AIR International - October 2003

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THE EYES HAVE IT - MANNED RECCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Alan Dawes reviews the role of aerial reconnaissance and looks at some of the new podded systems available.

NETJETS - SUPPORTING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
In the past decade a new phenomenon has spread through the market offering aircraft ownership fractions to wealthy business and leisure travellers. Richard Maslen reports on NetJets, the leader in its field.

REGIONAL JET, BIZJET AND WARRIOR
With sales now approaching the 1,000 mark, the Embraer 145 family is exceeding - by a good margin - the entire production of jetliners, from the Comet to the Avro RJX. Ren‚ J Francillon reports on the Brazilian company's success story.

LONDON EXECUTIVE AVIATION
Dave Allport visits one of the largest business aircraft operators in Europe, which is continuing to expand despite the current flat market.

CLASSICS COMPARED - GNAT AND HAWK
In the tenth of an occasional series comparing aerospace technologies of the 1950s and 1960s with those of today, Jon Lake highlights the similarities and differences between these two trainers.

MILITARY FLIGHT TESTING IN SOUTH AFRICA
Malcolm English reports from South Africa on two of the country's strategic assets - the Test Flight and Development Centre and Overberg Test Range.

COMANCHE IN TRANSFORMATION
Frank Colucci updates the Comanche development story and discusses the significance of the new scout to the Objective Force.

THE JAPANESE ART OF SELF-DEFENCE - JAPAN'S SEA LANE SENTINELS
Continuing his review of the Japanese military scene, Paul Thompson focuses on the nation's Maritime Self-Defence Force.

REGULARS

AIRSCENE HEADLINES
Dave Allport reports on the first flight of the Chengdu FC-1/JF-17 and delivery of Indonesia's first Su-27/30s.

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

AIRSCENE COMMERCIAL ACCIDENTS
Chronological list assembled by Dave Allport.

TALKBACK

Readers' letters and photographs of general interest.

AIRDATA FILE
Technical data and illustrations, including general arrangement drawings, of the Boeing Pelican ULTRA and Boeing 7E7, collated by Alan Dawes.

FUNDAMENTALS OF AIRLINER DESIGN - PART 16 PASSENGER CABINS
Ray Whitford examines the evolution of the passenger cabin.

IN PRINT
Reviews of some recent books received.

AIRSCENE MAKS 2003
Photographs and news from the Moscow show, compiled by Dave Allport 

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