EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
D'Erlanger, Sir Gerard
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The way in which air transportation has developed and how it is affecting all our lives, particularly in the Commonwealth and the free world. Some examples. How air transportation is helping to revolutionize communications and understanding and therefore peace, among nations and people. Being on the threshold of the air age. The advent of the jet age and how that will stimulate air travel. The agreement between B.O.A.C. and Trans Canada Airlines. Air service linking Toronto with the U.K. Service that strengthens the bond of friendship between nations. A brief look at the history of aviation. War as a great impetus to the aircraft industry. The effects of air transport on world affairs as it opens up new opportunities for people to meet and communicate within a reasonable amount of time. The safety of air travel. Civil aviation as an integral part of modern life. Air transport supporting prosperity supporting air transport. The main hold-up to the extension of air travel. The quest for greater mechanisation to speed cargo handling and loading. Britain's active study of the problems of supersonic travel. Canadian interest in the aviation industry. Activity and support at The Canadian National Research Council in Ottawa, the Institute of Aerophysics at the University of Toronto, and The Canadian Defence Research Board. Some milestones, and marks for the future.