AIR International - July 2011

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FEATURES

GRIZZLY ROARS
The A400M programme is outlined by Mark Broadbent.

LAKOTAS AND SCOUTS
Tom Withington looks at the EC145 as Eurocopter positions the AAS-72X for the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout requirement.

SUPERJET IN SERVICE
Piotr Butowski reviews the Sukhoi Superjet as it begins to earn its keep with the airlines.

STORMY, STEALTHY, SHADOWY
AIR International's Editor, Mark Ayton, travels to RAF Marham to report on RAF Tornado strikes against Libya using the Storm Shadow cruise missile.

CSERIES PROGRAMME STRIDES FORWARDS
Chris Kjelgaard outlines the current status of Bombardier's new airliner family.

HUMMINGBIRD
The history of the innovative Boeing A160 Hummingbird vertical take-off and landing UAV is explored by David Willis.

RAFALE M - FIRMLY IN SERVICE
Henri-Pierre Grolleau reports from the Charles de Gaulle on the operational missions flown by the Rafale M.

INTRODUCING `NEMO'
The AgustaWestland AW139 has brought new capabilities to Italy's Guardia Costiera. Riccardo Niccoli investigates.

WORLD'S BEST TANKER
Tom Withington finds out why Airbus Military claims that title for the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport.

SHADOWS, SPOOKS AND SCORPIONS
David Willis looks at different versions of the Beechcraft King Air 350s used for ISR missions worldwide.

C295 AEW MAKES MAIDEN FLIGHT
Tom Withington reports on Airbus Military's AEW contender.

SURFING AT MACH 5
The X-51A WaveRider is the most successful hypersonic vehicle yet flown, as Chris Kjelgaard explains.

GOD OF THE SEA?
Jon Lake reviews the Boeing P-8A Poseidon's past and outlines its future promise.

WILDCAT WITH LYNX PEDIGREE
The development and current status of the AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat is covered by Ian Harding.

REGULARS

HEADLINE NEWS
Delivery of the first Airbus Military A330 MRTT to the RAAF, hand-over of the Royal Navy's new Avenger observer trainers and the A320 passenger-to-freighter programme is terminated, are all detailed in Headline News.

GENERAL NEWS
Ian Harding and Mark Ayton report on the USS George H W Bush's maiden voyage; Rod Simpson covers business aviation developments from EBACE; Riccardo Niccoli details the service entry of the Boeing KC-767 with the Italian Air Force, while Piotr Butowski travelled to Moscow for HeliRussia. Plus all the latest news from around the globe.

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