Collaboratively written by eleven experts with extensive experience in the field of commercial aviation, The World of Civil Aerospace is a unique book that defines its own category.
Covering the beginnings of commercial aviation, aircraft design and certification, manufacturing and testing, airline operation, maintenance and safety, among other topics, The World of Civil Aerospace shows the reader the fundamental (yet almost invisible) aspects of how the planes and airports we use every day actually function.
The title, edited by Prof. Ian Jennions, from Cranfield University in the UK, came about from the desire to share the inner workings of what it takes to create, test, approve, certify and launch a new aircraft. Not mention how to maintain it and make the user experience of flying it positive.
With the commercial aviation industry expected to continue to grow for decades to come, the challenges of keeping aircraft in the air safely, reliably and economically are enormous.
Thousands of engineers, support personnel, maintainers and crews go to work every day with one goal in mind: to make sure air travel happens as it should. And this is no trivial task.
The World of Civil Aerospace brings to light the incredible global network of coordinated tasks and skills needed to make it happen.
Author: Ian K. Jennions
Publisher: SAE International
Specs: Published by SAE International with a Product Code of R-468, ISBN of 978-0-7680-9347-6, and 214 pages in a hardbound binding.