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Aviation News July 2016

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This issue of ‘Aviation News’ magazine includes:


Barksdale Bombers – Total Force Integration
Frank Crebas visited Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, to find out how the reservist B-52 force is working closely with its active duty colleagues.

Fairford’s B-52 Desert Storm Ops
During Operation Desert Storm the USAF’s B-52G Stratofortresses flew only 3% of sorties but delivered 30% of all US ordnance. Dr Kevin Wright looks back at the type’s deployment to RAF Fairford in 1991.

Digital ‘Dinosaur’ – Upgrading a Legend
Tom Kaminski considers the latest developments and plans to improve the capabilities of the B-52H.

The 748 – A British Success Story
Stephen Skinner examines the development of a turboprop that achieved success in both airline and military service.

F-35 Lightning II – Country-by-Country Analysis
Lockheed Martin has developed the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to fulfil multiple missions. So far 12 customers have announced plans to acquire the Lightning II, as Tom Kaminski explains.

The World’s Best Airport?
Martyn Cartledge visits Singapore Changi Airport to find out why it is so highly regarded.

RAF Mustangs – Perfecting the P-51
Most readily associated with the US Eighth Air Force, the Mustang was designed against a British requirement and speedily delivered. The RAF eventually received more than 2,300 Mustangs, using them extensively over Europe, as Paul E Eden explains.

Viewing Area Guide
A description of the excellent aircraft viewing area at Manchester Airport.

Plus more articles and sections including the latest civil, military and heritage aviation news.