Cover of: Airframe by Michael Crichton
Not in Library

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by Gene Tornatore
November 11, 2010 | History
An edition of Airframe (1996)

Airframe

New Ed edition
  • 3.76
  • 17 Ratings
  • 19 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 23 Have read

This edition was published in by Arrow Books Ltd

448 pages

In the early hours on Monday morning, TransPacific Airlines Flight 545, enroute from Hong Kong to Denver, experiences a horrifying event. Three people are killed and countless others are injured as their plane ascends and descends in a terrifying roller-coaster ride reportedly due to turbulence.

The plane’s manufacturer, Norton Aircraft dispatches an in-house Quality Assurance Vice President, Casey Singleton, to discern what exactly occurred—and most importantly, who is to blame.

Over the next five days, Casey must sift through literally thousands of systems to determine what went wrong. The task is complex enough, but the added stress of an as-yet-unsigned sales deal of this N-22 plane to the Chinese scheduled to happen by week’s end, intense media scrutiny, union difficulties and a saboteur all but make her task impossible.

Casey finally unravels the mystery of Flight 545 but needs physical proof to substantiate her theory. She decides to recreate the in-air event and take along a pushy reporter to help dispel any thoughts that the N-22 is unsafe.

Following the demonstration, which proves that it was pilot error, Casey keeps her job, the Chinese deal goes through and Norton Aircraft is saved. The most complex part of the aircraft—the wing—is also, unfortunately, part of the Chinese deal. This is the very thing the unions feared the most. The other key players in the unfolding drama do not fare so well—including the media.
(source)

See also:
Airframe. 1/2

Contained in:

Read more

Previews available in: Italian Spanish / español French / français English German / Deutsch

Edition Availability
Cover of: Punto Critico
Punto Critico
2018-07, Garzanti
Paperback in Italian - Nuova edizione
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe: A Novel
January 29, 2008, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Reissue edition
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
August 3, 2006, Arrow Books Ltd
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
August 29, 2006, RH Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
Cover of: Turbulences
Turbulences
October 2004, Distribooks
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
Cover of: Turbulences
Turbulences
October 2004, Distribooks
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
Cover of: Punto Critico
Punto Critico: (Airframe)
2003-06, Plaza & Janes
paperback in Spanish / español
Cover of: Airframe.
Airframe.
February 1, 2003, Goldmann
Paperback
Cover of: Turbulences
Turbulences
2001-10, Éd. de la Seine
Paperback in French / français
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
2001, Penguin Random House
in English
Cover of: Punto Critico
Punto Critico
October 2001, Emece Editores
Paperback in Spanish / español
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
2001, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
April 2000, Charnwood
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
Cover of: Turbulences (in FRENCH)
Turbulences (in FRENCH)
April 1999, Pocket (FR)
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
October 1999, Tandem Library
in English
Cover of: Airframe.
Airframe.
January 1, 1999, Goldmann
Paperback in German / Deutsch
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
March 1999, B E Trice Pub
Hardcover in English - Limited edition
Cover of: Turbulences
Turbulences
1998-02, France Loisirs
Hardcover in French / français
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
June 30, 1998, Random House Value Publishing
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997-11, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Ballantine Books Dometic Edition (8)
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997-11, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Ballantine Books Dometic Edition (1)
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe: A Novel
1997 November, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - first Ballantine Books Domestic Edition
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997-11, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books domestic edition (1)
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe: Roman
1997, Goldmann
Mass Market Paperback in German / Deutsch - Taschenbuchausg.
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997, Penguin Random House
in English
Cover of: Punto crítico
Punto crítico
1997, Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A.
Paperback
Cover of: Punto crítico
Punto crítico
1997, Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A.
Paperback
Cover of: Punto crítico
Punto crítico
1997, Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A.
Paperback
Cover of: Punto crítico
Punto crítico
1997, Emece
Paperback
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997, Blessing
in German / Deutsch - 1. Aufl.
Cover of: Turbulences
Turbulences
1997, Robert Laffont
Paperback in French / français
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997, BCA
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997, Arrow
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
September 28, 1997, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1997, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books domestic edition (2)
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
Nov 27, 1996, Brand: Random House Audio, Random House Audio
audio cd
Cover of: PUNTO CRITICO
PUNTO CRITICO
1996, Emece
Paperback
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1996, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - 1st Trade Edition
Cover of: Turbulences.
Turbulences.
1996, Pocket
in English
Cover of: Tu rbulences
Tu rbulences
1996, Robert Laffont
in French / français
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1996, Franklin Library
in English - 1st ed., signed 1st ed.
Cover of: Airframe.
Airframe.
1996, Publications (Holdings) Ltd.
in Chinese
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1996, Century
in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1996, Alfred A Knopf
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1996, Livre de Poche
in English
Cover of: Airframe.
Airframe.
1996, Publications (Holdings) Ltd.
in Chinese
Cover of: Airframe.
Airframe.
1996, Century
in English
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1996, Alfred A Knopf
Hardcover in English - 1st trade ed.
Cover of: Airframe
Airframe
1996, Random House Large Print
Paperback in English - 1st Large print ed.

Add another edition?

Airframe

First published in 1996



Work Description

In the early hours on Monday morning, TransPacific Airlines Flight 545, enroute from Hong Kong to Denver, experiences a horrifying event. Three people are killed and countless others are injured as their plane ascends and descends in a terrifying roller-coaster ride reportedly due to turbulence.

The plane’s manufacturer, Norton Aircraft dispatches an in-house Quality Assurance Vice President, Casey Singleton, to discern what exactly occurred—and most importantly, who is to blame.

Over the next five days, Casey must sift through literally thousands of systems to determine what went wrong. The task is complex enough, but the added stress of an as-yet-unsigned sales deal of this N-22 plane to the Chinese scheduled to happen by week’s end, intense media scrutiny, union difficulties and a saboteur all but make her task impossible.

Casey finally unravels the mystery of Flight 545 but needs physical proof to substantiate her theory. She decides to recreate the in-air event and take along a pushy reporter to help dispel any thoughts that the N-22 is unsafe.

Following the demonstration, which proves that it was pilot error, Casey keeps her job, the Chinese deal goes through and Norton Aircraft is saved. The most complex part of the aircraft—the wing—is also, unfortunately, part of the Chinese deal. This is the very thing the unions feared the most. The other key players in the unfolding drama do not fare so well—including the media.
(source)

See also:
Airframe. 1/2

Contained in:

Excerpts

Emily Jansen sighed in relief.
added by Lisa. "first sentence."

Links outside Open Library

Airframe

New Ed edition

This edition was published in by Arrow Books Ltd


The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
448
Dimensions
7 x 4.4 x 1.3 inches
Weight
8.8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9274082M
ISBN 10
0099556316
ISBN 13
9780099556312
Library Thing
2319
Goodreads
7667

Community Reviews (1)

Feedback?
Genres 1 Action 33% Sci-fi 33% Crime 33% Mood 1 Scientific 33% Tense 33% Suspenseful 33%

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
November 11, 2010 Edited by Gene Tornatore merge authors
August 12, 2010 Edited by IdentifierBot added LibraryThing ID
April 24, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Fixed duplicate goodreads IDs.
April 16, 2010 Edited by bgimpertBot Added goodreads ID.
April 30, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.