Airways Magazine - October 2012
The Dreamliner and A380 were two of the airliner highlights at Farnborough this year.
PHOTO: MARK L BERRY
Big Flo Flies No More: The Broken Wing Team
by Leland (Chip) Shanle Jr & Mark L Berry
We continue our exclusive inside report of the preparations for deliberately crashing a Boeing 727 onto a desert lakebed for the purposes of safety research and enhancement.
by Jeff Kriendler
Riding the tailwinds of a strong yen, resurgent demand after the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011, and deep cost-cutting and massive debt relief, Japan Airlines has become one of the world’s most profitable carriers, a far cry from when it went begging for a government lifeline in 2010 to keep it in the air.
PHOTO: COURTESY DAVID H STRINGER
The Rise and Fall of Golden West Airlines
by Maurice J Wickstead
During the Sixties the US feeder airline industry was entering a boom period. One of the growth areas was California, and while most newcomers lasted only for a year or two and few were ever consistently profitable, one long-time survivor was Golden West Airlines, self-proclaimed as ‘The Nation's Largest Commuter Airline’.
PHOTO: ARTHUR STEVENS
Touring North Korea with Air Koryo
by Arthur Stevens
Travel with us to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to sample Air Koryo, one of the least known airlines of the world.
Ghosts of Octobers Past
by Justin Schlechter
Both Sides: A Very Cool Ride
by Clayton Taylor
Business Flyer: Air Koryo
by Arthur Stevens
Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.
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Colorfully illustrated highlights of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including fleet changes, new airlines, and new paint schemes.
Those Were the Days: LAX in the Sixties
by Jon Proctor
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