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MacDONALD, Hugh. Aeroflot : Soviet Air Transport Since 1923. London : Putnam, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (16),1-323,(1). Illustrated with dozens of black and white photos to text. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This book tells in great detail the story of Soviet civil air transport and in particular the contribution of the Soviet airline Aeroflot. Aeroflot, although responsible for a much wider range of duties than airlines elsewhere, is without question the world's biggest carrier of air passengers andcargo -- its 1973 target was 87 million passengers and 2,100,000 tonnes of cargo to be carried over a route network of some 820,000 km. Its fleet run s into thousands and ranges from light single-engined aeroplanes and helicopters up to large three- and four-engined jet transports and some of the world's largest and heaviest helicopters. The Soviet Union has maintained strict secrecy over much of its air transport operations, but painstaking study of published facts, mostly in Soviet publications, does reveal much of this massive air transport undertaking, and the author has spent many years in making such a study. He has related the Soviet air transport effort to the country's vast terrain, its climate and its economy, and gives very detailed accounts of the operations of the various regional directorates of Aeroflot. He has compared the times taken by surface transport and air transport and provides information on Aeroflot's fare structure. This work is comprehensively illustrated with photographs, but of ever greater value are the more than 30 tables and numerous appendices which form the most detailed survey ever published on Soviet air transport working. The production of thisinvaluable reference material, together with its unique maps, is a signifi cant achievement, when it is remembered that the operations of Aeroflot areso vast that they could not be shown in a single time-table of manageable proportions and that a map showing all scheduled routes would probably require an area equal to the wall of a hangar." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Evolution of Soviet Civil Aviation; Framework of Civil Aviation; DomesticAir Transport; Aviation at the Service of the Soviet Economy; Airports and Commercial Activities; The Aeroflot Fleet. With appendices and an index. V ery good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00
Title: Aeroflot : Soviet Air Transport Since 1923. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Putnam, London, 1975, ISBN:0370001176:
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