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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has a few small age spots, and 1 page has a 2 small very light brown stains (15mm in diameter & 3mm in diameter). There is age spotting to the inside of the front and back cover and to the first and last 2 pages. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 220x289mm.
Pages: 200
Publisher: Heinemann Reed
Publication date: 1990 first edition


Conquering Isolation
By Neil Rennie

The first 50 years of Air New Zealand

From the romantic excitement of the 'seat-of the-pants' Solents through the turboprops and pure jets to the state-of-the-art, computer-assisted wide- bodied jumbos, the company's history is told in the context of the political, commercial and technological factors that shaped it. Packed with colourful characters, amusing first-person anecdotes and historical insights, this is the first comprehensive history of Air New Zealand.

The story of how Air .New Zealand's staff and management met the challenges of building up a successful airline in the face of limited resources, market isolation, often unwelcome political intervention, economic recession, the oil crises and the anguish of the Erebus tragedy.

The main text is supported by features addressing specific aspects of the story - the activities of air and ground crew, the decisive role played by the air mail and cargo handling sectors, the development of the engineering, catering, reservations arid administration divisions - the whole sustained by a wealth of fine photographs, many gleaned from the airline's own archives and previously unpublished. Finally, while the extensive appendices make this a valuable reference for the specialist reader and aircraft buff.


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