Aviation News - November 2017

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Belfast International Airport: Continued Growth
Guy Warner outlines Belfast International Airport’s growth through the decades.

Flying the Javelin
Tom Docherty tells the Javelin’s story through the eyes of men who operated the interceptor during its RAF service.

Firefighting Jumbos
The versatile and much-loved Boeing 747 has now proved itself as a vital weapon to combat large-scale blazes. Frédéric Marsaly details how the type has been modified to undertake the aerial firefighting role.

Boeing 747-400: Best-selling Variant
More Boeing 747-400s were built than any other variant and it was arguably the most successful. Joe Copalman explains why.

Pan Am’s Special Jumbos
Pan Am pioneered ultra long-range flights with the Boeing 747SP. Bob O’Brien describes how this famous airline made use of a very specialised jumbo.

747 Freighters
Freighters have been an important part of the success story of the Boeing 747. David Willis examines the variants and conversions that have taken to the skies.

Norwegian P-3s: Northern Guardians
Lieuwe Hofstra reports on the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s P-3 Orions that patrol the inhospitable waters of NATO’s northern flank.

Two Decades of Dismantling
Adrian M Balch reports from Kemble, Gloucestershire, on Air Salvage International which has 20 years’ experience in aircraft disassembly.



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