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Volume 12, April 2017 | Contents

America dreams bookmark
There were some positive trends in America’s airline industry last year, and projections for this year are relatively upbeat. However, there is a cautious tone about the operating environment ahead, as Keith Mwanalushi finds
Cash converters bookmark
The passenger-to-freighter conversions market is seeing significant activity, especially for Boeing 737 feedstock. Martin Rivers investigates
Editorial comment - April 2017 bookmark
Although we are not yet at the stage where biofuels will replace traditional fuels, there is a clear collective ambition by airlines to push for sustainable alternative aviation jet fuels – mostly biojet fuels.
Gaining altitude bookmark
Martin Gauss is a man who understands only too well the perils of running a state-owned airline and now, as CEO of airBaltic he explains to Martin Rivers how lessons from the past can build a vibrant, forward-looking carrier
High flyers club bookmark
As several low cost and regional carriers expand operations and add new bases, Keith Mwanalushi looks at how some airlines and training academies are working to meet the demand for new cabin crew
Independence vote bookmark
Loganair is ending its longstanding franchise agreement with Flybe, opting instead to go it alone. Martin Rivers looks at the possible options while a new business strategy is being finalised
Niche player bookmark
Angus Mackay and Stuart Rubin from ICF International analyse the market for the Saab 340B. Despite there still being a good number in active service, the turboprop has had a challenging history
Playing the middleman bookmark
The Hahn Air Group has developed a robust enterprise by offering distribution solutions to airlines of all business models, among them small, medium and low cost carriers. Keith Mwanalushi examines the importance of such visibility
Power trip bookmark
Engine leasing remains a popular activity, especially with some aircraft staying in service longer. Keith Mwanalushi analyses the market demand for mid-life engines
Propelling the market bookmark
Focusing on airline customers and market development are the key strategies for ATR’s new CEO Christian Scherer, he explains to Keith Mwanalushi on board the first 72-600 biofuel flight
April 2017