AIR International - December 2003

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FEATURES

PILATUS
 - SWISS PRECISION
Urs Weidmann visits Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, manufacturer of some of the world's leading single-engined turboprop aircraft.

AS IF BY MAGIC.
Jetmagic is the latest start-up business carrier to enter the European business ring and AIR International was invited to sample one of its services, as reported by Malcolm English.

TEST PILOT TRAINING - THE FRENCH WAY
The introduction of new types of aircraft and new courses have brought some sweeping changes at the Ecole du Personnel Navigant d'Essais et de R‚ception. Henri-Pierre Grolleau reports from Istres, in southern France.

CONCORDE - SUCCESS AND CONTROVERSY
Having looked at the Concorde programme from both sides of the Atlantic since the early 1960s, Ren‚ J Francillon seeks to temper well-deserved pride with a bit of cold reality.

SUPER SEASPRITES FLY 'DOWN UNDER'
David Hobbs takes a look at this remarkable helicopter and the reasons for its continued success.

FUNDAMENTALS OF AIRLINER DESIGN - PART 17, FLYING-BOATS
In the 17th of a multi-part series, Ray Whitford deals with fundamental design aspects of the flying boat and its demise following World War Two.

WIDEROE
Norwegian airline Wideroe is used to handling extreme weather conditions effectively during the harsh Arctic winter. However, Scandinavia's largest regional airline is feeling the icy effects of a downturn in business. Eryl Crump reports from Finnmark.

WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING - BOEING 737 MILITARY DERIVATIVES
As Jon Lake shows, Boeing has a long track record of producing military versions and derivatives of airliner designs, and designs originally drawn up by the company's Commercial Airplane division continue to enjoy great success among military customers.

REGULARS

AIRSCENE HEADLINES

Dave Allport reports on the final retirement of British Airways' Concordes and on the closure of the Boeing 757 production line.

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

AIRSCENE COMMERCIAL ACCIDENTS
Chronological list compiled by Dave Allport.

IN PRINT
Reviews of some recent books received.

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