The April 2021 edition of Airliner World is an Asia-Pacific special. Our first port of call is Laos, from where we take a domestic hop on the rare Xian MA60 before analysing this fascinating aircraft type. Next, we head Down Under as we grab an exclusive chat with Rex’s deputy chairman to discuss the Aussie firm’s exciting Boeing 737 plans. We then depart for Alice Springs to survey the dozens of airframes grounded by COVID-19. Finally, we bag a virtual seat at a roundtable discussion with the director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
Elsewhere, for those inclined to more historical features, we have not one, but two exhilarating examples. To start, we chronicle the history of the original transatlantic budget pioneer, Loftleiðir, before the first of a fascinating two-part series exploring several well-known brands of the Eastern Bloc under the USSR.
Meanwhile, Airliner World’s Thomas Haynes speaks to two senior figures from the industry: Barbara Kracht, the former VP of media relations at Airbus, whose career at the airframer spanned more than 35 years; and the CEO of the UK’s biggest regional firm, Loganair. We round off this issue by gaining an intriguing insight into FlightRadar24 and assess the impact of Brexit on aviation.
As usual, we also bring you comprehensive coverage of news along with deliveries, flight training, preservation, up-to-date accident reports and MRO news