Much has been written lately about aviation and space history, including the 50th anniversary of the first flights of the Concorde and Boeing 747 and Airbus’ founding. And more is coming, with the anniversaries of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in July and Embraer’s founding in August. Another historical milestone is worth looking at as well: July 13, 2008. It might not have the same magnitude as the others, but it is pretty important. On the eve of the Farnborough Airshow, ...


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