Airliner World - May 2019

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Airliner World’s comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including a full report on this year’s ITB Berlin and a photospread from the biennial Australian International Airshow in Avalon, plus the latest on the global Boeing 737 MAX grounding, details of major orders from the Lufthansa Group and Virgin Atlantic heads to Brazil.

Countdown to the 3-2-1
After taking delivery of its maiden example last year, easyJet is consolidating its new A321neo fleet in preparation for the peak 2019 season. In the first of an exclusive two-part article, Airliner World chronicles the new aircraft’s entry into service.

A Jumbo Job
Behind the scenes of a delivery with a difference as Corendon receives its one and only Boeing 747-400.

Siberian Wrecks and Relics
Tagging along on the ultimate Russian aviation tour and traversing Siberia in the pursuit of rare Soviet-era aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic: Training the Next Generation
It’s easy to take for granted the professional cabin crews who ensure the smooth running of a commercial flight, but high levels of dedicated training and strict assessment are vital before they can earn their ‘wings’.

A Journey North
Fulfilling a lifelong dream of travelling to Canada to experience Air Inuit's famous ‘milk run’ routes that connect communities in the extreme north of Québec.

Attack of the Drones
Following disruption at Gatwick and several other airports around the world, Airliner World considers the threat posed by small, unmanned air systems to commercial aviation.

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 copy of the Classic Gatwick Propliners book

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

Kuwait Airways – Riding the Second Wave
For decades, the Gulf region has been enormously important within the global commercial aviation scene. And while the so-called ‘Middle East Big Three’ – Etihad Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways – continue to dominate, a second wave of carriers, including Kuwait Airways, are investing heavily and growing rapidly.