Key Airliner Technology Leaps

Credit: Airbus
Cantilever Monoplanes Part of the DNA of the modern airliner can be found in the Junkers F.13, a four-passenger, low-wing cantilever monoplane that was clad in corrugated metal skin. First flown in 1919, the Hugo Junkers-designed aircraft was an instant step change from its wood-and-fabric biplane...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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