AIR International - December 2011

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FEATURES

TESTING LIGHTNINGS AT EDWARDS
Arnaud Boxman and Kees van der Mark report from Edwards AFB on the F-35A Lightning II flight test programme

PASSENGER PREMIERE FOR THE DREAMLINER
Andreas Spaeth travelled on the first passenger flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner between Tokyo and Hong Kong

LUFTWAFFE TORNADO MLU
After years of neglect, a reduced fleet of Tornados is being upgraded with modern systems and weapons, for continued Luftwaffe service

FLY LOW! HIT HARD!
Ian Harding visited Araxos AB in Greece, home of the world's last operational A-7 Corsairs

CZECH AIR FORCE FLIGHT TRAINING
In 2004 the Czech MoD handed over all military flying training to LOM Praha. Dirk Jan de Ridder and Menso van Westrhenen report

TENACIOUS TALON
Upgraded almost beyond recognition, Northrop's T-38 Talon is likely to continue its vital mission until at least 2020. Gary Wetzel reports from Vance AFB, Oklahoma, on the `White Rocket'

HELIDAX HELICOPTER TRAINING
Tom Withington visited HeliDax, the pilot training PFI facility for French Army Aviation, equipped with a fleet of EC120B helicopters

REGULARS 

BREAKING NEWS
Airbus ends the A340 programme, details of the Beriev A-100 AEW, Republic finalises A320neo order, 70 years of 350 Squadron Belgian Air Force, and India favours the Apache attack helicopter

HEADLINE NEWS
Pieter Baastians reports on the reforms due to take effect throughout the German Bundeswehr

GENERAL NEWS
First A-50U delivered to the Russian Air Force, improved Trent 900 engine on the A380, India seeks more C-130Js, Jordanian Il-76MF in Germany, 300th Typhoon enters service in Spain, Canada's Jazz Air rebrands, Australia requests information on C-27J, Republic of South Korea considers Global Hawk, Argentina launches IA-73 trainer, British airline BMI sale pending, No.14 Squadron re-forms on Shadow R1, US opposition to Emission Trading Scheme, Saudi A330 tanker delivery imminent and Spirit to be upgraded

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