Those breathtaking years of the early 20th century saw ingenuity, dedication and a willingness to take risks by the Wright brothers, Louis Blériot, Tony Jannus and many others, leading to manned powered flight and ultimately the global commercial air transport system we have today. Fast forward to 2015, and there are many modern pioneers pushing to shape the future of commercial air transport so that it further extends global connectivity and improves the onboard experience, while ensuring long-term sustainability.
… it’s important that individual entrepreneurs and small companies are allowed to contribute their work and ingenuity alongside the projects of large companies, agencies and coalitions.
Getting aviation from here to the 22nd century will require the talents, resources and, frankly, the courage of many. Just as in the days of Orville and Wilbur.
Read the editorial in Air Transport World.