Evolution of Airplanes

US History, Fisher Bissett

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Summary

Who: Wilbur & Orville Wright

What: Airplanes

When: 1903 to Present Day

Where: All around the world

Why: To get people to other places quickly besides boats and cars

Political Impact

- It made air forces and commercial airlines possible

- Changing War forever

Social Impact

- Access to destinations across the globe

- Alleviates poverty through tourism

- Increased tax revenues

Economic Impact

- Aviation's total global impact is $2.4 trillion including direct, indirect and the catalytic effects of tourism.

- Aviation transported approximately 3.1 billion passengers in 2013

- 52% of international tourists travel by air