5.2 - Postwar Commercial Aviation - Spencer Doyle Mr Scott...

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Spencer Doyle Mr. Scott HIST 130 July 19, 2016 5.2 - Postwar Commercial Aviation Scheduled air transport came of age in the decade after World War II. Using the textbook and doing some independent research, explain why airlines became an economical form of transport during this period. o Simply put, air transport became an economical form of travel due to competition and innovation. If you look back at the DC-4, which made its first flight in 1942 under its other name the C-54 military aircraft, this platform would go on to set- up many years of competition and innovation. In 1947 the DC-4 received its first

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