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    Best of Airways — Modern Air Transport: The Turbulent History of A Charter Airline

Best of Airways — Modern Air Transport: The Turbulent History of A Charter Airline

By Jon Proctor • Airways Magazine, May 2017 The C-46 was a rugged type, capable of carrying more passengers than a DC-3, but it was not without its shortcomings. On November 8, 1955, one of MAT’s C-46s, with only crew members aboard, landed 22 miles short of its intended destination

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    Best of Airways — The Tale of A Successful Independent Britain’s BKS Air Transport

Best of Airways — The Tale of A Successful Independent Britain’s BKS Air Transport

By Maurice Wickstead • Airways Magazine, December 2016 HISTORY EDITOR’S NOTE: After World War II, Britain fostered the growth of its government-sponsored airlines, BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) (Airways, April, May, June 2015) and BEA (British European Airways), which merged in 1972 to form today’s British Airways (BA).  Those two

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    Best of Airways — Hidden Treasures at Paris-Orly: Musée Air France

Best of Airways — Hidden Treasures at Paris-Orly: Musée Air France

By Andreas Spaeth • Airways Magazine, June 2014 – The Airchive The airlines business model is to earn money flying passengers and freight from point A to point B in the safest, most comfortable, punctual and efficient manner. It is not part of their core business to bask in the

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    A Decade of the Dreamliner: 10th Anniversary of the Boeing 787 Rollout

A Decade of the Dreamliner: 10th Anniversary of the Boeing 787 Rollout

EVERETT – Ten years ago today, Boeing rolled out the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a flashy rollout ceremony at its plant in Everett, Washington. More than 30,000 Boeing and supplier employees participated in the event either in person (15,000) or via two-way satellite from various locations around the world. According to

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    July 4, 1975: Braniff Rolls Out Alexander Calder’s “Flying Colors of the United States” Aircraft

July 4, 1975: Braniff Rolls Out Alexander Calder’s “Flying Colors of the United States” Aircraft

MIAMI — Back in 1976, as the United States was turning into its 200th year as an independent republic, there were countless celebrations and local observances nationwide to commemorate the major event, and in the U.S. aviation, the wave of patriotism and nostalgia was also present. Braniff The Flying Colors of the United States

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    U.S. Air Force Museum Highlights Civil-Military Aviation Links

U.S. Air Force Museum Highlights Civil-Military Aviation Links

Story by: John Walton DAYTON— Standing under the behemoths of military aviation—the first Boeing 707-based Air Force One, a double-deck Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, the sole surviving North American XB-70 Valkyrie— in the enormous National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio,

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    TAP Portugal Unveils “Retro” Airbus A330

TAP Portugal Unveils “Retro” Airbus A330

PORTUGAL – On June 26, 2017, the Portuguese flag carrier, TAP Portugal, unveiled an Airbus A330 aircraft (CS-TOV) painted in TAP’s 1950-1970-era colors. The elegant yet understated color scheme features a red stripe under the windows with the airline’s original name: ‘Transportes Aereos Portugueses’ with the typography in the colors which

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    NAV Canada Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

NAV Canada Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

MIAMI — Nav Canada, the not-for-profit, a private corporation that owns and operates Canada’s Civil Air Navigation System, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special logo on its livery. The organization owns and operates the country’s air navigation infrastructure, which extends to over 19 million square kilometers of Canadian land and oceanic

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    Onboard Honeywell’s “Connected” Boeing 757-200

Onboard Honeywell’s “Connected” Boeing 757-200

DALLAS – Honeywell began on May 30 the Honeywell’s Power of Connected World Tour with its Boeing 757-200 (N757HW) test aircraft, debuting the ability to connect with customers in the form of both airline clients and passengers. The airplane, a vintage 1983 former Eastern Air Lines Boeing 757-225, has historically

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    5th Anniversary: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Inaugural First Flight

5th Anniversary: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Inaugural First Flight

Editor’s Note: This week marked the 5th year anniversary of the entry into service of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental by launch customer Lufthansa. As of April 2017, there were 134 confirmed orders for the 747-8: 86 for the freighter version, and 48 for the Intercontinental passenger variant. Lufthansa, Air China, and Korean Air

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    May 21, 1987: American Airlines Starts Trans-Pacific Operations

May 21, 1987: American Airlines Starts Trans-Pacific Operations

MIAMI — Thirty years ago, American Airlines (AA) inaugurated its first service from the United States to Japan, with a flight between Dallas / Ft. Worth and Tokyo Narita. AA acquired two former TWA (N601AA and N602AA) to begin the service, and as a stop-gap measure until the 1991 arrival

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    Op-Ed: Is Ignorance Bliss? United Flight 3411 Is Part Of A Larger Story That Isn’t Being Told

Op-Ed: Is Ignorance Bliss? United Flight 3411 Is Part Of A Larger Story That Isn’t Being Told

MIAMI – The shocking footage of Dr. David Dao being physically dragged off United Express Flight 3411 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on April 9, 2017, set off a media firestorm, leaving people astounded as to what could possibly lead to such a violent act against a paying customer. That

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