The June 2021 edition of Airliner World is an AIR FORCE ONE SPECIAL! Don’t miss our exclusive insights into the presidential jet provided by Scott Bateman, a professional pilot, and the producer behind a ground-breaking TV documentary on America’s flying fortress. We learn more about the challenges and rewards of producing a show on such a sensitive topic, plus we look back at previous iterations of Air Force One before asking what the future might hold.
Elsewhere, as the freight market booms, we investigate the rapid demand for passenger-to-freighter conversions and explore the various options available from manufacturers and third-party providers. Meanwhile, keeping things technical, we discuss the merits of fly-by-wire and automation over traditional human control in a fascinating extract from Jack J Hersch’s new book.
In a rare move for Airliner World, we take a rotary turn and travel to Vancouver to meet the Helijet team. Let’s just say that this Canadian operator offers scheduled air links with a difference! But fear not, for the ‘airline’ traditionalists, we also have a fantastic personal snapshot of Frankfurt Airport from the mid-1980s by Dirk Grothe as well as an exclusive chat with the managing director of Wizz Air UK. Other highlights include BN-2 Islanders in Germany, and a pictorial tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, charting his aviation escapades.