August 2018In the August issue of Airliner World, we celebrate ten years of São Paulo-based Azul, one of Brazil’s biggest carriers. We also find out why turboprops – the demise of which has been predicted more than once by certain observers – continue to attract new orders, cast a critical eye on the challenges facing manufacturers as they deliver more powerful and efficient engines and, with the Farnborough Airshow rapidly looming, we look back on 70 years of innovation at the Hampshire airfield.
Elsewhere in this edition, commercial pilot and Cessna 208 Caravan skipper Doug Haddaway outlines a typical day feeding the FedEx chain, we go behind the scenes of ‘Operation Kiev’, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Champions League Airlift and we visit Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop Airport. We also join Hainan Airlines for its maiden departure from Scotland – and it’s first arrival into Ireland, and we preview WestJet’s soon-to-be-delivered Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Lastly, we bring you our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including a £1bn investment for Gatwick, Heathrow’s third runway gets the green light, Emirates debuts at London/Stansted, FedEx adds more freighters, Trent troubles continue for Rolls-Royce and Airbus closes in on C Series acquisition. 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, plus we give you the chance to win a year’s subscription in our Caption Competition.