Modern Commercial Aircraft
Van Nederveen, Gilles, Aerospace Power Journal
Modern Commercial Aircraft by Gunther Endres et al. Salamander Books Limited (http://www. combinedpublishing.com/1999salam.html), Combined Publishing, Inc., 476 West Elm Street, P. O. Box 307, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428, 1998, 216 pages, $35.00.
Modern Commercial Aircraft is a well-illustrated, easy-to-read survey of commercial aircraft, airline operations, and modern aircraft construction. It covers most major airliners in service today and lists future projects under development at Airbus and Boeing. The book also deals with the huge market of airfreight operations. The final chapter provides an overview of airlines and their fleets in 1998, a helpful reference in determining who has the most modern fleet in the business.
The cornerstone of any Salamander book, how ever, is the illustrations-both the pictures of aircraft types and the excellent cutaway drawings. Non-British readers will discover through detailed discussion and drawings how aircraft that land at the two London airports-Heathrow and Gatwick-- are stacked by air traffic control to ensure maximum usage of available airspace. …