Aviation News - May 2009

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International News
Your Questions Answered
Letters
Airports by Keith Crowden
Airliner deliveries
ATC news by David Smith
NATO Notes by Peter Foster
US Military by Bob Archer
DVDs and Simulation games
Book Reviews
Aviation History - Preservation
Off the Shelf: Airband Radios
Major Airlines of the USA: Continental Airlines Pt2 - by Maurice Wickstead
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Hi Tech File
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid

Silent Eagle
Boeing launches a challenge to export sales of the F-35 through a substantial upgrade of the F-15 - with stealth!

A bomber station remembers
Derek Bower visits the memorial room at Linton-on-Ouse, once headquarters of No 4 Group during the Second World War.

Fractional aviation
At a time when corporate jets are definitely not the toys to flaunt, leasing and shared-ownership may be the way to fly in future.

New from Nigeria
Arik Air has a new profile, strong leadership and a workable business plan as we found out.

De Havilland Comet
Fourth in our Classic Airliners series, the groundbreaking Comet, the world's first jet airliner, is remembered with affection.

Reading the runes
The Editor examines the airliner market and looks at how the order books may go in a turbulent year amid global depression.

BBMF pitches in!
The RAF Bomber Command Memorial Appeal gets a boost from a very special campaign by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Viper comes of age
Ian Harding, Chris Lofting and Richard Gennis visit the Hellenic air force to catch up on deployment of the latest F-16C/D Block 52+.

Anson finale
Barry Wheeler continues his review of RAF supporting forces with coverage of the Anson and the Devon, familiar sights at airfields in the 1950s.

US Designations pt 4
In our continuing series we look at some of the changes in colours and insignia prior to the formation of the US air force in 1947.

Helicopter Industry Review
Rod Simpson reports from California's HeliExpo 2009 to review a market potentially well poised to weather the economic storm.

Gloster fighter projects
In the first of a new SECRET! Series, Tony Butter looks at the Gloster drawing board of the 1950s to see what never made it into metal.