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Volume 11, April 2016 | Contents

Age of the propeller bookmark
With the sanctions relaxed in Iran, the reinstatement of flights between the US and Cuba, and the creeping potential of African regional flights, the ATR 42/72 programme is fully geared up to tap into new opportunities. Mike Yeomans of IBA takes a closer look at the French-Italian regional success
Brand is forever bookmark
Non-legacy carriers have the challenge of differentiating themselves in order to stand out. Keith Mwanalushi speaks to industry experts about the importance of branding strategies for start-up airlines
Editorial comment - April 2016 bookmark
When Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of February, the event highlighted the troubling and ongoing pilot shortages in the US regional airline sector
Gate control bookmark
Efficient gate management is vital for low-cost carriers to achieve stringent turnaround targets. Ian Putzger looks at how airports are using technology to address this challenge
Growing momentum bookmark
Eastern European economies have been experiencing a surge in growth relative to their Western European neighbours. An analysis by aviation data specialist OAG unravels what is driving this rise in the east
Internet in the sky bookmark
The adoption of wifi services by budget carriers has been relatively slow. With costs now dropping, Keith Mwanalushi asks whether connectivity and revenue opportunities will increase
Jazzing it up bookmark
Labour issues can be a challenge for any regional carrier. But in Canada, Jazz has shown that managing the human element effectively is a vital part of any healthy business. Martin Rivers reports
Milestone or stepping stone? bookmark
The COMAC C919 represents the latest intent by China to enter the mainstream commercial aircraft market. But as Steve Johnson reports, the sleek new jetliner must appeal far beyond its borders
Plane hunting bookmark
Airlines are hanging on to used aircraft longer than envisaged, but as Ian Putzger discovers, the low fuel price is just one aspect to consider
Q&A: At the leading edge bookmark
Nico Gormsen, General Manager, Hahn Air Lines GmbH
Not only is Nico Gormsen the General Manger at Hahn Air, he is also a pilot for the carrier
April 2016