Aviation News - February 2007

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International News
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Orders and Leases by Michael Stroud
Airliner Deliveries
ATC News by David Smith
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
Hi-Tech File: Quiet Airliners -1
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Airlines of the USA since 1914 - by Maurice Wickstead
Book Reviews
DVDs and Video
Letters and emails
Aviation History - Preservation
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

A meeting of Airships
More than 76 years on, an Anglo-German gathering at historic Cardington.

Deutsches Museum
In visiting the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the Editor finds a treasure house of German aviation history.

Trident Fury
Joetey Atttariwala reports from Canada's 2006 combined air exercise and records a range of types from a variety of air forces.

Maple Flag
We review Canada's international exercise, based at Cold Lake, involving more than 5,000 personnel from nine countries, and get a flavour of the event from Joetey Attariwala.

Barry Wheeler continues his classic series on `50s aircraft with a look back at the Sea Fury, one of the most powerful aircraft of the era.

On Wings to Mach 25
Revisiting some of the abandoned efforts at getting wings into space, David Baker reviews the plans and the hopes that may reach fruition with the X-37B.

Dixie Double
Geoff Jones captures a nostalgic and reflective look at two Japanese fighters that have shot up enemy aircraft in countless action movies.

Bye, bye Blackbird, Part 3
Adding much to the Knowledge base on Mach 3 cruise conditions, the SR-71 provided research scientists and test pilots with a unique platform for probing the envelope.

Fighting Helicopters
Part 3 of our continuing series looks at the introduction of the combat helicopter to operations in Vietnam and charts their successes and inadequacies.