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By Macarthur Job

Jet go back and forth shrank the area. Planes may fly swifter, extra and at better altitude; commencing the door to overseas vacation trips to the hundreds. yet, it got here at a value. within the early days this new complicated period of aviation confronted a number of unexpected difficulties, leading to catastrophic injuries and unavoidably the lack of human lives.

From the 1st jetliner, the ill-fated Comet, to an awful Boeing 747 mid-air collision at Tenerife, award-winning Macarthur task – one of many world’s greatest aviation writers, and himself a pilot - tells the tales and unpicks the motives of eighteen fateful air disasters.
Based on coincidence experiences and huge examine he unearths how those calamities resulted in the advance of the most secure and most useful type of shipping within the world.

Illustrated with images and technical drawings via aviation artist Matthew Tesch, 'Air catastrophe 2: The Jet Age' covers the interval among 1952 and 1977.

Other books within the series:
Air catastrophe 1: The Propeller Era
Air catastrophe three: Terror within the Sky

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The basis of the Kenyan economy is agriculture, contributing to over a quarter of GDP and employing over four-fifths of the workforce. Tourism is the dominant industry in Kenya’s service sector, accounting for almost 50 per cent of GDP from services. Following a decline in the world prices of tea and coffee, tourism has become the primary gross foreign exchange earner, before ‘leakage’ out of the economy is taken into account. Although there has been limited exploration of Kenya’s oil potential, the country currently has no oil industry of its own.

The size of the negative figure shows the extent to which this is the case. Demand for short-haul flights has a higher negative index than demand for long-haul. In other words, applying an identical percentage increase to short-haul and long-haul tickets will reduce short-haul travel more than it will reduce long-haul trips. One reason for this is that the longer the distance travelled the less viable or desirable it is to substitute other modes of transport for flying. Price increases will also dampen demand from leisure travellers more than they will affect business trips.

22 Penner J, Lister D, Griggs D, Dokken D and McFarland M (1999) Aviation and the global atmosphere: A special report of intergovernmental panel on climate change working groups I and III Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 23 Ibid. 24 See note 3. 25 Figures are only available for UNFCCC Annex-1 countries. China and India are also in the ten largest economies in the world, but it is fair to say that China and India’s aviation emissions as a share of their contribution to climate change are well below that of most rich countries.

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