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Airways Magazine February 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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1 min.
airways

ENRIQUE PERRELLA PUBLISHER & EDITOR IN CHIEF ROBERTO LEIRO EXECUTIVE EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR & SR PARTNER CHRIS SLOAN MANAGING DIRECTOR JOSE A PERRELLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMADEO PERRELLA CIRCULATIONS DIRECTOR GIULIANA PERRELLA BOOKKEEPING LEO FELIU • FELIU BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATION CONTALFA SC SENIOR EDITOR WILLIAM EVANS HISTORY EDITOR DAVID H STRINGER SENIOR COPY EDITOR HOWARD GOODMAN SENIOR PROOF READER SANDY WALKER ART DIRECTOR MARIANA QUINTERO ONLINE COPY EDITOR HELWING VILLAMIZAR EUROPE CORRESPONDENT JAMES FIELD LOGISTICS MANAGER CODY DIAMOND CIRCULATIONS MANAGER ALBA UZCATEGUI ADVERTISING SALES ADVERTISING@AIRWAYSMAG.COM PRINTING FRY COMMUNICATIONS • USA DISTRIBUTION CURTIS CIRCULATION COMPANY • USA CONTRIBUTING EDITORS ANDREAS SPAETH, ANDREAS ROHDE, BRADLEY SUNSHINE, BEN WANG, BILL HOUGH, JAIME ESCOBAR CORRADINE, JAMIE BALDWIN, JEFF KRIENDLER, JON PROCTOR, KEN DONOHUE, RAMSEY QUBEIN, VINAY BHASKARA, BENJAMIN BEARUP COLUMNISTS ALAN CARTER, CLAYTON TAYLOR, CHRIS MANNO, ERIC AUXIER, MARK L BERRY, JAMES ALBRIGHT, JOHN MARSHALL, NUALA GALBARI STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS ANDREW CLINE, BASTIAAN HART, BERNIE LEIGHTON, BRANDON…

5 min.
north america

1 UNITED AIRLINES BOEING 787-10 DREAMLINER N12010 (MSN 40926 · LN 948) The first United Airlines (UA) Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in the carrier’s new livery is seen here taking off from Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, in Texas, where it was painted. United is arranging its 787-10s in three classes: 44 Polaris Business Class suites, 21 Premium Economy, and 253 Economy seats. 2 HARBOUR AIR DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 BEAVER C-FJOS (MSN 1030) Harbour Air (H3) and electric motor manufacturer magniX have carried out the world’s first flight of an all-electric commercial aircraft. The ePlane, a converted DHC-2 Beaver, took off from Fraser River on the morning of December 10, 2019. H3 expects that the certification process will take two years, and plans to eventually launch passenger flights with Beavers powered by the Magni500—an electric propulsion system…

3 min.
delta offers a glimpse into the future of traveling

THE 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured an unusual exhibitor: Delta Air Lines. In a keynote speech, the Atlanta-based carrier explained how it planned to improve the on-ground passenger experience through technology. One of Delta’s most ambitious goals is to offer free Wi-Fi to its customers within the next two years; if successful, this would be a remarkable feat, considering that most inflight internet connectivity is currently both slow and costly. “We’re committed to getting to free Wi-Fi—but it has to be Wi-Fi that meets consumer expectations: high-quality content, high-quality bandwidth, and speed,” CEO Ed Bastian said in a recent interview on CNBC. At CES, Bastian emphasized that Delta was developing ways to “de-stress consumers as they’re traveling”. One such development is the ‘Parallel Reality’ project. A collaboration with…

14 min.
low-cost battle brewing in canada

THESE REASONS make air travel a necessity for many in Canada. However, the relatively small size of the market has challenged many local airlines. With a population of around 37.5 million in 2019, Canada has fewer people than the US state of California (40 million). Historically, Canada’s aviation sector has been dominated by dueling duopolies. For decades, Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) and Canadian Pacific (later becoming Canadian Airlines) were the country’s primary carriers, both serving vast domestic and international route networks. In 1997, WestJet (WS) entered the market as Canada’s first low-cost carrier. However, after Air Canada (AC) acquired Canadian Airlines in 2001, WestJet drifted away from its low-cost roots to morph into a full-service carrier, filling the void left by Canadian to compete head-to-head with Air Canada. This persisting…

12 min.
amilcar cabral

“We have to think out of the box, be creative to increase our capacity without spending millions.” IN THE DEPARTURE concourse at Sal Amilcar Cabral Airport (SID) in Cabo Verde, an archipelago situated in the Atlantic Ocean some 600 miles south of the Canary Islands and 400 miles off the coast of Senegal, the airport’s COO Nuno Santos was explaining to Airways how to get two additional boarding gates without adding a new section to the existing building. Santos spent 20 years working in various positions at Aeroportos e Segurança Aérea (ASA), the state-owned company that runs all of Cabo Verde’s airports: Sal, Praia (RAI), Boa Vista (BVC), Sao Vicente (VXE), Fogo (SFL), Sao Nicolau (SNE), and Maio (MMO). Founded in 1984, ASA is now facing challenges that exceed its limited funding and…

9 min.
air canada inaugurates first a220-300 in montréal

THE CANADIAN flag carrier unveiled the new single-aisle jet to the public before its entry into service, which took place on January 16 on the busy Montréal-Calgary route. Air Canada took delivery of its first A220-300 on December 20, 2019. The airline then tested the jet across its domestic network, getting its crew familiarized and ready. This first Air Canada A220-300 is part of a 45-plane order placed in 2016. Currently, in North America, only Delta Air Lines operates the A220’s smaller variant, the A220-100, on a number of routes across the United States. Air Canada will be the only airline operating the A220-300 until Delta takes delivery of its first unit later in the year. LOOKING BACK: AIR CANADA EXTENDS A LIFELINE TO BOMBARDIER In February 2016, Bombardier and Air Canada announced…