Aviation News - November 2008

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International News
ATC News by David Smith
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Orders and Leases
Airliner deliveries
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
Your Questions Answered
Airports International - A series looking at airports in the UK and abroad. This month: Venice
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 22 - by Maurice Wickstead
Book Reviews
Aviation History - Preservation
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

High Flight - the ultimate ride
Richard Branson unveils his new Spaceport America terminal for a rocket ride to the fringe of space as mother ship and carrier are unveiled by builders Scaled Composites.

Air Arabia - the low-cost Gulf queen
Luigi Vellero takes a trip to the Middle East and reports on a quality, low cost airline with a challenging and expanding agenda, but a clear route to success as global economic challenges threaten competitors.

Airshow reports
Bob Archer visits Hardwick airfield in Norfolk for some interesting fly-ins, Alyson Elwood drops in on a murky day at RAF Leuchars and Geoff Jones goes to a birthday party in France.

Square off! The Big Debate as vote time nears
With the US presidential election only weeks away, and many changes in the offing to defence spending, we look at the prospects for aviation offered by both sides in the great debate and see what it might mean for the rest of us.

Mirage F.1 - a class act!
Ian Harding concludes his two-part features on Mirafe operations with details of changes afoot and uncertainties surrounding this most iconic of Dassault's fighter family.

Lightning bolt!
It's birthday time for the English Electric Lightning and Aviation News celebrates one of the truly great interceptors of all time, the RAF's last all-British fighter, 50 years on from that first Mach 2 flight.

Support Front
Consultant editor Barry Wheeler continues his look at the support aircraft behind front-line forces with the RAF during the 1950s in a continuing series examining Britain's air capabilities 50 years ago.

WhiteKnight 2 .and SpaceShip 2
Aviation News takes a look behind the factory door as Burt Rutan brings near to completion plans to carry fare-paying passengers more than 70 miles above the earth, courtesy of Richard Branson.