Airliner World - Sept 2018

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Farnborough 2018
A full round-up of the news and stories from one of the world’s leading aerospace events.

Airliner World’s comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including details of the first orders for the new Airbus A220, Boeing and Embraer close on tie-up, Air Nostrum and CityJet announce partnership plans, Iberia accepts delivery of its maiden A350, Delta Air Lines and WestJet finalise plans for a transborder joint venture, and Singapore Airlines takes top spot at this year’s Skytrax awards.

Regional Express
Shining the spotlight on Rex, the self-styled “best regional carrier in Australia”.

Suites, Socks and Scents
Introduced as something of a short-term stopgap to provide additional capacity, Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330-200s are now subject to a multi-million-pound investment – complete with a sleek interior makeover.

Right Aircraft, Wrong Time
Developed by Tupolev during the 1980s, the Tu-204 was state of the art, but its fortunes were intrinsically linked with those of the Soviet Union.

Cathay Goes Long
Behind the scenes with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific as it takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000.

South African Snapshot
A selection of photos from Johannesburg’s Lanseria and OR Tambo airports.

Made in Switzerland
SkyWork Airlines has emerged from the brink of financial ruin to become a shining star in Switzerland’s aviation sector.

A Hidden Treasure
Although somewhat off the beaten track, the privately owned Flugausstellung Hermeskeil museum in Germany is home to a fine and diverse aviation collection that is well worth a visit.

Photo Mission LAX
Los Angeles-based Star Helicopters offers photographers a unique vantage point over one of the world’s busiest airports.

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.

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

Air Canada: Flying High Above the Challenges
The flag carrier has overcome some sizeable hurdles during its 80-year history, but now on a firmer financial footing and with a new fleet of aircraft arriving, it is thriving in Canada’s booming but highly competitive market and is better prepared to meet future challenges.