Aviation News - July 2016

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This issue of ‘Aviation News’ magazine includes:


Barksdale Bombers – Total Force Integration
Frank Crebas visited Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, to find out how the reservist B-52 force is working closely with its active duty colleagues.

Fairford’s B-52 Desert Storm Ops
During Operation Desert Storm the USAF’s B-52G Stratofortresses flew only 3% of sorties but delivered 30% of all US ordnance.  Dr Kevin Wright looks back at the type’s deployment to RAF Fairford in 1991.

Digital ‘Dinosaur’ – Upgrading a Legend
Tom Kaminski considers the latest developments and plans to improve the capabilities of the B-52H.

The 748 – A British Success Story
Stephen Skinner examines the development of a turboprop that achieved success in both airline and military service.

F-35 Lightning II – Country-by-Country Analysis
Lockheed Martin has developed the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to fulfil multiple missions.  So far 12 customers have announced plans to acquire the Lightning II, as Tom Kaminski explains. 

The World’s Best Airport?
Martyn Cartledge visits Singapore Changi Airport to find out why it is so highly regarded.

RAF Mustangs – Perfecting the P-51
Most readily associated with the US Eighth Air Force, the Mustang was designed against a British requirement and speedily delivered.  The RAF eventually received more than 2,300 Mustangs, using them extensively over Europe, as Paul E Eden explains.

Viewing Area Guide
A description of the excellent aircraft viewing area at Manchester Airport.


Headlines – has details on the maiden flight of the Embraer E190-E2 and the new return to flight project by the team that got Vulcan XH558 back in the air.

Civil News – includes news of the first A350 to join Cathay Pacific Airways and Air Austral’s initial Dreamliner.

Military News – has stories on a major new helicopter training contract for the UK military, Denmark selecting the F-35 and the first flight of the DART-450.

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 a Boeing 767 being used for ‘glamping’ and new home for a former Air Force One.

Airshow News

Aviation Events Calendar

Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast.
Register Review – the latest aircraft changes to the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey registers.
Air Base Movements
Airport Movements