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CHINOOK AT 50 - PART ONE AIR International marks the 50th anniversary of the Chinook's maiden flight with 28 pages of coverage written by the world's best aviation reporters. SUKHOI'S T-50 ON SHOW Piotr Butowski presents the latest information on the Sukhoi T-50 fighter following its public debut at this year's MAKS show at Zhukovsky. FLYING VIRGIN'S SPACESHIP Dave Unwin reports from the Mojave Desert. ITALIAN ISR Riccardo Niccoli files from Amendola AB on the advanced ISR capability of the Italian Air Force. ALASKAN WARS Arnaud Boxman and Kees van der Mark visited Eielson AFB to experience Red Flag-Alaska, including this year's first two editions ANTONOV TO BOEING - CARGO AIR'S NICHE BUSINESS Krasimir Grozev reports from Sofia-based Cargo Air, which is operating a successful niche business with new Boeing 737-300SF conversions. REGULARS BREAKING NEWS Boeing unveils its 737 MAX, the world's first Electric Helicopter gets airborne in France, the British Army flies the longest Watchkeeper mission ever, Sikorsky flies its third S-76D prototype, details of Turkey's TF-X project and Boeing receives certification for the 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner. GENERAL NEWS Piotr Butowski reports on the big commercial and military stories from MAKS 2011 at Zhukovsky, first picture of an AW159 Wildcat with weapons, MV-22B Osprey flies using bio fuel, Typhoons intercept an A380, the UK's first A330 FSTA enters tanker conversion with Cobham at Bournemouth, rare US Army C-12J, and details of the latest F-16 delivery to Chile.