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Shaking the Skies by Giovanni Bisignani

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PROLOGUE

The day that changed the world

There are two aviation-related events that we will never forget. We all remember where we were, who we were with and what was said.

The first occurred on 20 July 1969. When Neil Armstrong told Houston “The Eagle has landed”, we all held our breath, captivated by the courage, the technological genius, and the sheer scale of the achievement. Neil followed this with one of the most famous remarks in history—“one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”—and it seemed as if, as one, the entire world looked up at the sky and tried to see him taking that giant leap on behalf of us all, jumping down the ladder onto the surface of the moon.

On that day, we all dreamed about the power of flight to do good ...

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