2. TRANSITION TO JET NAVIGATION ON THE WORLD-WIDE ROUTES OF AIR FRANCE (INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE JET TRANSPORT NAVIGATION)

Jean Hardouin

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Abstract: For some years we have been thinking ahead and planning for the navigation of jet transprots, taking care in advance of everything we could think of, and now suddenly the jets are here. We fly jets to New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Central America, and on the true polar route to Tokyo, and soon we shall be flying them to South America, Central Africa, and Far East. We are quite pleased with the operation, but nevertheless we do not consider that we accomplished such a difficult and remarkable job. We tried to plan ahead, to becoem jet-minded, and when we ferried the first planes from the Boeing factory in Seattle to our home base in Paris these initial flights were carried out smoothly. I can not say we had no problems: we had soem, we have some now, and we shall have more in the future, but is was most satisfying to deal with them.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 7, Number 4
Pages: 170 - 173
Cite this article: Hardouin, Jean, "2. TRANSITION TO JET NAVIGATION ON THE WORLD-WIDE ROUTES OF AIR FRANCE (INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE JET TRANSPORT NAVIGATION)", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 1960-1961, pp. 170-173.
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