April 2018In the April issue of Airliner World, we chronicle the history of British Airways’ regional subsidiary, BA CityFlyer, we shine the spotlight on the Irkut MC-21, Russia’s newest airliner, and Pan Am’s last president and CEO Russell Ray Jr reflects on his time with the airline and his efforts to help save the failing carrier. <br><br>Elsewhere in this edition, we take a look at Lufthansa’s new branding, its first major change in decades, we find out how Dutch firm Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) recycled its first Airbus A340, and we join Alaska Airlines on its ‘milk run’, providing an essential lifeline to remote communities in America’s largest state. We also profile Canada’s Chorus Aviation, parent of Jazz Air and a leading provider of airline operations and services, and we hear from IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac on the challenges facing the global aviation sector. <br><br>Lastly, we bring you our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including a full round-up from the Singapore Airshow, and highlights from ATR’s annual press conference, plus Pilatus delivers its first PC-24, Boeing secures 737 MAX 9 certification, UPS signs for more 747s, and Bombardier overturns US import tariff ruling. We also have all our regular sections covering the latest commercial aircraft acquisitions, up-to-date accident reports and developments from the world of aviation training and MROs, and we give you the chance to win a year’s subscription in our caption competition. This edition also includes our annual UK and Ireland Airlines Guide.
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