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Airways Magazine - March 2013

 

Airways Magazine March 2013 Cover

 


FEATURES



Alaska 737

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.

 


 FastJet

 PHOTO: FASTJET

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.

 


 

Cotswold

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.


 

Eagle Air

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.

 


 

 

 Eva Air

PHOTO: KEN DONOHUE

‘Feline’ Good with EVA and Hello Kitty

by Ken Donohue

Many 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.


 

Eaglemaster

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.



 

Southern


PHOTO: DAVID H STRINGER

Southern Airways

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.



 

Alitalia MD-80

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.

 


 

 

PLUS

Delta & Virgin Atlantic Airways get hitched

The Numbers Game


by Mac af Uhr

 

Mentors

by Rand Peck

 


DEPARTMENTS


 

Both Sides: New, Old Friends

by Clayton Taylor

 

Business Flyer: EVA Air Hello Kitty

by Ken Donohue

 

Debrief

Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.

 

Mailbag

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.

 

Reviews

BRITISH AVIATION POSTERS: Art, Design and Flight
by Scott Anthony & Oliver Green

BRISTOL BRABAZON

by Graham M Simons

 

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