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Airways Magazine

Airways Magazine September 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

THERE IS one thing that makes me feel whole, happy, at peace. I have given it a lot of thought. I have been to therapy, trying to learn—and understand—through different techniques what it is that really ‘moves’ me; what motivates and, ultimately, what makes me who—and what—I am today. And the answer to that is: flying. On a deeper level, I have come to learn that what makes me the happiest is actually being at the controls of the plane. Nothing makes me prouder of myself than piloting an aircraft, shooting an instrument approach, scoring that greaser and stopping the aircraft without my passengers feeling sick or nervous. But flying as a passenger is something I have loved since the day my memory started registering things. I recall boarding DC-9s…

4 min

Dear Airways, Thank you for the wonderful interview with the Iron Maiden lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson in the July 2017 issue. I started plane spotting in 1979 and had my first camera for aviation photography in 1981, almost at the same time (1982), when the best Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast was released, which I listened from vinyl day and night during that time. Who would ever expect that the singer of a heavy metal band would be the Captain of a Boeing 747? In 2016, I was hunting the Ed Force One, but was not able to catch it in Germany, so I took a one-day trip by plane from Hamburg to Oslo/Norway on June 13, the second to the last tour stop with the 747. Luckily,…

1 min
on the cover

Air-to-air photos are very hard to beat. And when you manage to capture a pristine DC-3 in front of Washington State’s Mt. Rainier, you know it’s almost a one-in-a-lifetime shot that definitely deserves to be immortalized on the cover of a magazine. Airways did it right! SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 2,597 likes Delta Begins Selling A350XWB Flights #DeltaA350 ‬Read this story at AirwaysMag.com! 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 WESTJET BOEING 737 MAX 8 C-FRAX (MSN 60510 • LN 6384) WestJet (WS) prepares to take delivery of the first of 65 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft ordered in 2013. The airline recently revised its order to include the 737 MAX 9; now the Canadian carrier has all three original MAX variants on order: 25 MAX 7s, 30 MAX 8s and 10 MAX 9s. WestJet expects to receive four MAX jetliners this year, seven in 2018, 10 in 2019 and 44 between 2020 and 2027. 2 NAV CANADA BOMBARDIER CRJ200 C-GNVC (MSN 7519) Nav Canada is celebrating 20 years with a special logo applied to its fleet of flight inspection aircraft. The company is the world’s second-largest air navigation service provider by traffic volume. It manages 12 million aircraft movements a year and provides navigation aids and…

1 min

4 SKY AIRLINE AIRBUS A319-111 CC-AHE (MSN 2548) Sky Airline (H2) has applied Transvip promotional titles to one of its Airbus A319s. Transvip offers executive and corporate airport-to-city transport in three of the airline’s destinations in Chile: Antofagasta, Calama, and Santiago. 5 SKY AIRLINE AIRBUS A319-111 CC-AJF (MSN 2249) The first Airbus A319 to wear the new SKY Airline’s livery has emerged from the paint shop. The jetliner, originally delivered to easyJet (U2) in 2004, has been part of the Sky fleet since 2013. Here, it is departing from Santiago (SCL) to San Salvador (ESR). 6 SUNRISE AIRWAYS AIRBUS A320-231 ZS-GAR (MSN 053) Haiti-based Sunrise Airways (S6) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320. The 28-year-old jetliner, a lease to Global Aviation, is one of the oldest Airbus A320s in service, originally delivered to Braniff (BN) shortly before that airline…

2 min

7 JET2.COM AIRBUS A330-243 G-VYGL (MSN 1555) In May, Jet2.com began to operate a 327-seat Airbus A330, thus adding capacity for summer flights. The jetliner, leased from Air Tanker, has been deployed on Jet2.com’s most popular holiday destinations in the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean Sea, including Mallorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Rhodes. 8 JET2.COM (PRIMERA AIR SCANDINAVIA) BOEING 737-8Q8(WL) OY-PSA (MSN 30688 • LN 2280) Primera Air Scandinavia (6F) has leased a Boeing 737-800 from British LCC Jet2.com (LS) for the summer holiday season. The jetliner wears full 6F livery and titles, as well as Jet2.com titles on the back of the fuselage. Here, it is on Runway 06R at Palma de Mallorca. 9 KLM CITYHOPPER FOKKER 70 PH-KZU (MSN 11543) KLM Cityhopper (WA) has unveiled a special farewell livery to commemorate the phasing out of its remaining nine Fokker 70…