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Kansas City Centennial...
George R Bauer
William H Gregory
Air Mail Assured by April 1, 1926
Article about air mail routes established at Richards Field to be flown by National Air Transport, Incorporated.
Air Transport Operations In Kansas City
The first regularly scheduled air transport operations began May 12, 1926. ''Yesterday marked the eighteenth anniversary of the beginning in Kansas City of regularly scheduled air transport operations....
Air Transport: Braniff to Increase Kansas City Flights in Major Route Shift
Map and article about the "major restructuring of its [Braniff Airlines'] route system with a planned expansion of its hub at Kansas City and a sharp reduction in service at hometown Dallas/Ft. Worth."...
Air Transport: Braniff Will Increase Nonstop Service from Kansas City Hub
Article about the expansion of the Kansas City hub of Braniff Airlines "with the introduction of service to six new points, boosting the number of nonstop destinations served to 19" out of Kansas City...
Air Transport: Eastern Cuts Size by 12% in Move to Erase Losses
Article about "the elimination of Eastern's [Eastern Air Lines] Kansas City hub and service to 11 cities in the Western U. S." as part of a "12% reduction in the overall size of the airline."
Air Transport: Kansas City Rebuilding after Braniff Bankruptcy
Article about the "rebuilding service" of Kansas City International Airlines in the wake of the bankruptcy and departure of Braniff Airlines in 1989.
Lists of aviation schools, airlines, and air mail times.
Airline Industry Has Grown Fast in Kansas City
History of major airlines serving Kansas City as businesses.
Airlines in the Kansas City Area
Folder contains photos, illustrations, maps, and information on airlines in the Kansas City area.
Aviation and the Changing West
General discussion of aviation development as it related to the western United States.
Aviation Facilities Suffer Flood Damage
July 23, 1951
Summary of effects of the flood on the most severely hit airlines.
Photos, illustrations, and information on the aviation industry in Greater Kansas City (and its impact on the local economy, etc.), including a 1996 report by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and...
Biography of Lou Holland (1878-1960), Advocate of Kansas City Aviation
City's Aviation Industry Is Finally Taking Wing
Photo and article about the boom in carriers and general aviation in Kansas City.
Photos and information on the service of Continental Airlines in the Kansas City area.
Curtiss Flying Service Get Under Way
May 28, 1929
Article about Curtiss Flying Service, the new private airline service.
Deal Is a Liftoff for KC
April 1, 2008
Discussion of the proposed construction of a $375-million aircraft assembly plant with possible 2,100 well-paying jobs by Bombardier Aerospace. Bombardier is a Montreal, Canada, based company. The decision...
Eastern's Flight from Kansas City Could Help Braniff Take Off
Photo (of Braniff chief executive officer William McGee) and article about the "major expansion" of Braniff Airlines at "its Kansas City hub on July 25, just as Eastern Air Lines Inc. virtually closed...
Four Generations, All Fit to Fly
January 27, 2013
Article announces that the TWA Museum has begun an oral history project aimed at documenting the experiences of former Trans World Airlines employees. Jim Stanton, a former pilot, is interviewed and describes...
Getting from Here to There
Photos and article about the $600 million renovation of Kansas City International Airport in 2000, "launched to upgrade the three terminals and the Trans World Airlines/Kansas City Missouri Overhaul Base,"...
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