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For nearly 50 years, Air Transport World , or ATW, has been the leading monthly magazine serving the needs of the global airline and commercial air transport manufacturing communities. Through its renowned editorswho have been nominated for nearly every major aviation journalism award available today—ATW provides balanced international coverage of the airline industry and reports on the trends that affect the way airlines do business.

Topics covered in ATW  include airline operations, airline management issues, information technology, safety & security, eco-aviation, alliances, distribution, transport aircraft and engine programs, MRO, aero-politics, regulation, finance and leasing, airport development and air cargo.

One of the areas where ATW stands apart from its competitors resides in its six pillar issues each year. Each one is dedicated to a specific topic or research, and airline executives worldwide use these pillar issues for reference, statistics, competitive analysis, planning and strategy.

The January issue predicts the Industry Forecast, a comprehensive forecast on the industry for the new year focusing on passenger and cargo traffic, airline financial results and analysis on future trends. It also details the competitive and economic landscape for the aviation industry.

Every February ATW announces the winners of the prestigious ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards, including Airline of the Year. In this competitive environment, airlines focus on what strategic advantages they have and how they compare to the industry standards.   

The July issue focuses on the World Airline Report, which provides detailed fleet, financial and traffic information on more than 350 airlines as well as an overview of the key events and trends of previous 12 months that affect the airline industry.

September’s World Airport Report is an extensive data-driven report examining the evolution of world airport traffic by region of the world and by type of airport (intercontinental hub, continental hub, regional platform). Supported by Arthur D. Little’s extensive research and data collection, this expansive report identifies success factors among leading airports and analyzes why others may lag behind.

The MRO Market Review issue in November provides a great tool to reach the maintenance, repair and overhaul markets. This issue offers an in-depth look at trends and the general state of MRO worldwide.

Lastly, the December issue is earmarked for Fleet Planning and Asset Management. As access to capital is limited and there is a high level of uncertainty as to when bank vaults will reopen, this annual issue tackles this matter.

In-between issues, keep up-to-date on the latest aviation news through ATWOnline.com, the website of the ATW Media Group. Brief articles are delivered daily via email to subscribers and are available online. Updated daily, the editors write about topics affecting the industry and offer brief summaries of events including traffic and aircraft transaction data, commentary and insight, and articles excerpted from Air Transport World. Also online is the ATW Shop, offering a selection of aviation products geared for the airline enthusiast, including airline-related books, newsletters, industry research, and the annual ATW Classic Airliner Calendar.

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