While flying is still considered a quintessentially modern way to travel, many airlines have now clocked up decades of history. And one is taking its heritage very seriously. It's just brought back into service the oldest aircraft in its fleet, a Junkers Ju-52, and is set to recommission a Lockheed L-1649A Starliner from 1957. Lufthansa has also been actively involved in the recovery of a 1970s Boeing 737 -- known as Landshut -- with an infamous past as the target for a hijacking.
We had the chance to meet recently with the team in charge of the Frigate Ecojet project, the private Russian initiative to develop a middle of the market commercial aircraft concept. This is not the first time we covered this interesting aircraft, whose most characteristic feature is its elliptic fuselage, so this was an opportunity to learn about the course of this programme. The most eye-catching, if superficial, novelty is, perhaps, the name change, from “Ecojet” to “Freejet”.
Air travel photos from the 1960s show smartly dressed, champagne-sipping passengers in spacious airliner cabins. Contrast that with today's cramped seats and overcrowded airports and it looks like our flying experiences are getting steadily worse. But is this based on reality? The aviation industry has been investing massively to prove nostalgic travelers wrong. Yes, aircraft may still look similar to those of the so-called golden years.
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