Aviation News - June 2019

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TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK: D-Day 50th Anniversary Remembered
Michael Fisher looks back to 1994 and the remarkable gathering of fast jets that participated in the 50th anniversary commemorations of Operation Overlord.

Jetstream 41: A Stretch Too Far?
Stephen Skinner details the Jetstream 41 and why sales failed to live up to expectations.

British Airways Triple Sevens
British Airways operates four models of the Boeing 777 and recently placed an order for a new variant of the big twin. Bob O’Brien looks at the Triple Seven’s career with BA.

Boeing 777X Family: Next Generation Big Twins
Ralph Olson reports on the next generation of the long-haul airliner, which adopts a unique wing design.

Boeing 777 Freighters
Barry Lloyd looks at the freighter version of the Boeing 777.

Italian F-35s – Lightning II Progress
Italy is a major partner in the F-35 programme and is assembling two variants for its own air force and navy, as well as aircraft for the Netherlands. Riccardo Niccoli details the country’s F-35 story.

Korean Air: Soaring to New Heights
Jozef Mols describes how, from humble beginnings, the airline has grown to be one of Asia’s largest carriers.

Flying the F-4D in Vietnam
During the Vietnam War, Col Gaillard R Peck, Jr (ret’d) flew 163 combat missions in the F-4D Phantom II. He recounts the mission for which he was awarded a Silver Star and gives insight into the operations of his squadron during his tour.

Embraer KC-390: Multirole Airlifter
Santiago Rivas details the Embraer KC-390 as the test programme progresses and delivery approaches of the first example to the Brazilian Air Force.

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