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Airways Magazine

Airways Magazine August 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 editorial letter is somewhat special. I’ve just debarked the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship at the Port of Seward in the wonderful state of Alaska, where our Airways Cruise came to an end after a successful week sailing the most spectacular waters we have ever encountered. I’m so grateful for all the wonderful people we met during this 10 days of Aviation Madness that started in Seattle on May 24, where we spent three days feeding our love for aviation. Over 40 enthusiasts from all over the world—Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Italy, Finland, Venezuela, Argentina, and the United States—flew to the Emerald City to celebrate our second Airways Spot & Greet. We had the Museum of Flight all to ourselves. We hopped on board the first Boeing 747 and 727,…

3 min

Hello, Airways, Here are some notes in reference to your June 2017 issue. Regarding the cover picture: It is just perfect. The position of the aircraft is exactly the epitome of the word ‘soars’ used in the caption. The bright yellow neon really stands out against the colors of the aircraft. Actually, the picture of the aircraft on pages 43-44 really symbolizes the word ‘soars’ and perhaps, it could have been a better choice. On page 13, I was impressed with the special and creative titles applied on the Hong Kong Express aircraft. In my opinion, it is similar to the Federal Express livery. Very attractive and eye-catching. Of all the submitted photo contest entries so far, the Etihad Airbus A380 picture is outstanding and dramatic. The photographer caught the massive…

1 min
on the cover

ON THE COVER There’s nothing more unique than an amphibian Twin Otter in its natural habitat. This photo shows just that from a spectacular angle—the aircraft surfing the waves at maximum power, a few seconds before becoming airborne. PHOTOGRAPHER Viking Air SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 2,019 likes ​What is it like to fly on JetBlue’s Mint Premium Service? Airways had the chance to take the inaugural Mint flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, and then connect to JFK. That meant 10 hours in the air testing the airline’s top product across the country, twice. Read our review at airwaysmag.com ERRATUM CENTER Issue: June, 2017 Erratum: Typo Page: 65 Original: Pan Ama Correction: Panama Erratum: Duplicated Paragraph Page: 67 Paragraph: “In a 1951 PANAGRA timetable…” Tell us, did we make the right choice? Which cover would you have picked? Share your thoughts and have your opinion featured in an…

1 min
north america

1 THE BOEING COMPANY BOEING 737 MAX 9 N7379E (MSN 42987 • LN 6250) Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight on April 13, 2017, taking off from Renton Field (RNT) at 10:52 local time and landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field (BFI) two hours, 42 minutes later. The 737 MAX 9 is the largest member to date of Boeing’s narrow-body jetliners, with a maximum capacity of 220 passengers and a range of 3,515 nautical miles. 2 AIR CANADA EXPRESS (SKY REGIONAL AIRLINES) EMBRAER E175LR C-FRQN (MSN 17000147) Sky Regional Airlines (RS) has introduced one of its Embraer ERJ175s into service in the rebranded Air Canada Express livery. It is the first of five ERJ175s newly acquired by Sky Regional to fulfill a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Air Canada Express. The aircraft are configured with nine…

1 min

4 AVIANCA BRASIL AIRBUS A330-223 PR-OCX (MSN 1657) After 14 months in storage in Teruel (TEV) amid the economic slowdown in Brazil, Avianca Brasil’s (O6) first wide-body finally arrived in March. The aircraft is intended for flights to Miami (MIA) and Santiago de Chile (SCL) from São Paulo–Guarulhos (GRU), starting in June. The carrier, which boasts an all-Airbus fleet, plans to take delivery of at least two additional aircraft of the type in 2017. 5 AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS BOEING 737-8SH(WL) LV-GUC (MSN 41358 • LN 6362) Aerolíneas Argentinas (AR) has taken delivery of its latest Boeing 737-800. The aircraft is configured with 170 seats: eight in Economy Premium and 162 in Economy Class. The flag carrier of Argentina is expected to be the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 operator in Latin America when it takes delivery of its…

2 min

7 NORDICA (LOT POLISH AIRLINES) BOMBARDIER CRJ900(LR) ES-ACG (MSN 15277) LOT Polish Airlines (LO) inked a strategic partnership agreement with Nordica using the latter’s commercial platform, ticketing system, and flight code. Nordica is also using two Bombardier CRJ-900s from LO to serve its destinations in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Ukraine. 8 S7 AIRLINES EMBRAER E170(LR) VQ-BBO (MSN 17000013) S7 Airlines (S7) took delivery in April of its first Embraer E170LR, previously operated by Republic Airline (YX). The addition of the aircraft also makes the carrier the first Russian operator of the type. S7 expects to receive 16 more E170s, all leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). 9 TUI FLY BELGIUM EMBRAER E190(STD) OO-TEA (MSN 19000665) TUI fly Belgium (TB) has added its fourth E190. The aircraft, previously with Montenegro Airlines (YM), is the…