Air Transport World

40 years: what a milestone.(Publishers Note 2004)(Air Transport World history)

ATW this month celebrates 40 years of continuous reporting on the global airline industry, making it the longest-running journal focused on the fascinating business of flying people and goods. It is a thrill to work in an industry so full of challenges, innovation and excitement that also justifiably can be considered the economic driver of the world's economy. We at ATW feel honored that so many airline industry leaders rely on this magazine not only to understand the dynamics of the industry but to use its information as the basis for decisions that affect so many.

To put 40 years of change into perspective, when ATW founder Joseph S. Murphy launched this magazine in May 1964, I was in the 6th grade and the Beatles were just being introduced to listeners around the world. …

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