AIR International - August 2011

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FEATURES

GRIPEN FEELS THE HEAT
David Oliver details the first combat operations undertaken by Swedish Air Force Gripens over Libya.

IOLAR FLIES AGAIN
Aer Lingus celebrated its 75th anniversary on May 27 this year. Andreas Spaeth reports from Dublin on the current fortunes of the Irish carrier.

THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Gary Wetzel visited NAS Point Mugu in California, home of the last S-3B Vikings in the US Navy.

AIRBUS ANNOUNCES
A350 delays Mark Broadbent outlines design changes and delays to the Airbus A350XWB.

BRAZILIAN CHALLENGER EMBRAER'S KC-390
Dave Willis provides an overview of the KC-390 programme.

GROWLIN' AT SEA
VAQ-141 is first squadron to deploy the EA-18G Growler onboard a carrier.Matthew Clements visited the unit aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.

SKY POLICING EUROFIGHTERS
Krasimir Grozev reports from Zeltweg home of the Austrian Air Force Eurofighter Force.

KAMOV'S ALLIGATOR STRENGTHENS UP
Alexander Mladenov looks at the Ka-52 Alligator now entering Russian Army Aviation service.

POWERING UP POWIDZ
Poland has worked hard to modernize its airlift capability. Kevin Wright found out how on a visit to Powidz AB.
APACHE AH-64D BLOCK III READIES FOR ROLL-OUT
Arguably the best attack helicopter in the world is just about to get better. Andrew Drwiega tells us how.

MAFEX
AIR International reports from Nellis AFB, Nevada on this year's Mobility Air Forces Exercise.

REGULARS

BREAKING NEWS
Latest British Defence cuts, the Alenia C-27J Spartan wins in Mexico, RAF Chinook pilots cleared fifteen years after the Mull of Kintyre tradegy, Tiger HAD conversion gets underway in Spain, and does Airbus or Boeing have the advantage in the single-aisle passenger aircraft market?

GENERAL NEWS
Robert F Dorr looks at Capitol Hill's `silly season', Nigel Pittaway analyses Australia's airlift conundrum, worldwide UAV news, and bio fuels gain political will, certification and power transatlantic flights.

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