Aviation News - December 2007

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International News
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Orders and Leases by Michael Stroud
Airliner Deliveries
ATC News by David Smith
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
Your Questions Answered
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 11 - by Maurice Wickstead
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Book Reviews
Aviation History - Preservation
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

Rotarians at Duxford
Barry Wheeler swings by the 2007 Helitech show to take a peak at the latest developments in the helicopter world.

Personal Jets at NBAA
The annual business aviation show comes under scrutiny as Rod Simpson finds an inclination towards the personal.

Inspiring the next generation
The Science Museum projects a museum development that aims to stimulate interest from young people.

CAF 50th
The Commemorative AF celebrates its half-century, and Alastair Robertson tells us how the party went.

Vulcan to the Sky
After a decade of effort, XH558 finally made it into the air. We reflect on the next steps in this groundbreaking project.

Arctic Tiger
Bob Archer reports on this year's themed Tiger Meet which has a humanitarian slant.

Coming to a gate near you!
The Airbus A380 starts scheduled services and this photo-spread shows how Singapore Airlines is furnishing its Super Jumbos.

707-classic of the airways
Former 707 pilot Stephen Haye recalls with some nostalgia the dawning era of fast jet travel in smooth air.

The Blue Box maker
David Oliver looks back at the advent of the Link trainer and recalls a time when flight simulation was much simpler than today.

CAE - simulating the science of flight
In an age of electronic simulation, the pilot today has a lot of experience in his virtual logbook before taking to the air.

Short lived sub-hunter
Barry Wheeler recalls the ungainly, but somehow alluring, attraction of the last Fairey to grace carrier decks, the Gannet.

Desert interlude
Jim Grant opens another chapter in our RAF at 90 series with a tale of not-so-exotic Eastern adventure.