Aviation News - July 2008

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


International News, including EBACE report
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
Spotlight on After the Battle
ATC News by David Smith
Airshow Listing
Your Questions Answered
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 19 - by Maurice Wickstead
Book Reviews
Aviation History - Preservation
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

The Shape of Wings to come.
Following the acclaimed feature on America's Next Generation Bomber in the March edition, Aviation News reveals more on the shape of the planned B-3 for tomorrow's US Air Force.

ILA Show Report
Consultant Editor Barry Wheeler reports on some of the highlights to emerge from the opening days of the 2008 Berlin Air Show, held at Schönefeld Airport.

Super-stealth bomber for the USAF
The Editor reviews the background to developments on the competition for the B-3.

Spotlight on an MRO
Clive Bennett visits Chevron Aviation at Kemble to see a successful maintenance and overhaul operation concerning BAe 146 airliners.

Teaching the Tutors
Stefan Degraef reports from Cramwell on how the RAF teaches its instructors at the basic level on Grob Tutors.

Defence Helicopter Flying School
Peter Foster reviews the short history of this training operation which encompasses all three UK flying Services.

Going Down Town
A visit to Hanoi gives Peter Foster a chance to view some of the casualties, and some `winners', from the Vietnam wars.

The American Connection - Part 2 1954-58
The second of a three-part pictorial summary of the US Forces in Europe during its post-war build-up in Britain to face an increasingly hostile Soviet Union.

Building Heathrow - Part 2
The mid-years in pictures when London's main airport was the busiest in Europe and considered to be one of the better destinations to call at.

Zürich: Europe's International Hub
Geoff Jones begins a two-part feature on this major airport.

SAR fleet modernises
James D Ferguson visits the new fleet of UK Coastguard Sikorsky S-29s and discovers that they appear to be meeting the requirements of the Agency.