Aviation News - May 2015

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Air France Concordes – A Supersonic Saga
Stephen Skinner traces the highs and lows of Air France’s Concorde operations.

C-141Starlifter – The USAF’s First Jet Strategic Airlifter
The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter played a significant role in the US military’s transport fleet for more than four decades.  Bob Archer tells the story of this unsung hero.

London Luton Airport – Building for Growth
Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne visits London Luton Airport to find out about its £100m redevelopment.

German Tornados – Preparing for the Future
The Luftwaffe is upgrading its Tornados to ensure the swing-wing jet remains sufficiently capable, as Dr Stefan Petersen explains.

Lockheed Starliner – The Ultimate Constellation
Charles Woodley chronicles the story of Lockheed’s highly advanced propliner, the L-1649A Starliner.

Tales from the Logbook – Paris 1977
Gerry Manning recounts a trip to the 1977 Paris Air Show, via the airfields and airports of northern France.

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley – The Versatile Bomber
Malcolm V Lowe profiles the varied career of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.


Headlines – has details of the rollout of the first Italian built F-35 and news of the full reopening of AIRBASE at Coventry.

Civil News – includes news of a new Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757, the rollout of the first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines and the 9,000th delivery by Airbus.

Military News – has stories on two new special schemes on Coningsby Typhoons, the retirement of the Turkish RF-4E Phantom fleet and a US Army Black Hawk deployment to Europe.

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 the details of a Qantas 747 joining the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, a Privateer returning to the skies after restoration and a US Spitfire’s visit to the UK this summer. 
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