Part of the book: Strategies for Tourism Industry
This chapter is a brief description of aircraft designer Robert Bartini and his role in the development of the military, passenger, and transport aviation. Robert Bartini was educated in Austria-Hungary and Italy, and graduated from Milan Polytechnic Institute. In 1923, he fled Italy to escape Fascism and emigrated in the Soviet Union. After the First World War, the young Soviet Union (USSR) desperately needed new engineers and scientists who would provide the new country with development of modern industry and transportation. At that time, Western European countries had knowledge and experiences, especially in the field of aviation. In addition, the chapter presents Bartini’s vision of the sustainable intercontinental and continental high-speed transport, which was the focus in the last years of his work and creation. The term “red wings” in the title of the article is related to his work in the “red” Soviet Union. In Russia, Robert Bartini is very popular as a researcher and developer. There are many books about him in Russian and Italian language, but not in English. Thus, his work is still quite unknown in the West. He was born in Kanjiza (today Serbia) in 1897 and spent his youth in Fiume (Rijeka, today Croatia).
Part of the book: Environmental Impact of Aviation and Sustainable Solutions