Aviation-related Magazines Guide
||Issues per Year: 12
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Publisher: Ikaros Publications
Country: Japan Language: Japanese
Main Genre: civil
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes
From the same publisher as and showing more than a family resemblance to J-Wings (see below) the longer-established Airline does exactly what its title suggests by providing wide, in-depth coverage of all aspects of commercial aviation – the aircraft and the people who work on them – but only in Japanese.
For example, features in the April 2003 issue (No.286) covered YS-11 winter operations in Japan’s frozen north, an in-flight report about an inaugural Japan Air Commuter Dash8-Q400 service, a special on the Airbus family focusing on the A380 and industry interviews related to the plight of United Airlines. Photographic content, with contributions from around the world, is to a consistently lavish standard.
Targeted at wannabe pilots as well as aviation enthusiasts the magazine also includes flying course advertising amongst extensive plugging of the wares available from Ikaros` own Norimono Kurabu (‘Transport Club’ – formerly Airshop Ikaros) hobby shop and articles on modelling and airport photography. In this latter respect, the “Airport Walker” series has been started to give terminal building layout, best photography locations and arrival and departure information for a particular Japanese airport in each issue.
Ikaros also publishes the annual Airliners Album (ISBN 4-87149-446-2, ¥2860) and the seventh title in its airliner series, covering the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/Boeing 717 family (ISBN 4-87149-413-6, ¥2860) was published in October 2002.
First published during the 1980s. Covers all facets of airline operations in Japan, including articles about the aircraft and the people who work on them. Each issue includes a mini-timetable listing all Japanese domestic flights, and a gift shop catalogue for airline enthusiasts.
Further information: Ikaros Publications, Ltd., Kagurazaka K Building, Kagurazaka 3-2, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8616, Japan. Tel: +81 3 3267 2868, Fax: +81 3 3267 2790. E-mail: email@example.com Web: Ikaros
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