Airliner World - February 2015

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Airliner World’s comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including details of a new Macedonian flag carrier, latest developments in Ukraine, major orders for Ryanair and Air Asia X, and Airbus discusses the future of the A380 programme.

Tri-jet Twilight
The retirement of KLM’s last McDonnell Douglas MD-11s marked not only the end of the carrier’s affiliation with the tri-jet, but also of a remarkable era in civil aviation.

The French airport is boosting its passenger numbers by courting budget airlines in the face of impending competition from high-speed rail.

After merging with rival FlyCongo in 2012, the Kinshasabased airline has established itself as the leading carrier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Seabird Airlines
Turkey’s only floatplane operator is finding its niche.

British Eagle’s Whispering Giants
The Bristol Britannia – in service with one of the UK’s most iconic independent carriers.

In the Spotlight
London Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, Guy Stephenson talks to Airliner World about new runways, lack of capacity in South East England, attracting new airlines and the facility’s long-term plans.

Douglas DC-9
The iconic twin-jet celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Leading by Example
European low-cost carrier Wizz Air went to great lengths to accommodate staff displaced by the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.

The latest commercial acquisitions.

MRO News
Updates from maintenance, repair and overhaul providers.

Aviation Training
A round-up of recent developments.

Departure Gate
A selection of readers’ comments and photographs.

Spotting Spot
Menorca's Mahón Airport.

Air Safety
Up-to-date accident reports and crash information.

Lion Air
The Jakarta-based low-cost airline is a leading light in Indonesia’s domestic market but is harbouring plans for unprecedented expansion.