Aviation News - September 2019

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Flankers Fight Over France
Frédéric Lert reports from Mont-de-Marsan on the recent Indian Air Force deployment.

Colourful Tails at RIAT
The Royal International Air Tattoo, held over July 19-21, attracted 170,000 people to RAF Fairford. David Willis reports.

Planes, Names and Noses: KC-135s of the 100th ARW
Bob Archer describes how the current KC-135 tankers of the 100th ARW pay tribute to the B-17s of the ‘Bloody Hundredth’.

Palma 1980s Flashback
A wide selection of classic first-generation airliners could still be seen at Palma airport in the 1980s. We present a selection of photos from the holiday airport.

V-Jets – Qantas and the 707
Barry Lloyd reports on the career of the Boeing 707 with Qantas.

Boeing 727 Oil Spill Responders
Craig West reports on how 2Excel Aviation operates two Boeing 727s for oil spill response worldwide.

Boeing 737-200: King of the Canadian North
The Boeing 737-200 is the jet airliner of choice when it comes to operating from the gravel runways of Canada’s North. James Careless explains why.

Textron’s Versatile Scorpion
Dr Kevin Wright examines the Scorpion multi-role aircraft and recent developments with the programme.

Global Retro Schemes Guide: Part 3
Aviation News presents the third and final part of our survey of civil airliners in retro schemes.

Italian Navy EH-101s: Multi-mission Helicopters
The Italian Navy’s Leonardo EH/MH/SH-101 helicopters have a wide range of missions, from anti-submarine warfare to Special Forces support. Erik Bruijns and Mark de Greeuw report from the base of 1° Gruppo Elicotteri



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