The 5 most amazing aviation innovations

From improving performance at high altitudes to making flight safer for everyone, these aircraft innovations are all ingenious in their own ways...

Over the 130 or so years of aviation, innovative engineering and design has brought the phenomenon from strength to strength. It’s sobering to think that there were times early on where a flight could only last a matter of seconds, and now one single flight can take us from Britain to Australia. There’s no doubting that we wouldn’t be where we are today in terms of aviation without the invention of innovative forms of technology to drive the sector forwards. Here are five of our favourites...

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