Airways Magazine - April 2013
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US Airlines: The MajorsIn the first of our annual three-part series, we survey the state of the major airlines of the USA, complete with full fleet details.
PHOTO: ANDREAS ROHDE
LOT's Dream Delayed
by Andreas Rohde
LOT Polish Airlines is the first European customer to place the Dreamliner in service, but its dreams are halted prematurely, adding to the company's problems.
PHOTO: RONALD KUHLMANN
ANA ‘Dreamway’ to San Jose—on hold
by Ronald Kuhlmann
ANA (All Nippon Airways) launches the first regularly scheduled Boeing 787 operation to the San Francisco Bay Area, but the Tokyo (Narita) service is suspended almost immediately by the grounding of the Dreamliner.
THAI Smiles through the Storms
by Jeff Kriendler
Few airlines in the past decade have suffered the types of calamities, both natural and politically engendered, that have plagued Thailand’s national carrier, Thai Airways International. Thai has weathered the onslaught intact and is now positioning itself to remain a key airline in Southeast Asia with less turbulent skies as a backdrop.
PHOTO: MATTHEW PIEPER
ABX Air Flight Support Services
by Bradley SunshineWe visit the ABX Flight Support Services training center in rural Wilmington, Ohio, near Cincinnati, and check out the Boeing 767 and Douglas DC-9 simulators, plus one of the few DC-8 examples still 'airworthy'.
PHOTO: COURTESY DAVID H STRINGER
by David H Stringer
The final part of the Southern Airways story tracks the airline's fortunes through the Jet Age.
PHOTO: COURTESY HILARY ADAMS ZWICKY
In Transit in Iran in Transition
by Hilary Adams Zwicky
A Pan Am stewardess recalls her trips to Iran late in the Seventies at a time when the country was on the brink of revolution, changing from a powerful, secular monarchy to an ultra-conservative Islamic state. Pan Am, the de facto flag carrier of the USA, was unavoidably drawn into that vortex. The airline that was, for years, the bridge between cultures, became a victim of the political nightmare that became known as the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.
PHOTO: BRIAN SCHIFF
Ten, Nine, Eight…
by Mark L Berry
No-one, including airline passengers, wants to be just another piece of meat...
The companion song 'Surgical Star', written by Mark L Berry, with music written and performed by Simon Ashby, can be heard here:
Business Flyer: Etihad Airways
by Andreas Rohde
Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.
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