Aviation News - April 2016

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


This issue of ‘Aviation News incorporating Classic Aircraft’ magazine includes:

A380 – Final Assembly to Delivery
Martyn Cartledge explains the process after an Airbus A380 leaves the production hall until delivery to an airline.

In The Red Corner
Discovery Air Defence Services provides adversary support to the Luftwaffe, as Dr Stefan Petersen explains. 

The Flying Bulls – Giving Red Bull its Wings
Assistant Editor James Ronayne visits The Flying Bulls’ impressive home in Salzburg.

Westland Wessex – Robust All-rounder
Jon Lake reviews the UK military career of the Wessex.

Air Chathams DC-3 – Classic Propliner Flights
Geoff Jones reports on Air Chathams’ Douglas DC-3 operations. 

French Lancasters – Scouring the Seas
France became a major operator of the Avro Lancaster following World War Two, as Malcolm V Lowe explains.

Airline Pilot Training Special

CTC Aviation
Chief Commercial Officer Anthony Petteford talks to Aviation News about CTC Aviation’s career programmes.

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Editor Dino Carrara visited CAE Oxford Aviation Academy to hear about the courses it offers future pilots.

Pan Am Academy
Dino Carrara assesses the US-based academy. 

Flight Training Providers
A listing of pilot training companies.


Headlines – has details on the first flight of the Airbus A321neo, the rollout of the first Embraer E190-E2 and the naming of the USAF’s new bomber. 

Civil News – includes news of the first Dreamliner for Saudia, Bombardier’s new high-density Dash 8 Q400 and British Airways’ new routes from Stansted. 

Military News – has stories on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II’s first transatlantic crossing, Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper and a proposed airshow at RAF Scampton.

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 Lockheed Constellation N422NA returning to Chino, a Harrier T.4A in Australia and a Halifax recovery project which has been given the green light. 

Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast.
Air Mail – readers’ letters.
Register Review
Air Base Movements
Airport Movements