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The Global Airline Scene

Airliner World is the UK’s biggest selling monthly civil aviation magazine. It has a worldwide following comprising both industry readers and civil aviation enthusiasts. Comprehensive news and reporting cover all aspects of airlines, their aircraft and airports around the globe. Illustrated throughout with superb colour photography, Airliner World also provides the latest on aircraft deliveries, colour schemes and preservation news.

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The ‘swift bird’ takes flight

There’s a new kid on the American low-cost block. Chris Sloan meets Andrew Levy, Avelo Airlines’ chairman and CEO, before jumping on board for the first flight

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Travolta's hot rod heads home

Once John Travolta’s personal transport, Boeing 707-138B, N707JT, is being readied for a return to Australia. Chris Frame speaks to HARS’ president Bob De La Hunty to learn whether the jet will dash down under like grease lightning or if its arrival in Oz will be a work of (pulp) fiction

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Power progression: The evolution of airliner powerplants

Recent incidents have put the safety of airliner engines into focus but, as expert Professor Pericles Pilidis tells Tom Batchelor, new developments point to a cleaner, greener future

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Shattered propellers puncture fuselage after Metro snowbank collision

A crew’s failure to complete a checklist led to their Swearingen SA-227 Metro colliding with a snowbank, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB Canada) has found

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Shims: The thin end of Boeing’s wedge

Boeing turned to the 787 Dreamliner for stability while its 737 MAX and 777X programmes weathered high-profile storms amid the global pandemic. But the 787 has since found itself on shaky ground, says Richard Schuurman

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Snapshot: Going spare

Qantas may have been the last airline to transport a spare engine using an underwing pod, but the Australian flag carrier and its Boeing 747s were by no means the first to employ the turbojet or turbofan transportation tactic

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Airliner World RecoveryWatch July 2021

China’s domestic aviation market is leading the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, but it has been a bumpy ride

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Orange origins: Inside easyJet's early years

Joining a start-up can be a risky career move, especially when the company happens to be an airline. Thomas Haynes speaks to Tony Anderson about the time he made the leap from his job at Thomas Cook to become employee number three at a fledgling carrier called easyJet

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Cosmic carrier: Inside Virgin Orbit's Boeing 747

Is this the most unusual use for the Boeing 747 yet? Robin Evans speaks to Virgin Orbit chief test pilot and seasoned jumbo jockey Kelly Latimer about using the Queen of the Skies to get to space

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Plane talking: A chat with a Qatar Airways executive

Amid the pandemic, one airline has been bucking the capacity trend. Gordon Smith spoke to Thierry de Bailleul, Qatar Airways’ VP of sales for Europe, about the carrier’s bold approach