Aviation News - May 2008

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International News
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Orders and Leases by Michael Stroud
Airliner deliveries
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
ATC News by David Smith
Airports International - A series looking at airports in the UK and abroad. This month: Southend pt 1
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 16 - by Maurice Wickstead
Your Questions Answered
Letters
Aviation History - Preservation
Book Reviews
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

Phenom(enal) progress at Embraer
Rod Simpson reports on developments with Brazil's new Phenom 300 and reflects on this up and coming line of business jets.

Britain's supersonic V/STOL
Revealed for the first time, a revolutionary strike fighter capable of land or carrier-based operations is described first-hand by Neville Beckett.

Frontier Airlines
Luigi Vallero takes a look at an airline based in Denver, Col, serving western US routes for almost 50 years.

Lancaster Gunner
Barry Wheeler tells the story of a Lancaster tail gunner who survived a full tour of duty from East Kirkby, and an unexpected finale!

Nine decades of excellence
Philip Stevens illustrates the front line of the RAF as it celebrates 90 years of almost continuous service to the nation.

Maritime protectors
Patrolling the Aegean, Greek marine aviation provides national security and Nato obligations in a potentially turbulent part of the Mediterranean.

Striking to defend
With the demise of No 25 Sqn, RAF, Mick Britton looks at a 93-year-long history that came to an untimely end with disbandment during March.

A dash for cash
The editor takes a highly critical look at BAA and questions the logic of current policies regarding the future of this under-performing dinosaur.

Changing times
Continuing with our RAF at 90 series, we take a look at the contest for equipment in the 1930s and how this prepared the country for battles to come.