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Airways Magazine

Airways Magazine January 2020

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Airways International Inc.
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s briefing

The twenty-twenty year mark has finally arrived on our calendars. This New Year means another click on the odometer of our planes, lives, chapters; you name it. Some aircraft have lots of miles and cycles left; others are up for an overhaul. And some others, like my beloved Boeing 747-400s, are due to head to the scrapyards. The inevitability of time and experience. I once read an article in the Sacramento Bee in which the author wrote that “Time is fungible, relative and inexorable.” And I believe this statement could not be more accurate. Back in 2014, when my team took over the reins of Airways, we were a new group of aviation enthusiasts who needed to carry on with the beautiful work that a magazine veteran like John Wegg had produced…

1 min.
on the cover

ON THE COVER The British Invasion in the USA was not only about music. About a decade before the arrival of the Beatles in New York onboard a Pan Am Boeing 707, the Vickers Viscount started to fly in the United States with Capital Airlines, proving to be a reliable regional workhorse. PHOTO ROBERTO LEIRO COLLECTION SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 1,412 likes United Airlines celebrated its 60th anniversary of operations at Miami International Airport (MIA). The airline launched flights to South Florida’s main gateway in 1959. PHOTO: JetPix 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.…

1 min.
north america

1 AMAZON AIR (ATLAS AIR) 767-36N(ER)(BDSF) N1049A (MSN 30109 · LN 767) Prime Video’s Jack Ryan appears on an Amazon Air cargo plane, a Boeing 767 wet-leased from Atlas Air (5Y). The decal promotes the streaming service’s American spy thriller, now in its second season. 2 AIR CANADA AIRBUS A220-300 C-GROV (MSN 55067) The first of 45 Airbus A220-300s to be delivered to Air Canada (AC) takes off on its first test flight on December 11. At press time, the airline was expecting the first delivery by late December 2019, with passenger flights to begin in January 2020. AC will become the second North American operator of the Airbus A220 after Delta (DL). 3 ALASKA AIRLINES BOEING 737-990(ER)(WL) N287AK (MSN 36359 · LN 6913) For the holiday season, Alaska Airlines (AS) applied snowflake decals to a Boeing 737-900ER. The pattern of…

1 min.
americas

4 AIR CARAÏBES AIRBUS A350-1041 F-WLXV (F-HMIL) (MSN 65) Air Caraïbes (TX) has taken delivery of its first A350-1000, making it the first French operator of the type. The airline plans to operate the type alongside its three A350-900s and six A330s on routes from Paris to the French Caribbean. The plane’s 429 seats are laid out in three classes (24 Business, 45 Premium Economy and 360 Economy seats). 5 AZUL LINHAS AEREAS AIRBUS A330-941 F-WWYF (PR-ANW) (MSN 1934) The third of five Airbus A330neos on order for Brazilian carrier Azul (AD) emerges from the production line in Toulouse (TLS). The three-class cabin has 34 Business, 96 Premium Economy, and 168 Economy Class seats. 6 VOLARIS AIRBUS A320-271N F-WWBP (N544VL) (MSN 9343) Volaris (Y4) has taken delivery of its 17th A320neo on order. Back in 2012, the low-cost carrier placed the…

2 min.
europe

7 AIR CORSICA AIRBUS A320-252N F-WWDD (F-HXKJ) (MSN 9392) Air Corsica (XK) has taken delivery of the first of two Airbus A320neos on lease from Japan’s ICBC Leasing. With this delivery, the airline becomes the first French A320neo operator. XK selected the CFM International LEAP-1A engines as the powerplant and configured the passenger cabin in a single-class layout, seating 186 passengers. 8 BINTER EMBRAER E195-E2 PR-EHB (EC-NEZ) (MSN 19020023) Spain’s Binter (NT) has brought its first E195-E2 into its fleet. The airline is the first European customer to receive the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2. NT has selected a single-class cabin configuration with 132 seats. The new plane will be deployed across the carrier’s network of eight cities in the Canary Islands, nine in Africa, and two in Portugal. 9 AER LINGUS AIRBUS A330-302 F-WWCR (EI-EIM)…

2 min.
asia, africa & oceania

13 ETIHAD BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER A6-BND (MSN 42373 · LN 910) Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways (EY) has rolled out a stunning special livery on a Boeing 787-9, marking its ongoing partnership with the UK’s Manchester City football club. The jetliner is scheduled to operate not just to Manchester (MAN)—which EY serves 14 times weekly—but also to other destinations in Europe, Asia, and China. 14 SILK AIR BOEING 737 MAX 8 N5573P (9V-MBM) (MSN 44257 · LN 7815) What appears to be the last 737 MAX 8 in Silk Air (MI) livery returns to Boeing Field (BFI) from Spokane (GEG), where it was painted. In May, Singapore Airlines (SQ) announced that MI and Tigerair would be merged into Scoot (TR) and SQ as part of a major reorganization. 15 GARUDA INDONESIA AIRBUS A330-941 PK-GHE (MSN 1947) Garuda Indonesia (GA) has received the…