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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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Airliner World: MRO Americas 2021 - Special Supplement

Don’t miss our special digital edition of Airliner World for the latest insight the across MRO sector, including propulsion systems, maintenance software and component overhauls.

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Airliner World May 2021

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Bolivian Lifelines

Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) connected Bolivia’s biggest cities and most remote towns and villages using an eclectic mix of vintage airliners. Bernd Sturm recalls a visit to the South American nation during the carrier’s heyday

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Flying the fifth: Inside Qantas' five-engine 747 ops

For the great majority of endeavours, aviation is the domain of symmetry and streamlining, while weight and drag are the constant enemies of efficient flight. The process of carrying a fifth engine on the Boeing 747 puts these norms to the test while turning heads and creating conversation, as Owen Zupp explains

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Eastern Bloc Party: Part two

Keith Otto continues to peer over Berlin walls and through Iron Curtains as he takes in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Albania and East Germany in this two-part article profiling the airlines of the Eastern Bloc

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Breaking boundaries: Interview with JetBlue's president and COO

As COVID-19 continues to ravage much of the aviation industry, airlines globally have cut plans, deferred orders, and withdrawn aircraft. Chris Sloan reveals how JetBlue Airways has broken from the norm in an exclusive chat with the firm’s president and chief operating officer, Joanna Geraghty

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How a stepladder fell onto runway touch down zone at Birmingham

Three aircraft arriving at the UK’s Birmingham Airport narrowly avoided a stepladder that had fallen off a vehicle onto the runway at the West Midlands gateway, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reports

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Hybrids in Hawaii

Matteo Legnani speaks with the next-generation of aviation pioneers helping make hybrid-powered aircraft a reality in the Pacific

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Seamless skies: The complete story of inflight connectivity

Demand for inflight connectivity has never been higher, with an increasing number of passengers expecting robust inflight internet access, as Tom Batchelor discovers

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An inside look at maintaining NASA's Boeing 747SP

Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg has just completed a maintenance check on a uniquely modified Boeing 747 that provides a window on the solar system and beyond. Ian Harbison reports