Discover the excitement of flying as we reveal the most remarkable aircraft ever built and the aeronautical advancements that shaped flying history in Flying Through Time. Marvel at historic airships, be wowed by war planes and delight at luxury jetliners. A History Of Commerical Aviation And Airbus Industry Over the years, airlines and manufactures have sought to make flight available to the masses and seat sizing and space per passenger were continually squeezed to make international travel affordable. In the short history of overseas air travel, there are perhaps only four or five planes that were built that could be considered to have made a quantum leap in the expansion of intercontinental flight. Today a European company is building an aircraft that will, like yesteryear, offer the passenger space and comfort, the AirBus.