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Airways Magazine - October 2012

 

Airways Magazine October 2012 Cover

 


FEATURES



FAB 2012

PHOTO: SPAphoto 

Farnborough 2012

The Dreamliner and A380 were two of the airliner highlights at Farnborough this year.

 


  Big Flo

 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.

 


 

JAL

PHOTO: JAL

Tsurumaru Rising

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’.




 

Air Koryo

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.



 

PLUS

Ghosts of Octobers Past

by Justin Schlechter

 


DEPARTMENTS


 

Both Sides:  A Very Cool Ride

by Clayton Taylor

 

Business Flyer: Air Koryo

by  Arthur Stevens


Debrief

Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.

 

Mailbag

Our global forum for our readers’ opinions, feedback, and contributions.


News from the Airways

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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