing 247 - The First Modern Commercial Airplane

    In 1991, if you flew on a commercial airliner your chances were good that it will be a Boeing-made jet. It may have be an aging Boeing 707, the ubiquitous 727, the diminutive 737, or the jumbo 747. Today it is still likely that it is a Boeing-made jet such as the Boeing 757, 767, 777, or the most advanced airplane in the sky, the Boeing 787. You walk aboard into a warm cabin and take your place in a not as comfortable but still narrow seat. The flight attendant will tell you to fasten your seat belt, keep your seat-back upright, and what to do if the cabin looses pressure at 35,000 feet. It all seems boring and almost routine to many people. Did you ever wonder where it all began? The name Boeing didn't appear overnight, even though more than one generation of Americans associated the name Boeing with military aircraft.

    • ASIN: B008962I20

  • The Boeing Company, d/b/a Boeing Commercial Airplane Group-- Wichita Division; 97-1007 10/26/98

    The Boeing Company, d/b/a Boeing Commercial Airplane Group--Wichita Division, contests a citation issued to it by the Secretary on May 12, 1997. The citation resulted from an inspection conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from April 18 to April 22, 1997, in response to an electrical accident in which two Boeing employees sustained burns.

    • ASIN: B00CMJ7VTU

  • The World's Greatest Civil Aircraft: An Illustrated History

    Commercial air travel began just over a century ago. In that time there have been groundbreaking civilian aircraft, such as flying boats, the first pressurized cabin aircraft, jet and supersonic aircraft, as well as immense changes in the capacity of a typical airliner: in the 1920s aircraft struggled to carry 20 passengers, today some models can carry up to 800 people. The book includes many types, from cargo transports and freighters, through flying boats, passenger airliners, business jets and supersonic carriers. Featured aircraft include: the Ford Trimotor ‘Tin Goose’, one of the great workhorses of early aviation history; the first post-war intercontinental airliners, such as the Douglas DC-4 Skymaster, De Havilland Comet and Boeing 377 Stratocruiser; the Vickers VC10, one of the greats of the 1960s golden age of commercial airliners, when jet-powered air commerce was new and airliners pampered passengers; the massive Super Guppy heavy transport, one of the widest aircraft in aviation history; the supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 ‘Charger’ and Concorde, Cold War competitors in aviation excellence; the Embraer ERJ, part of a new range of narrow-bodied airliners; and the most popular passenger aircraft of the present, including the Boeing 747 and Airbus A320. Each entry incl...

    • ASIN: 178274245X

  • Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

    A New York Times bestsellerFor millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: •  How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them •  Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety. • The real story on delays, congestion, and the dysfunction of the modern airport • The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation   • Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security • Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service  • The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hateCOCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad.  It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. "Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explorer." —Boston Globe "Anyone remotely afraid of flying should read this book, as should anyon...

    • ASIN: B07DKJ429B

  • Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot's Daughter

    Part memoir, part biography, Growing Up Boeing tells the story of the pioneers of the Golden Age of commercial jet transports from an insider’s perspective. Take a nostalgic flight back in time to the dawn of the jet age—1950s through 1980s—when the best experimental test pilots flew by the seat of their pants, putting new commercial jets through tests that stressed and pushed the edge of performance envelopes, discovering their limits and tolerances. Fly along on demonstration and proving flights as the test pilots help Boeing sell the airplanes to airlines around the world, meeting a few celebrities along the way. See how they lived their lives in the air and on the ground—their adventurous spirits, need for speed, leisure activities and families. Secrets big and small are revealed, as are hair-raising moments when the hazards, the incidents, near accidents, and tragic events inherent in exploring the limits of aeronautical technology and new airplane designs are described. This artfully narrated account breathes life into the extremely personal and human experiences that have, in some magical way, been shared at some level by so many, and provides more than a hint of what has made this aircraft manufacturer legendary.

    • ASIN: 0991364805
    • UPC: 884162545582

  • Higher: 100 Years of Boeing

    Over the course of a century, the Boeing Company has grown from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouse—producing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and wood—into the world's largest aerospace company. The thrilling story of the celebrated organization is one filled with ambition, ingenuity, and a passion to exceed expectations. In this lavishly illustrated book, published to coincide with Boeing's 100th anniversary, Pulitzer Prize–nominated author Russ Banham recounts the tale of a company and an industry like no other—one that has put men on the moon, defended the free world, and changed the way we live.

    • Brand: Chronicle Books
    • ASIN: 1452140537