From Superliners to Airliners


Arnd Stroeh

History of American Technology (HIS 364)

Bryant College

Smithfield, Rhode Island

This web site deals with the changes in modes of transportation for overseas travel. In the period that followed the end of World War II airliners became increasingly more popular when traveling to overseas destinations such as Europe or Asia. This web site will try to explore the reasons for this fundamental shift by analyzing some travel data and the technological improvements in this arena during a timeframe reaching from 1945 to 1960.



Table of Contents

1.) Travel Data 1945-1960

2.) Major Airliners used for international travel during 1945-1960

3.) Major Superliners in service during 1945-1960

4.) The Blue Riband

5.) Conclusion

6.) Sources