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Thomas Cook Collapses

Martin Needham

AFTER MONTHS of uncertainty and numerous attempts to secure funding or sell parts of the company, Thomas Cook Group entered compulsory liquidation on September 23.

Martin Needham

Lufthansa to Ottawa

Gordon Smith

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced it will fly direct to Ottawa for the first time next year, picking up the seasonal route from Star Alliance partner Air Canada.

Gordon Smith
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I, R-Robot

Bernie Baldwin

Robotics in engine maintenance is a developing discipline. Bernie Baldwin reports on a research team that has already come up with scores of innovative solutions, with many more in the pipeline.

Bernie Baldwin
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The Wings of Morocco

Matteo Legnani

Now part-way through a comprehensive fleet renewal programme, holder of a prestigious four-star rating from Skytrax and soon to become Africa’s first full member of oneworld, Royal Air Maroc is very much on the up.

Matteo Legnani
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Dubai Airshow 2019 Preview

Thomas Haynes

Held biennially at Dubai World Central, the Dubai Airshow is making its return this year. Thomas Haynes considers what could be in store at this year’s event.

Thomas Haynes
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Czech Success

Gordon Smith

As Czech Airlines Technics continues to expand its product and service portfolio, Airliner World speaks with Pavel Haleš, the company’s chairman and CEO to learn about its future ambitions.

Gordon Smith
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The World's LARGEST Flying Restaurant

Gordon Smith

Serving up hundreds of thousands of meals each day is a daunting task, never mind at 40,000ft and across six continents. Gordon Smith speaks with Darren Bott, Emirates’ vice president catering (global food and beverage) to learn more about the logistics involved.

Gordon Smith
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A New World Standard

David Ransted

The versatile and economical Vickers Vanguard was tailor-made for BEA (British European Airways) and served the airline well for almost 20 years. David Ransted recalls its fascinating history with the airline.

David Ransted

Aeroscopia’s Expanding Fleet

Martin Needham

Toulouse aviation museum Aeroscopia has inducted five commercial airliners into its expanding collection.

Martin Needham
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Rovos Air Convair Metropolitan Crash

Martin Needham

The South African Civil Aviation Authority’s findings following crash in Pretoria.

Martin Needham