How will civil air transports change in the 21st century? Initially, the aircraft won't look much different from those of today. But a revolution in navigation and communications is apt to dramatically change operations. And 20 years hence, 1,000-passenger flying wings and supersonic transports and aircraft that can deform their shapes may become common. To get a clearer picture of air transport in the next century, Aviation Week&Space Technology editors queried operators, ...

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