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History of aviation: 1980 to 1970

Air Europa hace un repaso por la historia de la aviación

Yesterday, we were talking about the beginnings of the civil aviation. The first men intents to conquer the sky. Today the Air Europa blog continues its itinerary through the history of aviation.

After the Wright brother and Dumont built their planes and flew, many others follow those proposing different solutions for practicable aircrafts. It was a peak moment for the civil aviation.

The first so called airplane was built by Clément Ader in 1890. The aircraft was named Éole. It manage to flight along 165 feet. After this first aircraft Ader built another two planes called Avión II and Avión III, in 1892 and 1897 respectively.

In 1916, Hugo Junkers developed the first high-powered monoplanes made of aluminum. The Junkers J1 also known as the “Donkey Tin” was a great succeed for the civil aviation. Since that moment on, aircrafts fuselages will be built trying different metal alloys.

The first commercial flight started in 1911. They were operated only in the United States. In 1919 was first European commercial route started. Also in 1919 the first transatlantic flight happened. It took off in Canada and landed in Ireland, doing several stop overs along the way.  Eight years later Charles Lindbergh did his non-stops transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh became rich man, after winning the 25,000 prize promise to first man accomplishing a non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Since that moment on, it was clear that airplanes will become a great business.

It was not long before aircraft were a reality that they were shooting at each other. Carrying a heavy gun and shooting while in the air were two matters to solve along WWI. In 1914 Roland Garros solve it, attacheding a fixed machine gun to the front of his plane. From now on Aviators were styled as modern knights.

Civil aviation also progress, including and improving the communication and navigation systems on the 30’s. Also, flying became a regular activity, especially when American Airlines put bunk beds on its long distance planes.

Aircraft and planes get better and better after WWII. Airscrew planes disappeared and jet aircraft became a reality. In 1952, De Havilland Comet fly on an incredible speed of 850 km/h as a result of many technological innovations, like a pressurized cabin. At the same moment, Boeing was already developing its Boing 707.

In the 60’s and 70’s the civil aviation became a huge business, especially as a result of the Jumbo and Airbus A300 constructions.

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