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Vamos Volotea!

VOLOTEA HAS taken the first step in its fleet renewal programme after introducing its maiden Airbus A319 into service.  The arrival of the former Air Malta example, EI-FMT (c/n 2113) Han Volo, marks a major change for the Barcelona-based low-cost

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Looking Ahead

Richard Benedikz visited the ‘frozen north’ to find out how Oslo/Gardermoen Airport in Norway has integrated biofuel into its fuel delivery infrastructure. Norway has often led the way with initiatives to reduce carbon emissions. Its latest incentive – to make

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Air France

Celebrating 70 Years of Service After starting out as a private entity Air France will celebrate its 70th anniversary this October in the knowledge that it will be returning to private ownership in the next two years. Although the completion

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Airbus’ Super Transporter

A300-600ST BELUGA Following the formation of Airbus Industrie in 1970 by the major French, German, British and Spanish aerospace companies; it immediately faced a difficult decision: how to transport large aircraft components built at the consortium’s manufacturing centres across Europe

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Eznis Airways

Although it is barely five years old, Eznis Airways has emerged as the leading domestic airline in Mongolia. Sebastian Schmitz travels to the carrier’s base in Ulaanbaatar to discover the secret to its success. Mongolia is a vast and sparsely

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From the Flightdeck : Boeing 757

Air Italy Boeing 757-200s can carry 209 passengers – ten in Business Class and 199 in Economy. (All photos author)

Marco Finelli joins the crew of an Air Italy flight from Italy to Brazil. Mission To Parnaíba The vivid colours, the rhythm of the samba, and the relaxed attitude to life are what many tourists most remember about Brazil. Italian

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Boeing Finally Delivers…

US MANUFACTURER Boeing delivered its first B787 to launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) on September 26. Dubbed the Dreamliner, the jet was presented to airline executives by over 500 Boeing employees in a ceremony at its Everett plant in

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Thailand’s ROYAL ORCHID – Airliner World, August 2009

Thailand's national carrier, Thai Airways International, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. (Oliver Baumberger)

2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the formation of Thai Airways International (THAI). Barry Woods-Turner takes a look at how the Asian carrier has evolved over this period and how the current economic downturn will affect its future prospects. Thai

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Florida One Construction

Southwest Airlines shows how its logojet ‘Florida One’ was produced from parts to flying.

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Workhorse still going strong

The DC-3 first flew 75 years ago, but still flies across the globe. Airliner Classics reports. On December 17, 2010, it will be 107 years since the first powered flight. It will also be the 75th anniversary of the first

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