Commercial Air Transport Technology Stepping StonesGuy Norris
The speed, range, safety and altitude capability of airliners improved dramatically over the past century, thanks to a series of key technology breakthroughs in structures, aerodynamics, propulsion and systems. These advances accelerated the airline industry on the course toward the global economic engine that it is today. Though by no means meant to be comprehensive, we list some of the most significant as part of a series of special Centennial editions to mark the 100th anniversary of Aviation Week & Space Technology:
This gallery was originally published on October 23, 2015.