Aviation News - June 2008

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International News
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Airports International - A series looking at airports in the UK and abroad. This Month: Southend pt 2
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Orders and Leases by Michael Stroud
Airliner Deliveries
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
ATC News by David Smith
Your Questions Answered
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 16 - by Maurice Wickstead
Aviation History - Preservation
Book Reviews
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

Sun `n Fun
The year starts here! Geoff Jones visits the somewhat depleted Sun `n Fun in Lakeland, Florida to sample the new and up and coming on land and on water.

BBI - Berlin's new airport
Barry Wheeler does a reconnaissance of the New Berlin Brandenburg International airport being built at Schonefeld and reports on progress.

Building Heathrow - Part 1
With much more furore over early experiences with Terminal 5, we take a long look at the development of Heathrow, beginning just after the Second World War.

BAA - Humbug!
The Editor takes a highly critical look at the worsening plight of the UK's biggest airport owner and asks what lies in the future for a corporation in crisis.

Flying on Impulse
Technical developments in aviation know no bounds and innovation is cracking limits now seen as surmountable in long duration flight, powered by the Sun.

The American Connection - Part 1 1950-54
Barry Wheeler resumes his Fifties Front-line series with the first in a three-part look at US Air Forces Europe in the early post-war build-up.

Airlift Anniversary
It is just 60 years since the former capital of a defeated Germany was placed under siege by Soviet Russia. Pictures mark the Airlift which relieved a hungry population.
Killing off Tempelhof
One of the most iconic landmarks to German commercial aviation from the days of the Third Reich to the present, Tempelhof is doomed, as Barry Wheeler found out during a recent visit.

Air Museum update 2008
With summer just around the corner it is time to think about those places where aviation history is alive and well represented in museums around the UK.