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Airways Magazine December 2019

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Airways is the world's leading Commercial Aviation magazine, offering insider knowledge, international outlook, industry analysis, historic features, and stunning aviation photography. Airways is published monthly since 1994.

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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s briefing

The last issue of this editorial year is finally here! In the blink of an eye, Airways turned 25 years old in March and, quite soon, the 26th anniversary celebrations will arrive. You may have noticed we changed a few things in 2019, including two special edition issues that commemorated Continental Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and the re-launch of our Airways Podcast, released every two weeks. Also, our Assistant Editor, Roberto Leiro, took the reins of each month’s editorial lineup together with Mariana Quintero, our beloved Art Director. Both of them have worked tirelessly to produce each issue with passion and dedication, for which I will be forever grateful. For next year’s calendar, we also have some special surprises that I am quite certain you are going to…

1 min.

Hello, Airways, Your choice of cover photos over the years has always been excellent. However, the cover of your September/October issue missed the mark. The other choice would have been much better, as it would have been a better fit for the article on the first 50 years. The photo of the Douglas DC-7 was great, and far better than the Boeing 747 picture you chose. Barrie R Brock Dorval, Quebec Dear Airways, I have just returned from a round trip with Delta Air Lines from Bradley International Airport to Minneapolis via Atlanta when I found your August 2019 issue in my mailbox. The Editor’s Briefing and the Industry Expert column reminded me of how much we have been taking for granted. I had been pleased that my assigned aircraft for this trip had included the Boeing 737-900,…

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on the cover

The mighty Boeing 747 is the central subject of this month’s cover. To commemorate its centenary, British Airways went retro with four special schemes, being the iconic BOAC one of them. PHOTO BRITISH AIRWAYS SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 1,210 likes A former WOW Air executive has announced that he plans to relaunch the Icelandic low-cost carrier as PLAY, in 2020.‬ ‪ Read more at airwaysmag.com Tell us, did we make the right choice? Which cover would you have picked? Share your thoughts and have your opinion featured in an upcoming Mailbag.…

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north america

1 UNITED AIRLINES BOEING 757-224(WL) N14106 (MSN 27296 · LN 637) United Airlines (UA) has rolled out its second ‘Her Art Here’-decorated Boeing 757-200, a first-of-its-kind project to bring attention to underrepresented women artists. The design by artist Tsungwei Moo is a tribute to the Golden State, where UA operates two major hubs—Los Angeles and San Francisco. 2 AMERICAN AIRLINES AIRBUS A321-231(WL) N162AA (MSN 6621) As a part of an American Airlines (AA) partnership with the charitable program Stand Up to Cancer, the carrier has wrapped one of its Airbus A321s with 22,627 names of people affected by cancer. The funds will be donated to the charities’ research programs. 3 THE BOEING COMPANY BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER N1015B (MSN 60327 · LN 891) Boeing has applied a colorful purple-pink livery to honor the Employees Community Fund of Boeing (ECF), which pools employees’…

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4 CUBANA ATR72-600 F-WWEI (CU-T1721) (MSN 1525) As of press time, Cubana (CU) and ATR were readying to deliver two ATR72-600s intended to replace ATR72-500s leased from Solenta Aviation. This is Cubana’s first acquisition of Western-built aircraft in over 17 years. The most previous one, in 2002, was for four ATR72-200s for CU’s subsidiary Aerogaviota (KG). 5 JETSMART AIRBUS A320-271(N) CC-AWJ (MSN 9194) Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier JetSmart (JA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, leased through Japan’s SMBC Aviation Capital. The airline is set to receive another four jetliners, all to be leased from SMBC, between November 2019 and March 2020. 6 LATAM BRASIL BOEING 777-32W(ER) PT-MUA (MSN 37664 · LN 727) LATAM Brasil (JJ) has unveiled its special stunning Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge-inspired Boeing 777-300ER, bedecked with the movies’ First Order soldier. Galaxy’s Edge is a new entertainment…

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7 TURKISH AIRLINES AIRBUS A321-231(WL) TC-JTE (MSN 6869) Turkish Airlines (TK) has applied promotional stickers to one of its Airbus A321s to highlight the carrier’s 30th anniversary of its frequent flying program, Miles&Smiles. The design adorns the aft section of the fuselage in both sides, with a large ‘&’ and the membership card of the program. 8 TURKISH AIRLINES AIRBUS A321-231(WL) TC-JTR (MSN 7518) Turkish Airlines (TK) has applied special titles to some its Airbus A321s to advertise Teknofest, a festival of aviation, aerospace, and technology, to draw attention to technologies produced in Turkey. 9 SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES AIRBUS A350-941 F-WZHJ (SE-RSA) (MSN 358) Sporting the new SAS livery, the first of eight Airbus A350s for Scandinavian Airlines (SK) has emerged from the Airbus production lines in Toulouse. The jetliner was set to enter service on January 28, 2020 on the Copenhagen-Chicago…