AIR International - April 2003

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FEATURES

THE HEAT IS ON - PROTECTING AIRLINERS FROM THE INFRA-RED MISSILE THREAT

Alan Dawes looks at the systems available to counter the increasing threat from man-portable IR missiles.

RUSSIANUPGRADE WARS
As Mark Ashley recounts, Russian manufacturers are fighting a growing number of foreign companies for business.

MUMBO JUMBO - THE MANY FACES OF THE BOEING 747
Ren‚ J Francillon summarises the production record of the epochal Boeing jumbo.

ARGENTINE AIR FORCE
At a time of economic crisis, the Fuerza A‚rea Argentina is consolidating its assets and concentrating on maintaining its high standard of proficiency. A report from Argentina by Javier Mosquera, Vladimiro Cettolo and Atilio Marino.

ECLIPSE 500 LIMOUSINE FOR THE AIR
Rod Simpson believes that the Eclipse 500 will usurp the traditional four-seat turboprop for point-to-point air travel.

ENTRY-LEVEL EXPANSION
Only recently have designers seriously studied the market for privately-owned jets - Ian Goold reviews several such projects in production or under development.

REGULARS

AIRSCENE HEADLINES

Dave Allport reports on first flight of the Boeing 777-300ER, Bell/Agusta BA609 and Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus.

AIRSCENE
Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world, compiled by Dave Allport.

AIRDATA FILE

Technical data and illustrations, including a general arrangement drawing, of the Bell/Agusta Aerospace BA609, collated by Alan Dawes.

TALKBACK

Readers' letters and photographs of general interest.

AIRSCENE COMMERCIAL ACCIDENTS
Chronological list compiled by Dave Allport.

IN PRINT
Reviews of some recent books received.

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