Aviation News - July 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
Your Questions Answered
NATO Notes by Peter Foster
US Military by Bob Archer
Major Airlines of the USA: Delta Air Lines Pt 1 - by Maurice Wickstead
DVDs and CD-Roms
Book Reviews
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson
Aviation History - Preservation
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid

Sun `n Fun
A stunning dawn start to a confident Florida air show guaranteed to draw the crowds.

The last gunfighter in town?
The Editor takes a look at major changes to US defence policy as unmanned aerial vehicles integrate with manned aircraft, stunting procurement of some systems.

Douglas DC-8
Sixth in our regular monthly series on post-war Classic Airliners, the DC-8 provides clear indications that in the early days at least Boeing did not have a clear run.

Decline and fall of UK air defences
Mick Britton relates the continued decline in the UK's air defence capability now the government has declared that threats to this country fail to warrant the commitment it once did.

JIA - gateway to Jacksonville
Barry Wheeler takes a look at the refurbishment of old F/A-18 Hornets at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville under an efficient Lean Manufacturing programme.

New stings for old Hornets
Barry Wheeler takes a look at the refurbishment of old F/A-18 Hornets at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville under an efficient Lean Manufacturing programme.

Classic Flight Club soars
An innovative idea is taking shape at the Classic Flight Club at Coventry airport and Aviation News went along to get a first-hand look at what is going on.

Airshows
Geoff Jones reports from Florida's Sun `n Fun, Adrian Balch dropped in at Abingdon and Brian Maidment joined the crowds - and the BBC - at Kemble.

EBACE challenges business
Rod Simpson visited EBACE and toured the manufacturers stands getting a look at prospects and projects in a time of fiscal austerity.

NEW feature!
Cameras in focus
Announcing a new series on aviation photography to include interviews with the professionals, advice from experts, a review of products and competitions.

Hellenic hover
The Greek air force is getting a cutting-edge rotary-winged combat helicopter. Ian Harding, Chris Lofting and Richard Gennis report on the birth of a breed in the first of a two-part feature.