Aviation News - April 2008

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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
Aviation History - Preservation
Airports International - A series looking at airports in the UK and abroad. This Month: Humberside
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 15 - by Maurice Wickstead
Book Reviews
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

The US Nuclear Deterrent in the UK - and how it might be used
Two decades after the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union, Europe still has a prodigious inventory of US nuclear weapons in six countries. Aviation News takes a privileged look at the 21st century nuclear stakes.

Military Aviation in Central America
Rod Simpson takes a look at the varied state of aviation in Central American states, visiting several countries to report on what he found there.

Floatplane Foray
In the high reaches of Alaska floatplanes and mountains present an idyllic cocktail of aesthetics and aviation, as Fred Seggie reports from a recent visit where the only sensible way to travel is by air.

The RAF - Winning war and sustaining peace
Part 5 of our series celebrating the 90th anniversary of the RAF looks at challenges faced by this nascent force at home and abroad during its first decade.

Fallen Eagle
We look at the events surrounding the death of Manfred von Richthofen 90 years on and ask whether he should ever have been allowed to return to flying after his near fatal accident.

Canada's UK Sabre Wing
Continuing our Fifties Front-line series, Barry Wheeler now turns his investigation pen to an evaluation of Canadian Sabres operating in the UK during the intense period of Cold War build-up.