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Airways Magazine

Airways Magazine June 2019

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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United States
Airways International Inc.
10 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor’s briefing

40 YEARS ago, air travel changed forever—at least for the first time. Two hundred and seventy-three people were killed following a horrific accident involving an American Airlines Douglas DC-10 that suffered the unthinkable breakaway of its left engine a few seconds after becoming airborne in Chicago. As the engine vaulted over the aircraft’s wing, the doomed DC-10 continued to climb although a 13,500lb mass was no longer attached to its left-side joint. Having passed the too-low altitude of 300ft, the aircraft rolled to the left, then gaining the nose-down attitude that took it to the ground, becoming a gigantic, dramatic fireball. Today, 40 years later, Flight 191 remains the deadliest and most dramatic airline accident in the history of US aviation. Regulations and new safety measures were implemented to avoid…

1 min

Dear Airways, The United [Airlines] Archives has purchased copies of your 25th Anniversary issue (Airways, April-May 2019), and has been selling them at the Archives’ offices, as well as during the recent Chicago Airline Memorabilia Show. The response to David Stringer’s article (‘The Early Years [1934-1949]’) has just been wonderful. Although not surprising, most airline folks were unaware of Continental’s early history, even original Continental employees. “I didn’t realize they were such small potatoes,” was a common themed comment. The people were pleased that the article was so well illustrated, with many images that they hadn’t seen before. I am happy that the United Archives could contribute with some many of them. Well done, Airways, or as the Brits say, “That’ll do.” Best, John Corpening Hi, Airways, Attached are photos of a Korean Air Boeing 787-9 at Boston…

1 min
north america

1 JETBLUE AIRBUS A320-232 N632JB (MSN 2642) JetBlue (B6) has unveiled an Airbus A320 in a special Boston Bruins livery, denoting its partnership with the NHL ice hockey team. Bear Force One features a large-scale version of the Bruins’ iconic spoked-B logo on the tailfin, a nod to the often-used reference to Boston as ‘the hub of the universe’. 2 UPS AIRLINES AIRBUS A300-622(F)(R) F-WWSX (MSN 868) UPS Airlines (5X) has received its first Airbus A300 with a modernized cockpit, meant to extend the life of its fleet of 52 of the aircraft for at least 18 more years. The jetliner is seen in Toulouse (TLS) taking off for a test flight and wearing a French registration instead of its American one (N173UP). 3 AIR TRANSAT AIRBUS A321-271NX D-AZAJ (MSN 8755) Air Transat (TS) has taken delivery of its first 199-seat…

1 min

4 GOL LINHAS AEREAS BOEING 737-8EH(WL) PR-GUY (MSN 39612 · LN 4329) GOL Linhas Aereas (G3) has made a minor revision of the livery it introduced in 2015. The Brazilian airline has retouched the titles on the fuselage by narrowing the ‘Double-O’ in its name. 5 CORENDON (DIVI DIVI AIR) BOEING 737-86J(WL) PH-CDH (MSN 36121 · LN 3853) Corendon Airlines (XC) and Curaçao-based Divi Divi Air (DI) will jointly operate a Boeing 737-800 in flights from Curaçao (CUR) to Saint Maarten (SXM). The flights will be identified as DI, but the crews will be from XC. Corendon also plans to use the aircraft in flights from Curaçao and Bonaire (BON) to São Paulo (GRU) in Brazil. 6 AZUL LINHAS AÉREAS AIRBUS A330-941 F-WWYP (MSN 1876) Azul Linhas Aéreas (AD) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo, becoming the first airline…

2 min

7 AIR NOSTRUM BOMBARDIER CRJ1000 9H-LKF (MSN 19011) Spanish carrier Air Nostrum (YW) has transferred some of its CRJ1000s to its Maltese division, Medavia (N5), for charter flights. Here is one of them, wearing titles promoting Vigo, Galicia’s largest city. 8 AIR EUROPA BOEING 737-85P(WL) EC-MJU (MSN 60584 · LN 5964) Air Europa (UX) has applied a sticker to one of its Boeing 737-800s to promote the Iguazú Falls in Misiones, Argentina. The Spanish carrier expects to launch a new nonstop service from Madrid (MAD) to Iguazú (IGU) in June 2019. 9 BRUSSELS AIRLINES AIRBUS A320-214 OO-SNE (MSN 4243) Brussels Airlines (SN) has revealed its sixth Belgian Icon aircraft. This one features Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Flemish master who was one of the most talented painters of the 16th century. Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, two contemporary Belgian artists,…

2 min
asia, africa & oceania

13 ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS AIRBUS A380-841 JA382A (MSN 263) All Nippon Airways (NH) has taken delivery of its second Airbus A380. It features a unique ‘Emerald Green Flying Honu’ livery, similar to the ‘Sky Blue Flying Honu’ livery of its first Superjumbo, delivered in March. The carrier’s third A380 is tentatively scheduled for delivery in September 2019. 14 GARUDA INDONESIA BOEING 777-3U3(ER) PK-GIK (MSN 40073 · LN 1367) Garuda Indonesia (GA) has applied a retro scheme to one of its Boeing 777-300s to commemorate the carrier’s 70th anniversary. The Indonesian airline has also painted this vintage design on an Airbus A330 and two Boeing 737-800s. 15 TUNISAIR BOEING 737-6H3 TS-IOP (MSN 29500 · LN 543) Another airline turning 70 is Tunisair (TU), which unveiled a commemorative livery on one of its Boeing 737-600s. The retro design is inspired by the early…