Aviation News - June 2016

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Building on Success
Assistant Editor James Ronayne details the latest developments at Heathrow Airport.

Heathrow Through the Years
A pictorial look at some of the key events that have shaped Heathrow’s history.

Heathrow Heavies Guide
Aviation News lists the various widebody aircraft that visit the airport on a regular basis.

Spotting from the ‘Queens Building’
Editor Dino Carrara remembers a day spent on the viewing terrace atop the ‘Queens Building’ in 1984.

Also in this issue:
F-22s at Lakenheath – Raptors Deploy in Force
Editor Dino Carrara reports from RAF Lakenheath on the recent deployment of F-22 Raptors to the UK.

Edwards AFB – Home of USAF Testing
Erik Bruijns and Mark de Greeuw report from Edwards AFB, California.

Airbus A320neo Family – The New Generation
Dave Willis examines the A320neo Family.

Cool Cats – RAF Germany’s Jaguar Force
Dr Kevin Wright details the roles of the SEPECAT Jaguar with RAF Germany.

Nature Air – The World’s First Carbon Neutral Airline
Tom Singfield visits Costa Rica to learn more about Nature Air’s ground-breaking – and brightly-coloured – operation.

Ju 290 – Junkers’ Colossus
Robert Forsyth profiles the Junkers Ju 290.


Headlines – has details on the retirement of the Delta’s major C Series deal, the first flights of the Kamov Ka-62 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries X-2.

Civil News – includes news of the first CRJ200 for Sparkle Roll Jet, LATAM Airlines’ rebrand and the sale of London City Airport.

Military News – has stories on the retirement of the last Canadian CC-130E Hercules, the disbandment of 208 (R) Sqn and the Luftwaffe’s decision to pull out of Holloman AFB. 

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 the re-opening of the Gatwick Aviation Museum, a new paint scheme for Pima’s Canso and an Australian Super Constellation restoration. 

Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast.

Air Mail – readers’ letters.
Register Review
Air Base Movements
Airport Movements