In the February issue of Airliner World, we shine the spotlight on Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. We also cast a critical eye on a tie-up between European aerospace giant Airbus and Bombardier that may have thrown the new-generation C Series a potential lifeline, and we join Swiss watchmaker Breitling on the trip of a lifetime, circumnavigating the globe in a classic Douglas DC-3.
Elsewhere in this edition, we profile Denmark’s first seaplane carrier, Nordic Seaplanes, put Embraer’s Legacy 450 business jet through its paces, and visit Snoopy’s own airport, Charles M Schulz Sonoma County. We also take a look at easyJet’s orange revolution at Liverpool, preview Emirates’ new First-Class Suite, and SIA Engineering CEO Png Kim Chiang tells us about the challenges facing the Singapore-based MRO.
Lastly, we bring you our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including LOT Polish Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, Airbus starts final assembly of the A330-800, WestJet partners up with Pacific Coastal Airlines to provide a new regional offering, and FedEx Express signs up as launch customer for Textron Aviation’s Cessna SkyCourier 408.
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.