December 2019In the December 2019 issue of Airliner World, we celebrate yet another centenary as Avianca hits 100. We chart the Colombian airline’s history from pioneering early years, through challenging times as the flag carrier of a country gripped by political unrest and narcoterrorism, to the present day as it deals with the recent collapses of two affiliate carriers. We also chronicle the South American airline’s introduction of jet aircraft and analyse its bid to become one of the continent’s biggest players, before looking to the future and changes being made to safeguard the carrier’s stability. Elsewhere in this edition, we look back at Niki Lauda’s life away from the fast lane and consider the impact he and his airlines had on the aviation industry. Additionally, we speak to the CEO and President of Cape Air – America’s biggest little airline – as they welcome the first of 100 Tecnam P2012 Travellers and look toward an electric future. Other highlights include a visual feast from on board Ilyushins in Antarctica and an exclusive insight into displaying large commercial jets at trade shows such as Farnborough and Paris. Finally, we bring you our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including Airbus’ recent deals with Spirit Airlines and Czech Airlines, Air New Zealand dropping its only European route and the latest member of the 787-10 club. 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.
Sign up to our newsletter for email updates and news.
Please login to view the latest news, features and reports
Flights made by the ALW team and its subscribers. Enter yours today!
Our Instant Issue Service sends you an email whenever a new issue of Airliner World is out. SAVE ON QUEUES - FREE P&P