Aviation News - February 2008

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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
Your Questions Answered
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
NEW Airports International - A series looking at airports in the UK and abroad. This Month: LAX
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 13 - by Maurice Wickstead
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Letters
Aviation History - Preservation
Book Reviews
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

Blackswift
In an Aviation News exclusive, the editor takes a look at the new Mach 6 strike platform on a fast track to service with the US Air Force.

Zoom to Bermuda
Tom Singfield looks back at the Bermuda services of Zoom and forward to a healthy future for this popular operation.

Hellenic fire force
Arriving when the Greek forest fires posed a demanding challenge, Ian Harding reviews the airborne fire fighters.

Platinum Force India
Peter Foster looks in on a display of India's air power on the occasion of a special birthday.

Boneyard Treasures.
More a waiting room for the grave, hot and dry desert locations attract old and very old airframes alike, as Keith Burton reflects.

Helicopter centenary
Recorded by the first flight of the Eurocopter Tiger HAD, France celebrates 100 years of rotary winged flight.

Aviation Nation 2007
As the last of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the US Air Force, Nellis AFB hosts a glittering galaxy of favourites. A report by Paul Tillier.