Airliner World - Mar 2018

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News
Airliner World’s comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including details of the first US order for ATR’s -600 series, Boeing secures type certification for the 787-10, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America consolidate under a single AOC, Niki Lauda re-acquires Austrian LCC Niki, and Emirates commits to acquire more Airbus A380s. Plus extended stories on China Airlines’ return to London, and Italian carrier Neos welcomes its first Dreamliner into service.

The Small Heavyweight
Hahn Air operates just three small business jets and offers only twice-weekly scheduled services yet has sold more than 30 million tickets.

Breaking the Duopoly
Once the domain of Air Canada and WestJet, a raft of new ultra low-cost carriers are attempting to conquer the Canadian market.

Off the Beaten Path
Allegiant Air is one of the most profitable low-cost airlines in the US. With 91 aircraft and 4,000 employees, it has carved out a niche in serving smaller regional airports.

The Soviet Workhorse
The iconic Tupolev Tu-154 tri-jet is in many ways the definitive Soviet airliner – a true mainstay, with 1,000-plus examples built during more than four decades of production.

Postcard from Asia
A selection of photos from Japan and South Korea.

From Cadet to Captain
A relentless growth in demand for air travel and record numbers of aircraft orders and deliveries mean airlines across the globe are facing a looming pilot shortage.

Deliveries
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.

WIN …
… A pair of free return tickets with MIAT Mongolian Airlines.

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

From Vietnam to the World
Fuelled by a vibrant domestic market and rapidly growing international traffic, Hanoi-based flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is well on the way to establishing itself as a major force in Southeast Asia.