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Airways Magazine April 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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Airways International Inc.
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
save the spantax coronado

When Spantax entered bankruptcy, its fleet of a dozen Convair CV990s languished at Palma de Mallorca until broken up between 1991 and 1997. Except for one airframe. While 11 of these Coronados were abandoned in the civil zone of the airport, the last Coronado to fly with Spantax (EC-BZO · MSN 30) was in storage in the military area (Base Aérea de Son San Juan), where Spantax had its maintenance hangar, rented from the Spanish Air Force. There it remained, in legal limbo, without paying airport fees. Today, the airframe is in poor shape, especially the wings and tail, the damage accelerated by Mallorca’s humid climate. The cockpit had been stripped bare of all its equipment. Since 2009, Amics de Son Sant Joan (a Palma de Mallorca airport friends private association), has…

2 min
asia, africa & oceania

13 MALAYSIA AIRLINES AIRBUS A350-941 F-WZHE (MSN 165) Malaysia Airlines (MH) has unveiled the Negaraku livery on the carrier’s second Airbus A350-900. The colorful design is part of the Negaraku Initiative, a Malaysian movement intended to foster unity and patriotism. Apart from this wide-body, Malaysia Airlines has applied the livery on a Boeing 737-800 and will also paint it on an ATR72-500 operated by MASWings and Firefly (FY). 14 BANGKOK AIRLINES AIRBUS A320-232 HS-PPH (MSN 2783) Bangkok Air (PG) has applied a special ‘United for Wildlife’ livery to raise awareness to stop wildlife trade. The airline also plans to integrate corporate social responsibility projects to lessen impacts on the climate and on the environment and to preserve natural resources. 15 MIAT MONGOLIAN AIRLINES BOEING 737-71M JU-1087 (MSN 33103 · LN 1154) MIAT Mongolian Airlines (OM) has taken delivery of its first…

10 min
congratulations, you’re now a pilot

A FEW MONTHS ago, I was at the airport, standing near our gate, when a man in his mid-20s approached. I probably wouldn’t have noticed, except that, as he passed by, he spoke to his son in a very stern voice, saying, “Don’t touch anything. Just stand right there.” It seemed a bit forceful to me, but when I looked at the very young boy, well, he looked like he may have had a wee bit of mischief in his heart. I walked over to the young man and handed him a set of wings. The boy’s mouth was agape as he stared in awe of the gift. It was sort of like how I would look if someone handed me the keys to a brand-new car, no questions asked. The…

12 min
trans-texas airways

EVERYONE KNOWS that Texas is big—268,596 square miles (695,660sq km) according to the Texas Almanac—bigger than all of the New England and the Mid-Atlantic States put together. So it is little wonder that, when the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) was issuing certificates for the newly conceived feeder airlines in the late 1940s, Texas got an airline all its own… one that was certified to serve 28 airports over a 1,906-mile route system, all within the Lone Star State. The decision handed down by the CAB on November 14, 1946 in the Texas-Oklahoma Case awarded feeder (later called ‘local service’) routes throughout Texas to one applicant selected from among several contenders. The winner: Aviation Enterprises. Aviation Enterprises was awarded five routes. They stretched from Houston to Dallas, Houston to San Antonio, San Antonio…

1 min

4 DIVI DIVI AIR DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER C-GLAI (MSN 296) Divi Divi Air (DI), a small regional carrier that flies short-hauls from its hub at Curaçao International Airport (CUR) to Aruba (AUA) and Bonaire (BON), has taken delivery of its first 18-seat Twin Otter aircraft. The plane was previously operated by Canada’s Air Labrador (WJ). 5 AVIANCA AIRBUS A320-214(WL) N750AV (MSN 7120) When Pope Francis visited Colombia, Avianca (AV) deployed one of its Airbus A320s as his transport for domestic flights from Bogotá (BOG) to Villavicencio (VVC), Medellín (RGN), and Cartagena (CTG). In the Pontiff’s honor, #ViajeroDeEsperanza (‘Traveler of Hope’) titles were added to the front of the fuselage, with the Vatican City’s coat of arms next to the main boarding door. 6 LATAM BOEING 767-316(ER)(WL) CC-BDA (MSN 40798 · LN 1011) LATAM, the official carrier to transport…

2 min

Across 1. LATAM Airlines IATA code 3. Cessna C208 6. Val-d’Or Airport 11. Airport 13. Defunct Venezuelan carrier (1961-1997) 15. Autothrottle 16. The wings of Italy 19. Maharana Pratap Airport 21. Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport 22. SalamAir IATA code 23. Landing gear 24. Humberto Delgado Airport 25. LaGuardia Airport 27. Ontario International Airport 29. Viscount, Vanguard, VC10 32. Acapulco International Airport 35. Defunct Colombian carrier (1971-2003) 36. Control surface 37. Qatar Airways IATA code 38. One mission. Yours. 40. Newcastle Airport 41. Simón Bolívar International Airport 42. You can’t beat the experience. 43. Pärnu Airport 45. Exeter Airport 47. Turning aside of your route 49. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport 51. Dutch aircraft manufacturer 52. Valujet callsign 54. Newark Liberty International Airport 57. Stop Searching. Start Traveling 60. Airline of the South 62. Finnair IATA code 63. Far Eastern Air Transport 64. The Lone Eagle 65. Leeward Islands Air Transport Down 2. Air Transport International 3. Colorado Springs Airport 4. Air…, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier 5. Art of flying aircraft 6. Condor…