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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 Evolution of JFK's Terminal 7

The first terminal to be built and operated by a foreign airline on US soil will close next year prior to demolition. Mark Blacklock recaps the twists and turns in the curious history of JFK’s Terminal 7

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Riding the storm - Southwest Airlines CCO interview

Chris Sloan chats with the chief commercial officer at Southwest Airlines, Andrew Watterson, to find out how the Dallas-based carrier is mitigating the effects of the gravest crisis in aviation history

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Fighting for change: African optimism

The African aviation industry still falls far behind in terms of female pilots, airport infrastructure and regional air connectivity in comparison to other parts of the world. Wilbur Sargunaraj talks to a trio of pilots from the continent to discuss their route to the flight deck, how they are inspiring others, highlighting prevalent issues, their hopes and what it means to be African

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Metamorphosis from Skymaster to Carvair

Unfazed by the financial folly of his first foray into aircraft manufacturing, Sir Freddie Laker’s bath-time brainwave to buy up Berlin Blockade brutes for cross-Channel car-carrying conversions came good, as Stephen Skinner explains

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Readers at the ’row - Heathrow 75 picture spread

To celebrate London Heathrow’s 75th anniversary, we asked you – the Airliner World readership – to submit your pictures of the UK’s biggest airport. You heeded the call...

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A fond farewell - Virgin's 747 retirement party

Virgin Atlantic jumbos have graced the skies for more than 35 years, but the pandemic has brought their career to a premature end. In December 2020, the airline threw a retirement party for its last Boeing 747. Paul Norton raised a glass on behalf of Airliner World 

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Back in the game - Embraer CCO interview

Following the dramatic collapse of talks with Boeing, Embraer has dusted itself off with renewed vision and vigour. Gordon Smith caught up with Martyn Holmes, the new CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, to learn more about the firm’s bold new strategy

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Simulators: Getting on the flight track

Flight simulators can roughly be split into two camps: pilots who use multi-million-pound devices that replicate realism for training, and aviation enthusiasts flying for fun from their homes. Airline pilot, Jeremy Feldman, offers his take on the pros and cons of each type

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Brave Blue World

JetBlue celebrated its 20th year by unwrapping a late Christmas present – the first of 70 Airbus A220-300s. Chris Sloan headed to the Big Apple to see the ‘Baby Bus’

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Quashing the myths of air travel in the COVID-19 era

With coronavirus still prevalent around the world, many former fliers are anxious about returning to airline travel, fearful they could catch the killer bug. Tom Batchelor quashes the myths and explores what innovations are out there to help restore confidence to passengers