AIR International - May 2003

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FEATURES

WIZARD HELICOPTER IN SERVICE
Dave Allport reviews the current status of the EH 101 as it becomes established in service with the RAF, Royal Navy, Canadian Forces and Italian Navy.

A STRETCH TOO FAR, A SHRINK TOO MANY - THE ELUSIVE 100-SEAT JETLINER MARKET
As noted by Ren‚ J Francillon, this market segment is proving particularly challenging for the aircraft manufacturers.

AEROSTAR TURNS 50
Danut Vlad charts the spectacular developments in Aerostar's fortunes over the last decade.

MARITIME PATROL
Whilst there are no longer major submarine or large battle-group threats, there is still a real need for maritime patrol aircraft. JonLake looks at the aircraft presently carrying out the role and at how their tasks have changed.

RUSSIAN UPGRADE WARS
Mark Ashley completes his look at the numerous up-grade programmes on-going and proposed for Russian military aircraft in which Russian manufacturers are fighting for business against what appears to be an increasing number of foreign aerospace and systems companies.

SCENE HEADLINES
Dave Allport and Malcolm English report on the announcement that Concorde will be retired by the end of October, and review Operation Iraqi Freedom.

REGULARS

AIRSCENE

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

AIRSCENE COMMERCIAL ACCIDENTS
Chronological list compiled by Dave Allport.

AIRSCENE SPECIAL REPORT ON AIR POWER OVER IRAQ
Alan Dawes looks at the new weapons and strategy used by coalition forces during the war in Iraq for its effects-based-operations.

AIRDATA FILE

Technical data and illustrations, including a general arrangement drawing, of the Owj Industrial Complex JT2-2 Tazarve, collated by Alan Dawes.

IN PRINT
Reviews of some recent books received. 

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