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Detroit’s Dream of Aircraft Production

Detroit’s Dream of Aircraft Production

Modern mass production methods were first introduced by the automobile industry, but when aviation industries tried to implement them, the ride was not a particularly smooth one. Drilling the wing of a B-24 bomber at Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, ...

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Jet Engine Development in Germany

Jet Engine Development in Germany

Revolutionary technology takes time to mature. Sometimes there are breakthroughs that enable accelerated maturing processes, but maturing still needs time. Pumping unrestricted investments into immature technological R&D can certainly improve the pace of progress, but cannot guarantee the solution of ...

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Genesis of the Jet Age

Genesis of the Jet Age

Jet engine technology was one of those historical technological breakthroughs that happened in several places at the same time. The most important research and development work was carried out in England and Germany. This column will try and take a ...

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