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After 100 years of commercial air travel, have we flown too close to the sun?


On Aug 25 1919, staff of Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited (AT&T) loaded cargo of jam, Devonshire cream, newspapers and a brace of grouse onto a single-engine DH16 on the turf at Hounslow Heath Aerodrome. The lone passenger hopped aboard and the plane was ready for take-off. 100 years ago today, Lieutenant EH “Bill” Lawford piloted the first ever scheduled international passenger service into the bluebird skies of southern England, bound for Paris. 

Little did anyone involved in AT&T know that a century later it would feel as though air travel is coming to a head, as if…



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