AIR International - November 2011

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 FEATURES

CHINOOK AT 50 - PART TWO

DREAMLIKE DELIVERY
Boeing's dream has finally become a reality. The manufacturer handed over the first operational Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to launch customer All Nippon Airways on September 25. Mark Broadbent reports

BALKAN FULCRUM MISSILE SHOOT
Krasimir Grozev reports on joint Bulgarian-Serbian missile launches over the Shabla range on the shores of the Black Sea

FLYBE GOES NORDIC
Andreas Spaeth spoke with Flybe's Managing Director on the company's plans for Scandinavia

THE REBIRTH OF AFRICAN AEROSPACE?
Mark Ayton reports on the launch of a brand new aircraft developed, designed and built entirely in Africa

ALITALIA RESURGENT
Italy's privatised national carrier has been flying with efficiency that its predecessor never achieved - and for 2011, it might actually break even.Andreas Spaeth reports from Rome

REGULARS

BREAKING NEWS
Boeing's 747-8 enters service with Cargolux, Dutch F-16s leave Kandahar, Kaman's unmanned K-Max deploys to Afghanistan, Sweden offers JAS 39 Gripen fighters to Croatia, China Southern Airlines receives its first A380 Super Jumbo, and India's first P-8I Neptune makes its maiden flight.

BREAKING NEWS
Mark Ayton reports on the very first shipboard vertical landing made by an F-35.

GENERAL NEWS
Royal Navy Sea King HC4s complete final Afghan tour, US Air Force Dornier 328 fleet expansion, X-47B UCAV cruises for the first time, Iberia looks at regional subsidiary, Libyan Air Force Mirage F1 receives new insignia, more F-16s for Indonesia and upgrade for Taiwan, and new C-130J Hercules variants enter US Air Force service.

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