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Airways Magazine June 2017

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

2 min
editor’s briefing

THIS HAS BEEN one of the most exciting periods for the aviation industry in a very long time. Over just a few days, three very important first flights took place: the last variant of the Dreamliner family—the Boeing 787-10—took off from the manufacturer’s Charleston facility; the smallest member of the Airbus re-engined family, the A319neo, lifted off from the ground in Hamburg; and the largest version of the new Embraer E2 family, the E195-E2, performed an impeccable maiden flight in Brazil. Equally important was Bombardier’s CSeries CS100 transatlantic round trip from New York (JFK) to London City (LCY), which certified the aircraft to operate the ultra premium route that is currently being served by British Airways on an all-Business Class Airbus A318. According to Bombardier, the CSeries can fly non-stop…

2 min

Hello Airways, How thrilling it was to read a story on my own airport, the Albuquerque International Sunport, (Airways, April 2015). I have worked there for nearly 39 years and must say that you covered the airport very well. I was especially delighted that you mentioned the Cavalcade of Wings and its 900 models of (almost) every aircraft flown into ABQ. I have proudly donated many of these models and am working with our aviation department to increase our space and the number of display cases. Although our current terminal was built in 1965 (and expanded several times), the original terminal, built in 1939, has been preserved and is located about a five-minute walk just to the west. It now houses the offices of the TSA. However, the lobby is open…

1 min
on the cover

The very successful Brazilian regional jet manufacturer, Embraer, has mastered the art of building good-looking and even better-performing aircraft: the EJet family is now spreaded throughout the world. But how about its evolved E2 variant, which sports massive engines and a stylized look that makes it look so much better? This photo shows just that: the buffed looks of an already succesful airliner. SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 1,538 likes Boeing announced that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 for commercial service, clearing Boeing to start preparing the initial customer deliveries in the coming months. 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 JETBLUE AIRBUS A320-232 N537JT (MSN 1785) JetBlue (B6) has honored New York City, its hometown, by unveiling a special ‘Highrise’ rudder livery, inspired by the buildings that form New York’s iconic skyline. The design is meant to reflect the carrier’s growth and the city’s eternal desire to reach for the sky. 2 JETBLUE EMBRAER E190(AR) N304JB (MSN 19000257) JetBlue has unveiled the first special scheme applied to its Embraer E190 fleet. Named ‘Blueprint’, the livery shows a cut-away diagram, applied on the fuselage, of what is inside the aircraft—but with a twist of fun, focusing in the technical and fanciful aspects of air travel. 3 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES BOEING 737-7H4(WL) N943WN (MSN 36913 • LN 3195) Southwest Airlines (WN) has unveiled its new California One after the retirement of the Boeing 737-300 (N609SW • MSN 27929 • LN 2744), emblazoned with…

1 min

4 FLYEST BOMBARDIER CRJ200(ER) LV-GIJ (MSN 7466) Argentinian startup Flyest traces its origin to defunct Sol Líneas Aéreas (8R) and Air Nostrum (YW). The carrier received one of the three CRJs previously operated by 8R, with a livery resembling that of Austral (AU). The new carrier expects to start scheduled operations between Aeroparque (AEP) and Montevideo (MVD) in April 2017. It will also run charter services. 5 AVIAN LINEAS AEREAS ATR 72-600 LV-GUG (MSN 1343) Avian Líneas Aéreas, the new subsidiary of Synergy Aerospace, took delivery of the first ATR 72-600 to fly in Argentina. The airline intends to start operations this year, branded as Avianca Argentina (AV). 6 WINGO BOEING 737-7V3(WL) Copa Holdings, SA has rolled out Wingo, its new Colombian low-cost air service, owned and operated by Copa Airlines Colombia (P5). Headquartered in El Dorado International Airport (BOG),…

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7 AIR EUROPA BOEING 737-86Q(WL) EC-IDA (MSN 32773 • LN 1051) Argentina’s Cordoba (COR) is one of the newest destinations served by Air Europa (UX), and the airline has applied special titles to one of its 737-800s to commemorate the new service. Here, it is about touch down at Palma de Mallorca (PMI). 8 AIR EUROPA EMBRAER E195(LR) EC-LLR (MSN 19000452) This Air Europa (UX) Embraer E195 has been christened Luis Salom, after the 24-year-old Spanish Moto2 rider who tragically died in a crash at a Catalunya Grand Prix practice session on June 3, 2016. The sticker placed on the nose shows his name and his number, 39. 9 BRUSSELS AIRLINES AIRBUS A320-214 OO-SNF (MSN 2810) Brussels Airlines (SN) has unveiled the latest aircraft in its ‘Belgian Icons’ series with an image inspired by the country’s annual Tomorrowland music festival. The…