Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Milestones of Manned Flight - 2003 marks 100 years of manned flight and to commemorate this each month Aviation News will be focusing on one area of aero- nautical development. This month we highlight propeller-driven airliners which broke 'new ground'. Airbus A400M - Europe's unbuilt freighter - The Editor reviews the Airbus Military A400M airlifter programme which is vitally important to many air forces, yet has been held up by German indecision. South African Super-Hind - Photos of a recent upgrade of the Mi-24, Northolt's in the biz Dino Carrara visits RAF Northolt, located on the outskirts of London, to see how business aircraft integrate into RAF operations. Planning for Brandenburg International - Berlin's air transport infrastructure is to be radically changed with the closure of Tegel and Tempelhof. The Editor examines the expansion plans for Schonefeld which include a new terminal and runways resulting in it being renamed Brandenburg International. Shot down! Air combat trends - Anthony Tucker-Jones, in the first of a two-part feature, reviews conflicts since the Second World War to reveal the main reasons for military aircraft losses in different regions of the world. Smart seats and low lights - QinetiQ, formerly only involved in military development work, is now working on designs for future passenger cabins and seats in airliners. The Editor reviews the designs that the company has produced so far. Beech Party 2002 - Geoffrey P Jones reports on an annual gathering in the USA of Beech Staggerwings and Beech 18s and the museum which cel- ebrates the former type. Croydon Visitors - A selection of photographs provided by reader Jelle Sjoerdman taken during the 1930s at London's Croydon Airport. JAT - Yugoslav Airlines - Part Two - Maurice Wickstead completes his review of Yugoslavia's flag carrier which has survived despite much unrest in its homeland. Sabre - supersonic stop-gap - Fifty years ago this month the RAF received its first Canadair F-86 Sabres. Keith Saunders recounts the arduous delivery flights for the aircraft and details the type in service. Regulars: Air News 'New in View' - Bombardier Global 5000 Commercial News - by Keith Crowden Airports - by Keith Crowden Orders and Leases - by Michael Stroud Airliner Deliveries Nato & Europe - by Peter Foster The Americas - by Bob Archer Air Letters Aviation Archaeology - by David Smith Preservation - Including a surviving Lancaster From the Tower - by David Smith UK & Irish Airlines - Maurice Wickstead reviews Debonair to Dublin City Helicopters. Air Videos/DVDs - by Ray Sanger Air Books Register Review - by Roger Jackson Airport Movements - by Roger Jackson Front cover: A united Airlines Airbus A319 in happier times. The carrier is fighting for survival at present and sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on December 9, 2002.
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