Story: Aviation

Aircraft used on the main trunk route

During the life of the National Airways Corporation, from 1947 to 1978, the aircraft used went from pre-war types to modern jets. This table shows the increase in speed, and in the number of passengers carried by successive NAC aircraft.

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Source: Peter Aimer

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Onward and upward: 1940s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006