Airways Magazine - March 2013
PHOTO: PAUL B ANDERSON
Delivering Alaska's first Boeing 737-900ER
by Paul B Anderson Many people have had the experience of riding in an automobile that still has the so-called ‘new car smell’. But far fewer have had the opportunity to be on the delivery flight of a brand-new multi-million dollar airliner. Join a select group of Alaska Airlines employees on the carrier's first Boeing 737-900ER (extended range) when it was delivered from Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
In the African Fast Lane with Fastjet
by Geoff Jones
A pan-African airline that embraces many countries, but is the same airline whether in South Africa, Ghana, or Tanzania, and promotes confidence among its customers: that is the vision of Fastjet’s CEO Ed Winter. Add to that a low-cost model honed in feasibility discussions with easyJet’s Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou and other airline notables, plus the backing of Lonrho—all of which culminated in the start of Fastjet services in Tanzania.
PHOTO: GEOFF JONES
Cotswold scrap & store
by Geoff Jones
The arrival in September and October 2012 of three ex-Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-400s for scrapping—or ‘parting out’ as the industry prefers to call the process—highlighted the practice of airliner disposal in Gloucestershire, in the heart of the UK’s Cotswold countryside.
PHOTO: ANDREAS ROHDE
Eagle Air: Serving Rural Iceland
by Andreas Rohde
Iceland, the North Atlantic rock of ice and fire, has been a challenge for transport and communications since the Vikings first set foot on the island. Local geography and climate conditions favor air transport, and there is a comprehensive network of air services. Experience the spectacular scenery with Eagle Air, the only independent regional airline of Iceland.
PHOTO: KEN DONOHUE
‘Feline’ Good with EVA and Hello Kitty
by Ken DonohueMany airlines around the world take delight in introducing unique color schemes on their aircraft. Some do it to mark historical anniversaries, others to promote special events, and others still offer up their airframes as flying billboards in search of incremental revenue. But Taiwan’s EVA Airways has gone one step further. Not only does it have five Airbus A330 twin-jets adorned in ‘Hello Kitty’ liveries, the airline has taken the theme—based on the Japanese bobtail cat cartoon character—and successfully incorporated it in the entire passenger experience.
PHOTO: DAVE WELCH
Flying the Eaglemaster
by Captain Fred W Burkett (as told to Dave Welch)
First-hand happy (mostly) memories of flying the Douglas DC-6A Liftmaster all over the world with Eagle Airways.
PHOTO: DAVID H STRINGER
by David H Stringer
Part 2 of the Southern Airways story tracks the airline's development from the DC-3 through to the Martin 404 Aristocrat.
PHOTO: FRECCE TRICOLORI
Alitalia says Arrivederci to the MD-82
by Marco Minari
After 29 years service, Alitalia gives the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 a colorful farewell.
PHOTO: DAVE ENGLISH
Hats off to my job!
by Dave English
Reflections on that now sometimes optional accessory to a male and female pilot's uniform.
Delta & Virgin Atlantic Airways get hitched
The Numbers Game
by Mac af Uhr
by Rand Peck
Both Sides: New, Old Friends
by Clayton Taylor
Business Flyer: EVA Air Hello Kitty
by Ken Donohue
Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.
Our global forum for our readers’ opinions, feedback, and contributions.
News from the Airways
Colorfully illustrated highlights of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including fleet changes, new airlines, and new paint schemes.
BRITISH AVIATION POSTERS: Art, Design and Flight
by Scott Anthony & Oliver Green
by Graham M Simons
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