Aviation News - March 2009

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International News
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Orders and Leases
Airliner deliveries
ATC news by David Smith
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
Hi Tech File
Your Questions Answered
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 25
Book Reviews
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Aviation History - Preservation
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airports International - A series looking at airports in the UK and abroad. This month Naples.

UCAS-D gathering pace
In a major effort to get the X-47B to carrier-based trials, Northrop Grumman rolls out their newest unmanned combat air system for the US Navy and we look at its new roles and responsibilities.

On a wing and a prayer!
A review of 2008, as Aviation News takes a critical look at who is going up and who is on their way down in perennial scrap for first past the post in commercial aircraft manufacturing.

Heathrow's third runway
The Editor stands back from the heated debate over Heathrow's runway and terminal expansion but finds the professionals dead against government's decision.

Luftwaffe today - change and consolidation
Consultant Editor Barry Wheeler visits the German air force and takes stock of their newest acquisition, revealing how the Eurofighter is being integrated for national defence and Nato obligations.

Luftwaffe colours
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A new book about the camouflage and colour schemes of the World War Two Luftwaffe causes a rethink on some aspects of a familiar subject frequently mistold.
The Vickers Viscount
Second in our series on Classic Airliners, Aviation News provides a historical insight to the world's first turboprop airliner, a veritable money spinner for Britain.
US Military Designations Part 2
Changes brought about by the expansion of the US Army Air Corps during the 1930s introduced new colour schemes and identification markings as the world girded for war.