THE transport swung past Centaurus on the last leg of her long journey to Sol. There was no flash, no roar as she swept across the darkness of space. As silent as a ghost, as quiet as a puff of moonlight she moved, riding the gravitational fields that spread like tangled, invisible spider webs between the
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Whenever a desired result is achieved by the cooperation of many independent persons,
its existence as a fact is a pure consequence of the precursive faith in one another of
those immediately concerned. A government, an army, a commercial system, a ship,
a college, an athletic team, all exist on this condition, without which not only is nothing
achieved, but nothing is even attempted.
Copenhagen Airport is more than just an efficient traffic hub - much
more. It is also Denmark’s window to the world. For this reason,
Copenhagen Airports A/S wants to display the very best Denmark
and the rest of Scandinavia has to offer in the fields of architecture,
design and fine art. With its beautiful surroundings and richness in
experiences for the passenger, the airport removes some of the
tedious waiting time inherent in travelling and serves as a stunning
business card for Denmark....
The launch had returned the passengers to the steamer at 11:30; the captain was on the bridge; prompt to the minute at the call "Hoist away" the signal went below and the Yamaguchi's whistle filled the harbor and over-flowed the hills. The cable wound in, and at twelve, noon, we were leaving Nagasaki, now a city of 153,000 and the western doorway of a nation of fifty-one millions of people but of little importance before the sixteenth century when it became the chief mart of Portuguese trade. We were to pass the Koreans on our right and enter the...
Evan Winford leaned wearily against the controls of the little space sphere, and stared out of the window at the planet, Mercury, which lay a million miles sunward. Fail now? He gritted his teeth. No! He would wrench victory from Fate after all, even though at this moment mine guards must be searching the nearby mountains, for him and his companions, and a warning was being broadcast to all the planets and space ships to watch the little prison tender ship, the one that was used to transfer prisoners from liners out in space to Mercury and its Interplanetary Council...
The Celestia, gliding through space toward Titan, major satellite of Saturn, faltered in her course. Her passengers, mostly mining engineers and their wives, stockholders, and a sprinkling of visitors, were aware of a cessation of the heavens' apparent gyrations, due to the halting of the ship's rotation on its axis.
Towards the end of November, during a thaw, at nine o’clock one morning, a train on the Warsaw and Petersburg railway was approaching the latter city at full speed. The morning was so damp and misty that it was only with great difficulty that the day succeeded in breaking; and it was impossible to distinguish anything more than a few yards away from the carriage windows. Some of the passengers by this particular train were returning from abroad; but the third-class carriages were the best filled, chiefly with insignificant persons of various occupations and degrees, picked up at the...
On the morning of March 10th we took passage on the Nanning for Wuchow, in Kwangsi province, a journey of 220 miles up the West river, or Sikiang. The Nanning is one of two English steamers making regular trips between the two places, and it was the sister boat which in the summer of 1906 was attacked by pirates on one of her trips and all of the officers and first class passengers killed while at dinner. The cause of this attack, it is said, or the excuse for it, was threatened famine resulting from destructive floods which had...
A metallic voice rasped over the loud-speakers and echoed through
the lofty marble and aluminum concourse of the New Chicago Monorail
Terminal. "Atom City express on Track Seven! Space Academy first stop!
Passengers for Space Academy will please take seats in the first six cars!"
As the crowd of people waiting in the concourse surged through the
gate leading to Track Seven, three boys in the royal-blue uniforms of the
Space Cadet Corps slowly picked up their plastic space bags and joined
the mass of travelers.
"Jeff Blake!" Holly O'Toole's knotted hand reached out and grasped the
right hand of the passenger descending from the rocket transport. "This
is a hell of a night to come home, when a man's been away as long as you
Jeff Blake laughed, and swung down to his side to stand on the windand
rain-swept dock. He towered above O'Toole, lanky and smooth
skinned. His face was tanned a deep brown from space travel and little
wrinkles curled out from the corners of his mouth. Wrinkles that indicated
a willing smile. There was a cheerful warmth of sincerity in his
“Designing the quality management model of passenger transport service (QMMPT) by railway in Vietnam” is studying to provide solutions development QM system, meeting urgent needs for the innovation of management system for railway transport (RT) in Vietnam.
Up to the early 1960s, passenger traffic through even the world’s largest airport was so small. There are economies of scale on the use of fixed equipment such as baggage systems and check-in decks and with movable apron equipment. Similar economies are found with airport authority, airline, and airport tenants’staff requirements.
I was prepared to dislike Max Kelada even before I knew him. The war had just finished and the
passenger traffic in the ocean-going liners was heavy. Accommodation was very hard to get and you
had to put up
Tourism is big business and getting bigger. In the 20 years from1980 to 2000
global tourism receipts increased at an annual rate of nearly 8 per cent,
much faster than the rate of world economic growth of around 3 per cent.
In 2000, income from tourism combined with passenger transport totaled
more than $575 billion, making this sector the world number one export
earner, ahead of automotive production, chemicals, petroleum and food
(UNEP web site1).
The passengers moved abaft of the ship so as to escape the fire in the front of the ship. abandon (v.; n) to leave behind; to give something up; freedom; enthusiasm; impetuosity After failing for several years, he abandoned his dream of starting a grocery business.
This book is titled ‘Airport design and operation’. However, the reader will not find chapters
devoted exclusively to airport design or airport operation. Airport design and airport operation are
closely related and influence each other. A poor design affects the airport operation and results in
increasing costs. On the other hand it is difficult to design the airport infrastructure without sound
knowledge of the airport operation. This is emphasized throughout the book.
When the fi rst edition of this book was published in 2001, the airport
industry had received relatively little attention in the published literature
and had been very much overshadowed by the airline sector.
Hence this was the motivation for writing the book. Shortly after the
publication, the airport sector had to cope with the unparalleled consequences
of the events of 9/11, the Iraq War, the outbreak of SARS
and the continuing threat of terrorism.
In the preface to the fourth edition of this text, the late Dr. Francis
McKelvey remarked that the technological and legislative developments
related to the air transportation industry in the 1980s
and early 1990s were of such significance that an updating of the book
was needed. The fourth edition, published in 1994, enhanced previous
editions, the first of which was published in 1962.
am sincerely appreciative of the many public and private institutions that
have provided resource material from which I was able to shape this text. In
this regard, I am particularly indebted to the Federal Aviation Administration
for their numerous publications.
Faculty and students at University Aviation Association institutions who have
reviewed material in the previous four editions have significantly shaped this
book. To them I owe a special thanks because they represent the true constituency
of any textbook author....