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Airways Magazine January 2019

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

7 UZBEKISTAN GOVERNMENT BOEING 787-9 DREAMLINER UK-001 (MSN 64435 · LN 764) The government of Uzbekistan is set to receive a brand-new 787-9 Dreamliner to replace the Boeing 767-300 it currently uses as a VIP transport. Here it is seen arriving at the Lufthansa Technik premises in Hamburg for cabin fitting. 8 ENTER AIR BOEING 737 MAX 8 SP-EXA (MSN 64295 · LN 7210) Polish carrier Enter Air (E4) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, one of six it has ordered. Based at Warsaw-Chopin (WAW) and Katowice-Pyrzowice (KTW), E4 operates holiday and charter flights out of Polish and other European airports. 9 AIR ASTANA EMBRAER E190-E2 P4-KHA (MSN 19020012) Air Astana (KC), the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has taken delivery of the first of nine E190-E2 it has on order. The livery features a snow leopard, native…

7 min
copenhagen airport hygge on the rise

COPENHAGEN AIRPORT (CPH) IS ON A ROLL: EXPANDING ITS TERMINAL BUILDINGS, GROWING ITS RANGE OF AIRLINES AND DESTINATIONS, AND BUILDING UPON THAT DANISH DESIGN CONCEPT OF HYGGE. THAT IS, CREATING A WARM ATMOSPHERE AND ENJOYING THE GOOD THINGS OF LIFE. ANYONE PASSING through this Scandinavian hub knows that its bright interiors, featuring hardwood floors and plenty of natural light, create a relaxed and unique setting. As a major hub for both SAS (SK) and Norwegian (DY), the airport is expanding to welcome more carriers in the coming years. A coordinated growth plan known as ‘Expanding CPH’ represents the most significant investment effort (more than US$300 million in 2018) since the 1990s. BUSINESS IS SOARING During the first nine months of 2018, the airport handled a record 23 million travelers—1.3% more than the same period…

1 min
north america

1 FRONTIER AIRLINES AIRBUS A320-251N F-WZMU (MSN 8580) Airbus has delivered the 100th aircraft assembled at its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The Frontier Airlines (F9) A320neo features two horses, named Meadow and West, on its tail. After delivery, the jetliner was re-registered as N343FR. 2 AIR TRANSAT AIRBUS A321-211 C-GEZJ (MSN 4148) Montreal-based Air Transat (TS) has painted one of its Airbus A321s with special markings promoting the Air Transat Kids Club/Club Enfants. The jetliner sports a smile on its nose and the Club’s smiley face and googly eyes on its tail. 3 JETBLUE AIRBUS A320-232(WL) N809JB (MSN 5349) JetBlue (B6) has rolled out an Airbus A320 with ‘JetBlue for Good’ titles, promoting the airline’s grant contest intended to provide funds for non-profit organizations.…

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4 SUNRISE AIRWAYS BOEING 737-48E OB-2079P (MSN 27630 · LN 2848) Sunrise Airways (S6) has leased to Peruvian Airlines (P9) one of its Boeing 737-400s, here seen wearing the full colors of the Haitian carrier. Based in Port-Au-Prince (PTP), S6 serves charter and scheduled flights from Haiti to destinations in the Caribbean. 5 CAYMAN AIRWAYS BOEING 737 MAX 8 VP-CIW (MSN 68309 · LN 6256) Cayman Airways (KX) has become the first airline in the Caribbean to receive a Boeing 737 MAX, following delivery of the first of four aircraft intended to replace the airline’s Boeing 737-300s, which average near 24 years of service. 6 JETSMART ARGENTINA AIRBUS A320-232(WL) LV-HEK (MSN 8599) As of press time, JetSMART Argentina was in the process of obtaining an air operator’s certificate and expecting to start flights beginning mid-2019. The carrier has received its first…

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
on the cover

ON THE COVER Air Tahiti Nui has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, dubbed “Tahitian Dreamliner.” The new plane, featuring the airline’s stunning all-new livery, comes to replace the aging Airbus A340-300s as the carrier celebrates its 20th anniversary. All-star Airways photographer, SpeedbirdHD, managed to capture the beautiful airplane touching down in Los Angeles. SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 2,727 likes Air New Zealand flight NZ26 pulled into Chicago-O’Hare’s (ORD) Terminal 5, gate M11 at 12:33 on November 30, 2018. The occasion was historic for both the airline and the airport. Read more 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.…