since many years I get my yearly jp and have a separate copy in my office, provided by my company.
the first thing was that my order - for whatever reason - was not executed and just after my inquiery I received my copy on 02nd August.
I am trying to keep the book always up to date so that every new issue has been quite some work.
This year, however, many many entries are simply missing (e.g. almost half a dozen F100's in Iran) even aircraft that have been added in 2007, orders are not listed, new airlines are missing (e.g. Chabahar Airlines in Iran) etc., etc.
this means: to take this year's jp to an acceptably correct status will take so much time that I simply cannot do it - therefore, I will have to live with an incomplete book (I paid for a up to date book, however!)
I am also a subscriber on flight international since many year and I ask how this jp issue could go so wrong, maybe the reason is that there are people working who just do their 8 hours job, rather than aviation enthusiasts, as up to now the people in switzerland...?
It would have been better to invest more time in accurately displaying and researching the airfleets rather than changing the principle of the book:
what should be the advantage of listing the fleets by alphabetical order rather than MTOW? This way, I can check the compilation of a fleet immediately, alphabetical order is an artificial order that makes no sense for aviation insiders for whom the book is intended.
I hope the next issue will go back to the "original" regarding the following:
- listing order per MTOW
- interim registrations of new aircraft must be given with the smaller letters
- information about the respective state is re-instated
- updates (orders, new airlines and of course newly added aircraft) are substantially more complete and up to date
Before buying next year's issue, I will check and make sure that the jp has again become a publication that deserves the nickname "aviation bible"