Airliner World - Dec 2018

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Airliner World’s comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, a report from the ERA General Assembly in Edinburgh, plus Embraer launches its ‘market disruptor’, Air Tahiti Nui receives its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and Gatwick eyes a second runway.

Canada’s Pioneering Comets
Blighted by design shortcomings, the de Havilland Comet 1’s flying career was tragically short-lived, but the jetliner enjoyed limited success in Canada.

From Norway to the World
Widerøe’s introduction of the Embraer E190-E2 earlier this year has been well documented, but the Norwegian regional carrier has made significant progress with a plethora of other projects.

Edinburgh Welcomes Emirates
Talking to the key players about a new route to the Scottish capital that’s been a decade in the making.

Miles Above Down Under
Dentist Mark Sandford dreamed of having a career beyond the clouds – and his flights of fancy really did take off. He reflects on his journey from dental surgery to the flight deck of a Virgin Australia Boeing 737.

A Modern Take on Tajikistan
Somon Air provides a vital lifeline to Dushanbe, the capital of a landlocked nation in an often-forgotten corner of Central Asia.

Seaplanes over Seattle
Flying from Lake Union in the heart of downtown, Kenmore Air offers passengers a unique perspective of the Emerald City.

Corfu Snapshot
A selection of photos from the stunning Greek island, which attracts an interesting array of visitors.

Electric Dreams
After several years in development, QualityWings has released its Ultimate 787 Collection. Based on Boeing’s latest high-tech flagship, the project is best described as ambitious.

From Siberia to Sochi
On board with KrasAvia and its eye-catching Yak-42s.

Reviewing the latest books and DVDs.

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.

One of five ‘Dubai Departure’ prints.

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

Fuelling Change
Virgin Atlantic is renowned for championing the use of sustainable practices to reduce its environmental impact and is now partnering with biotech firm LanzaTech to develop an innovative ethanol-derived ‘drop-in’ jet fuel.