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Airways Magazine February 2018

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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Airways International Inc.
Frequency:
Monthly
US$4.46
US$33.54
10 Issues

in this issue

3 min
airways glossary

THE AVIATION world is filled with acronyms, abbreviations, jargon, slang, and words that are uncommon in the general lexicon. Below you will find a list of the most commonly-used words that appear in the pages of Airways on a regular basis. This glossary will be updated as new words and acronyms are added to our articles. ACAS Airborne Collision-Avoidance System ADR Accident Data Recorder AGL Above Ground Level ALPA Air Line Pilots Association ATIS Automatic Terminal Information Service ASL Above Sea Level ASM Available Seat Mile APU Auxiliary Power Unit ATC Air Traffic Control CAA Civil Aviation Authority (UK) CAB Customer Advisory Board CAS Calibrated Air Speed CASM Cost per Available Seat Mile CDU Control Display Unit CEO Chief Executive Officer CFI Certified Flight Instructor CFR Code of Federal Regulations (FAA) CG Center-of-Gravity CKPT Cockpit CO2 Carbon Dioxide CPDLC Controller–Pilot Data Link Communications CRM Crew Resource Management CVR Cockpit Voice Recorder DAR Designated Airworthiness…

13 min
airline of the stars national airlines

WITH IMPROVING employee relations and an emphasis on service and value, National’s fortunes began to change. Passengers returned. Income rose. The devastating net loss of nearly US$2 million in 1948 turned into a net profit of over US$3 million by 1951. Revenue passenger numbers rose from 166,000 during the year of the strike to 623,000 three years later. Sternberg collaborated with Miami Beach hotels to offer tourist packages. He arranged for National to sell airfare and discounted hotel room combinations during the summer, Florida’s offseason. The promotion - ‘A Millionaire’s Vacation on a Piggy Bank Budget’ - was a huge success. And, to play up the ‘Airline of the Stars’ theme, Sternberg made sure that celebrities were photographed boarding and deplaning the company’s aircraft—everyone from Zsa Zsa Gabor to the Shah of…

2 min
europe

7 ADRIA AIRLINES SWITZERLAND SAAB 2000 HB-IYI (MSN 016) In July 2017, Slovenia-based Adria Airways (JP) bought Etihad Regional (F7) and applied Adria titles to the fleet of the troubled regional carrier, for an interesting hybrid scheme. At press time, Adria Airlines Switzerland had ceased all operations. 8 JOON AIRBUS A320-214 F-GKXT (MSN 3859) The Air France-KLM Group has formally launched JOON, a low-cost venture aimed to attract the Millennial generation. The livery is a basic Eurowhite scheme, with a blue tail and large ‘JOON’ titles on the fuselage and the rudder. 9 NEOS BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER EI-NEO (MSN 38735 · LN 639) Italian leisure carrier Neos (NO) has taken delivery of the first of three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, becoming the first Italian airline to operate the type. The aircraft is configured with 28 seats in Premium Economy Class and 331…

1 min
north america

1 EASTERN AIR LINES (SWIFT AIR) BOEING 737-8CX N277EA (MSN 32359 – LN 1041) This specially themed US/Cuba Boeing 737-800, previously operated by Havana Air, has been transferred to Eastern Air Lines (EA). The Miami-based airline has surrendered its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to the US Department of Transportation (DOT). 2 AIR TRANSAT AIRBUS A330-243 C-GTSN (MSN 369) Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat (TS) has unveiled a new livery marking the company’s 30th anniversary. The new colors play off a white fuselage. The airline’s name is in blue, and a light blue tail carries the distinctive Air Transat’s star logo, which is also painted on the winglets’ underside. 3 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES BOEING 737-7L9(WL) N7816B (MSN 28009 · LN 221) Southwest Airlines (WN) has revealed its latest special livery to celebrate the launch of the Disney movie Coco. The jetliner wears the…

4 min
belarus aviation holiday 2018

Aviation fans should mark May 18-21 on their calendars and plan to attend an extraordinary weekend organized by Paris-based Merlintour. 2018 marks the eighth annual Belarus Aviation Tour, which is on track to be the biggest and best opportunity for flight hounds to sample pleasure flights on a huge selection of Russian-built civilian aircraft. With these dwindling each passing year, this might well prove to be the last time this unique event happens. The three-day event will be in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, which can be easily and affordably accessed from most major cities in Europe. A wide assortment of joyrides will be staged from both Minsk International Airport and Lipki Airfield, a government/general aviation facility on the city outskirts. The Merlintour itinerary includes all local transfers and hotel accommodations. You can select…

11 min
crossing the pond à la scandinavian to the windy city

LAST MAY, WHEN I WAS PLANNING MY TRAVEL FROM MILAN TO THE AIRWAYS SPOT & GREET IN SEATTLE, I FACED A CHALLENGE. I LIVE IN MILAN, ITALY, AND THERE ARE NO DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM THERE TO THE USA’S NORTHWEST. THE EASIEST AND QUICKEST OPTIONS WERE FLYING BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) OR LUFTHANSA (LH) VIA THEIR LONDON-HEATHROW (LHR) AND FRANKFURT (FRA) HUBS, OR CROSSING THE POND WITH AMERICAN (AA), DELTA (DL), OR UNITED (UA), REACHING SEATTLE (SEA) AFTER A STOP AT NEW YORK-JFK OR NEWARK. BUT NONE OF THOSE OPTIONS APPEALED TO ME. GETTING CREATIVE, I found that Virgin Atlantic (VS) had inaugurated a nonstop service from LHR right at the beginning of that month. The problem there, however, was the transit and connection from Milan, which would mean clearing immigration, customs, a…