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Airways Magazine - April 2013

 

Airways Magazine April 2013 Cover

 


FEATURES



US Airlines

PHOTO: TOM PAWLESH 

US Airlines: The Majors

In the first of our annual three-part series, we survey the state of the major airlines of the USA, complete with full fleet details. 

 


 LOT 787

 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.

 


 

ANA787

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 Airways

PHOTO: THAI

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.

 


 

 

ABX

PHOTO: MATTHEW PIEPER

ABX Air Flight Support Services

by Bradley Sunshine

We 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'.


 

Southern Air

PHOTO: COURTESY DAVID H STRINGER

Southern Airways

by David H Stringer
 
The final part of the Southern Airways story tracks the airline's fortunes through the Jet Age.



 

Iran Adventure

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.



 

10-9-8

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:

 


DEPARTMENTS



Business Flyer: Etihad Airways

by Andreas Rohde

 

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.

 

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