Aviation News - May2018

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Heathrow – Runway to Global Opportunities
Bernie Baldwin reports on the progress of the third runway project at London’s Heathrow Airport as well as other developments at the hub.

CH-53K: A New Breed of Stallion
Tom Kaminski details the evolution of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion.

The Lancaster used by Wg Cdr Guy Gibson on the Dams raid survived the war but was ultimately scrapped. Nigel Price charts the history of this famous aircraft.

617 Sqn Through the Decades
We present a photographic rundown of the major aircraft types used by 617 Sqn – from 1943 to the current day.

Dambusters Deltas
Dr Kevin Wright talks with former 617 Sqn Vulcan crew members about their experiences on the unit.

New Era for the Dambusters
The Officer Commanding 617 Sqn, Wg Cdr John Butcher, tells editor Dino Carrara about the unit’s progress and plans with the F-35B.

DC-9 Family: Short-haul Success Story
Charles Woodley outlines the history of the Douglas DC-9/MD-80 jet family.

Harbour Air: No Runway? No Problem!
Tony Dixon examines Canada’s Harbour Air seaplane operations.

Virgin Australia: Breaking the Mould
Chris Frame looks at the Virgin airlines brand in Australia from its formation in 2000 as a low-cost carrier to a full-service airline today.



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