In the October issue of Airliner World, we bring you part one of our Global Airline Guide, a concise reference source detailing the world airline fleet. We also travel to Kigali to find out how RwandAir is playing a crucial role in transforming its home market, and we hear how US regional Republic Airways, having successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, is taking on its next big challenge - overcoming a pilot shortage.
Elsewhere in this edition, we visit German special mission master FAI Aviation, we celebrate 50 years of Monarch Aircraft Engineering and we discover how Paderborn/Lippstadt is maintaining its position as an important gateway to Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. We also remember European Aviation Air Charter, the Bournemouth-based independent best remembered for its fleet of BAC One-Elevens, and we bring you a selection of Australian classics in our nostalgic Postcard from Perth.
Lastly, we bring you our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including details of a new LCC pier at Frankfurt, Cathay Dragon outlines its fleet renewal plans, airberlin files for insolvency, ATR secures a major commitment from Silver Airways, and Air Astana ops for Embraer E-Jet E2s. 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.