For aviation enthusiasts, regular travellers indeed for anyone with even a passing interest in commercial aviation, the easiest way of identifying an airliner is by glancing at the artwork on its tail. This book is a handy, pocket-sized guide to the tail colours used by airlines from every corner of the globe making it a useful basic aid to the recognition of those individual airlines. The first edition of this best selling, popular and accessible guide was published in the late 1990s and subsequent editions followed regularly to keep pace with the frequent changes in their tail colours that many airlines regularly introduce.This new 5th edition has once again been fully updated. It includes photos of the tail markings of approximately 600 of the world’s leading airlines – all in full colour. The book also includes additional information such as each airline’s three-letter code (used for flight numbers), its international registration prefix and the ITU country code which indicates its main operating base as well as the aircraft types operated by that airline using IATA codes. The airlines featured are arranged alphabetically and helpful decode tables ensure that the book is user friendly and easily understood making this the perfect addition to any aviation enthusiast’s collection.