Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
BREAKING NEWS The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner breaks cover, Austria receives an upgraded C-130K Hercules, Portugal celebrates 50 years of Alouette III operations and Jat becomes Air Serbia. GENERAL NEWS The Dambusters named as first RAF F-35 Lightning II squadron, Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk upgrade flown, UAE looks at Typhoon and US stops Egyptian F-16 deliveries. LEADING NEWS STORIES PRESERVING THE FUTURE Henri-Pierre Grolleau analyses the new French Military Planning Act. OSPREYS TAKE ROOST Matthew Clements reports on basing the CV-22 Osprey at RAF Mildenhall. SHARPENING TALONS Riccardo Niccoli visited Konya AB, Turkey, during exercise Anatolian Eagle. CONGRESS, CHINOOKS, CRASHES a€ AND UNCERTAINTY Robert F Dorr highlights the potential fate of different US aircraft types at the mercy of a politically-paralysed Congress. GROWLERS, PROWLERS, POSEIDONS AND TURBO MENTORS Rick Burgess outlines the latest stories from the US Department of the Navy. SAFETY, SECURITY & SUCCESS Nigel Pittaway reports on the major challenges faced by airlines, as presented by Tony Tyler, IATAa€ s Director General and Chief Executive Officer. Features LOW-COST, LONG-HAUL: CAN IT WORK? The highly efficient Boeing 787 makes long-haul routes more attractive to low-cost operators, but can they be profitable as well? Andreas Spaeth investigates. TIP OF THE SPEAR In the second of a three-part series on the work-up cycle of Carrier Air Wing 11 and the USS Nimitz, Scott Dworkin reports from NAS Fallon in Nevada. UNMANNED RUSSIA Piotr Butowski looks at Russiaa€ s latest developments in unmanned systems. THE HUB AIRPORT DEBATE: THE MONTREAL MODEL In the concluding part of AIR Internationala€ s analysis of the UKa€ s future airport policy, Bruce Hales-Dutton considers various options for the future of the United Kingdoma€ s hub airport. CONTINUOUS BOMBER PRESENCE The Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is still a formidable strategic tool for the US Air Force, as Robert F Dorr reports. FAST-GROWING FEEDER SA Express, South African Airwaysa€ feeder airline, is experiencing major growth, as detailed by Sebastian Schmitz. NEMO IN AFGHANISTAN Riccardo Niccoli looks at the work of the Italian Armya€ s NH90s in Afghanistan. A GIANT SPREADS ITS WINGS Delta, the worlda€ s biggest airline, is reaping the benefits of its merger with Northwest and planning growth through new partnerships and products. Andreas Spaeth explains. FLIGHT TRAINING DOWN UNDER Nigel Pittaway profiles flight training provided by BAE Systems in Australia.
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