Future Flight: The Next Generation of Aircraft Technology
McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 1, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 194 pages
So much has changed in the world of aviation in just the past few years. If you're interested in the future of aviation, this new edition of Future Flight: The Next Generation of Aircraft Technology is must reading. In this extensively updated volume, authors Bill Siuru and John D. Busick tackle changes in the world of aviation brought on by the end of the Cold War and rapid technological advances. Inside, you'll find the very latest information on aerodynamics, propulsion systems, avionics, materials, artificial intelligence and manufacturing techniques. Illustrated with plenty of photographs and drawings, this book is essential for anyone who writes researches or lectures on the modern state of aviation technology. This makes a fascinating read, even if you don't have a technical background.
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