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Airways Magazine November 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

9 min
flying in the faroe fog

IT’S A HOT summer day at Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport (CPH), but the Pilots in the cockpit of the Atlantic Airways (RC) (Airways, February 2016) Airbus A319 are not interested in the Danish summer. Instead, they scratch their heads while leaning over the weather forecast for their destination airport 702 nautical miles (1,300km), or 1:45 flight hours, away: Vágar (FAE) on the Faroe Islands. The secluded semi-autonomous archipelago halfway between southern Norway and Iceland, politically a part of Denmark, has probably the worst weather in all of Europe: often-constant fog in summer, up to 300 days of rain per year, and powerful gale force winds in winter. “Currently, we have only 200 meters of visibility at the airport, and we need at least 800 meters to land,” Captain Hans Christian Petersen is saying.…

5 min
interview with andrew cowan manchester airport – ceo

AIRWAYS SPOKE with Manchester Airport CEO, Andrew Cowan, who has been in charge since 2017. With its success in the long-haul portfolio, into what other areas is Manchester airport looking to expand? There are some cities throughout Asia that have tremendous potential and that we continue to target for direct routes. A key focus for us is securing a direct service to Thailand, which is the unserved route with the highest demand from our catchment. We are also working towards achieving further services to China and India, opening up the countries to more tourists and businesses. WE EXPECT FURTHER GROWTH FROM OUR LOW-COST CARRIERS OVER THE COMING YEARS, WITH MORE EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS, AND AN INCREASE IN FREQUENCIES ON OUR MOST POPULAR ROUTES. The size of the populations in both China and India make it…

1 min
north america

1 JETBLUE AIRBUS A320-232 N648JB (MSN 2970) JetBlue (B6) has rolled out a second Airbus A320 sporting ‘JetBlue Vacations’ titles, promoting a new subsidiary that sells travel insurance, car rentals, and cruise line packages. 2 BERRY AVIATION EMBRAER EMB120 N290SW (MSN 1200317) This former United Express (Skywest) (OO) Embraer EMB120 Brasilia has found new life as a freighter with Texas-based Berry Aviation (BYA). The aircraft has retained the basic colors of United Express, plus small ‘Berry Aviation’ titles on the main cabin door. 3 SKYVALUE (AERODYNAMICS, INC.) EMBRAER ERJ-145(LR) N286SK (MSN 14500143) Aerodynamics, Inc., now rebranded as California Pacific Airlines (4A), flies scheduled flights from Denver to small Midwestern towns subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. The company also operates charter jet services for NCAA, Major League Soccer, and NASCAR Teams.…

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…

2 min
asia, africa & oceania

13 AIR TAHITI NUI BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER F-OMUA (MSN 39297 · LN 750) Air Tahiti Nui (TN) has taken delivery of the first of four Boeing 787-9s it has on order to replace its Airbus A340-300 fleet. The first aircraft, called Fakarava after a Polynesian atoll, is on lease from Air Lease (ALC), and is configured with 294 seats across three classes: 30 Business, 32 Premium Economy, and 232 in Economy. Airways will test this brand-new Dreamliner in December, producing a full feature in the January 2019 issue. 14 KUNMING AIRLINES BOEING 737 MAX 8 B-206Y (MSN 43952 · LN 7158) Chinese carrier Kunming Airlines (KY) has received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8. The airline, 80% owned by Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet and serves over 35 destinations in China and Thailand. 15 AIR…

1 min
this month online

www.airwaysmag.com 1 DELTA’S FIRST AIRBUS A220 TAKES FLIGHT The first Airbus A220-100 (formerly known as the CSeries) for Delta Air Lines took flight this afternoon at Airbus’ Mirabel, Canada campus. The aircraft, registered N101DU, is the first of 75 A220 aircraft on order from the Atlanta based carrier. 2 AIR FRANCE PRESENTS NEW PREMIUM ECONOMY, COACH CABINS (+PHOTOS) Air France has introduced to the world its new Economy and Premium Economy cabins, which will be installed onboard its 15 Airbus A330-200s starting from January 2019. 3 EMIRATES ORDER FOR 36 AIRBUS A380S MIGHT STALL The 36 Airbus A380s ordered by Emirates earlier this year could be at risk of stalling into an impasse, according to sources at Bloomberg. 4 UNITED DREAMLINER NEWS: ORDERS MORE 787-9, ANNOUNCES FIRST 787-10 ROUTES United is going big with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.…