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    Exclusive and Onboard: The Last U.S. Operated Boeing 747-200 Soars Into Retirement

Exclusive and Onboard: The Last U.S. Operated Boeing 747-200 Soars Into Retirement

SEATTLE – On April 21, 2017, a very quiet but very special retirement flight took place out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Kalitta Air retired its final operating Boeing 747-200, officially flying the last flight of a “Classic” 747 by a U.S. Part 121 airline. As airline pilots, we are

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    Flashback Friday: The Embraer E-Jet Family

Flashback Friday: The Embraer E-Jet Family

MIAMI — While powerhouses Airbus and Boeing have not focused on smaller jets, Embraer has logged 1,437 orders and 394 options for the E-Jet series. The company is also facing new competition from Bombardier, Comac, Mitsubishi, and Sukhoi, which are introducing similarly-sized aircraft. This suggests an exciting future for this market.

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    An In-depth Look at Boeing’s Very First 737

An In-depth Look at Boeing’s Very First 737

MIAMI — The first flight of Boeing’s original 737 took place 50 years ago today, and Airways marks the anniversary by taking a look at the first unit ever built, and how it has contributed as a testbed to implement innovations in today’s commercial aviation. The “Baby Boeing” is born At the

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    30 Years Post Delta Merger: A Look Back at Western Airlines

30 Years Post Delta Merger: A Look Back at Western Airlines

MIAMI – Do you remember the only airline that offered an active volcano on-board flights to Hawaii? Yes, that’s right; it was Western Airlines. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, they gave customers the opportunity of living the experience, an exotic Volcano Punch as part of its island service on

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    A Ride on the EAA Ford Trimotor

A Ride on the EAA Ford Trimotor

MIAMI — On February 9, Airways was invited to ride along on board the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA)’s 1929 Ford 4-A-T-E Trimotor, NC8407. The airplane, affectionately known as the “Tin Goose”, was displayed in the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at EAA headquarters, until 1991, when it resumed pleasure flights

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    Flashback: The Airbus A320 Family

Flashback: The Airbus A320 Family

MIAMI — This week, Airbus commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first flight of its A320 narrowbody jetliner. The introduction of this aircraft created one of the most heated competitions in the single-aisle commercial aviation market, with rival manufacturer Boeing’s 737 family, which entered service 20 years before the A320. The contest will

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    Garuda’s Citilink Welcomes its First A320neo

Garuda’s Citilink Welcomes its First A320neo

MIAMI — Indonesian carrier Citilink has taken delivery of its first 180-seat Airbus A320neo (PK-GTA • MSN 7466), on a lease from Avolon. This is the first of 35 A320neo that the subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia has on order. The purchase, signed in December 2012, was the first direct purchase

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    30 Years Ago: People Express Merged Into Continental Airlines

30 Years Ago: People Express Merged Into Continental Airlines

MIAMI — Who said that flying in this day and age does not offer some amount of nostalgia that flyers back in the 1980s relished? Sure, today’s college student, seated in 13B, may be wearing sweat pants instead of a coat and tie, but he may have just taken advantage

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    Special Friday Flashback: When Trump Ran ‘The Shuttle’

Special Friday Flashback: When Trump Ran ‘The Shuttle’

Editor’s Note: Friday January 20th, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. As many know, Trump had a brief but unsuccessful tenure in the  airline industry. Below is an article written by Stan Solomon, published in the Airways April 2005 issue, in which covers the brief

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    26 Years Since Eastern Air Lines Folded Its Wings: Personal Stories of That Final Day

26 Years Since Eastern Air Lines Folded Its Wings: Personal Stories of That Final Day

MIAMI — Twenty six years ago, Eastern Air Lines, a carrier with roots dating back to 1927, ceased operations. Today, the brand is gracing the skies again under a new leadership and an entirely different business model. On this day, we are honored to hear the perspectives of former employees of the

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