Aviation News - May 2014

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


This 84-page issue of ‘Aviation News incorporating Classic Aircraft’ magazine has articles on:

Vulcan XH558: Looking Back, Powering Ahead
Aviation News can exclusively reveal that Vulcan XH558 might possibly fly beyond 2015.  Paul Fiddian previews the upcoming display season and beyond while reflecting on the iconic Cold War bomber’s activities last year.

RAF TriStar Finale
Editor Dino Carrara reports on the last days of the TriStar in RAF service.

Hong Kong Kai Tak Remembered
Bruce Hales-Dutton describes the history of Hong Kong’s spectacular Kai Tak airport that was famous for its curved approach.

BA CityFlyer – City Slickers
Bruce Hales-Dutton charts BA CityFlyer’s expansion and its diversification from its business roots to leisure getaways in Europe.

Turkey's Phantom Force
The story of Turkey’s Phantoms began in 1974 and, thanks to upgrades and new weapons, retirement is not expected until the early 2020s as Arda Mevlütoğlu explains.

Convairliners - 66 Years of Service
The Convair family of propliners is examined by Charles Woodley.
Military Constellations Part 2
US Navy, Army and Export
Bob Archer concludes his look at military Lockheed Constellations, turning his attention to the US Navy’s examples and those exported around the world.

This month we feature the Montréal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel.
Daniel Boyd reports on a hotel located in the heart of one of Canada’s main hubs.


Headlines – includes the latest news on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, planned changes to the US Air Force and major orders from Qatari Government including for Airbus A330 tanker transports..
Civil News – includes details of the first photos of fully painted Airbus A380s for Asiana Airlines and Qatar Airways, a plan to raise runway capacity at Heathrow and details of two new helicopters from Bell and Enstrom.

Military News – includes details and a photo of the first M-346 for the Israel Air and Space Force, news on retiring RF-4C Phantoms and a photo of the RAF Puma painted in the same scheme as a Sunderland flying boat once operated by the squadron.
Preservation News – this section features the latest news on the heritage aircraft scene from around the world, be it return to flight projects or new additions to museums.  This month’s section includes details of the loan of a Hawker Typhoon from the RAF Museum to another museum in Canada, a photo of a reproduction of a Bugatti 100P that is due to fly later this year and Pima Air & Space Museum's latest acquisition.
Aviation Archaeology – any news on historic aircraft being unearthed or found after many years will be covered in this section. 
Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast.
Air Mail – readers’ letters.
Models Roundup – reviews of new diecast models on the market.
Register Review
Air Base Movements
Airport Movements