Aviation News - June 2017

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USAF F-35As Deploy to Europe
Dr Kevin Wright reports on the recent F-35A detachment at RAF Lakenheath.

Multi-role Hellenic Mirages
Greek Mirage 2000s tackle vital missions in the air, over land and at sea. Lewis Gaylard reports with photography by Mark Rourke/Pixelsnipers.

Masters of the Mustang
Stallion 51 marked its 30th birthday with a series of special events in Florida during April. Nigel Price recorded the commemorations for Aviation News.

A380 from the Cockpit: Learning to Fly a Behemoth
Lufthansa’s two chief A380 training captains chat with Charles Kennedy about the knowledge required to fly the superjumbo.

Airbus A380 Airline Guide
A review of the current operators of the superjumbo.

Emirates: Fulfilling the A380’s Potential
Martyn Cartledge examines the widebody’s role with Emirates.

TLC for the A380
Ten years’ operational experience means Airbus can optimise A380 maintenance schedules. Ian Goold reveals the secrets of its success.

Cold War Ravens: Jamming with the EF-111A
Doug Gordon hears from EF-111A aircrew who practised for their wartime role in the European theatre.

Life and Times of Aer Turas
Eamon Power charts the rise and fall of Irish cargo carrier Aer Turas.

‘Butcher Birds’ over Britain
Chris Goss describes the rare forays over the UK by the Fw 190.



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