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Airways Magazine

Airways Magazine October 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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United States
Airways International Inc.
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…

1 min

4 COPA AIRLINES BOEING 737 MAX 9 HP-9901CMP (MSN 44161 · LN 7096) Panamanian carrier COPA Airlines (CM) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 9. The airline is the first in Latin America to receive the type. COPA, an all-737 operator, has an order for 71 737 MAX aircraft in the 8, 9, and 10 variants. 5 INTERCARIBBEAN AIRWAYS EMBRAER E145(LR) N253EC (MSN 14501043) Turks and Caicos-based carrier InterCaribbean Airways (JY) has received its first Embraer ERJ145 regional jet, leased from ECC Leasing Company. Here, the jetliner is seen in Curaçao, where it will operate flights on behalf of InselAir (7I). 6 AZUL AIRBUS A320-251N F-WWIU (MSN 8340) Azul (AD) has received its 17th Airbus A320neo on a lease from GECAS. The Brazilian airline has 35 of the type on direct order with the airframer and expects to…

2 min
asia, africa & oceania

13 CHENGDU AIRLINES AIRBUS A320-214(WL) D-AUBO (MSN 8439) Chengdu Airlines (EU) is about to take delivery of its 30th and last Airbus A320ceo on order. The subsidiary of Sichuan Airlines (3U) operates a network of scheduled domestic passenger flights out of its hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU). 14 OKAY AIRWAYS BOEING 737-8KF(WL) B-206E (MSN 61407 · LN 7122) Okay Airways (BK) has taken delivery of its 19th Boeing 737-800, the last of the type on order. The aircraft bears the new Chinese registration format, with an alphabetic character at the end. 15 FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT ATR 72-600 OY-YCE (MSN 1471) Far Eastern Air Transport (FE) is about to receive its third ATR 72-600 on a lease from Nordic Aviation Capital. Based at Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA), the regional airline operates a mixed fleet of ATRs and McDonnell Douglas…

9 min
budget flying, omani style salamair

OVER THE LAST two decades, air transport in the Gulf has grown spectacularly, driven by the three major super-connectors of the region. Emirates (EK), Etihad (EY), and Qatar Airways (QR) attract their travelers with high-quality products at competitive fares. An LCC in the region? Until a few years ago, that concept was out of the question. Customers were used to high service standards, according to conventional wisdom, and that’s not exactly what low-cost models are famous for. But Air Arabia (G9), flydubai (FZ), Jazeera Airways (J9), and flynas (XY) are proving this to be a misconception, generating new traffic and coaxing the most budget-conscious travelers from full-service airlines. The latest upstart smashing the stereotype is SalamAir (OV), Oman’s first budget airline. Oman, one-fifth larger in area than the United Kingdom but with just 2.5…

14 min
a suite birthday with singapore airlines

THOSE WHO KNOW ME, RECOGNIZE THAT I AM ONE OF THE BIGGEST FANS OF SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SQ). BEING based in Singapore, it is my home airline. I fly them regularly, most of the times on business missions. This time, however, the mission was entirely different. I was turning 41 and had to do it at 41,000ft with my favorite airline, on the longest possible route, in the best seat I could afford. For the last two years, I had done the same. I had managed to fly on Singapore’s Boeing 777-300(ER) to San Francisco (SFO) in Business Class in 2016, and from Singapore to Beijing in Economy Class in 2017. It had been great. But I knew I could do better. After banking in some 90,000 miles and US$300 in taxes, I got myself…

14 min
western airlines in the postwar era part one

CHAMPAGNE FLIGHTS & HUNT BREAKFASTS IT IS Tuesday, May 7, 1957, and you are a passenger aboard Western Airlines Flight 70, which has just leveled off at its cruising altitude after an 08:25 departure from San Francisco. The flight is bound for Salt Lake City and Denver. You are settled in with your newspaper and book. Suddenly you hear a bugle call and the sound of hoofbeats. The strange inflight noises are emanating from a tape recorder attached to the serving cart maneuvered down the aisle by two Flight Attendants dressed in English hunting attire. On the trolley are eggs, steaks, sausage, ham, and Danish pastries. You are about to enjoy Western’s Hunt Breakfast, certainly the most elaborate morning meal service offered by a domestic US carrier at the time. WHEN it came to…