AIR International - October 2012

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LEADING NEWS COLUMNS 

Politics, Programmes and the Kiowa Warrior
With Congress dithering before the US election, Robert F Dorr highlights the anxiety felt by US defence chiefs, outlines the Bombardier E-11 and new upgrades for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

Dreamlining
Thomson Airways will be the first UK airline to operate the Boeing 787 next year.  Bruce Hales-Dutton details the plans.

Features

LETHAL WEAPON?
Robert F Dorr reveals the latest details in the F-35 Lightning II programme. 

ONE SEVEN FIVE
Eurocopter’s medium-twin EC175 is poised to enter service with Bristow Helicopters in 2013 and stands as a possible contender for the UK’s SAR programme.  Mark Ayton reports from Marignane.

TANKERS AND TRANSPORTS: 20 YEARS OF AIR MOBILITY COMMAND
What else, other than tanker and transport planes, makes Air Mobility Command? Robert F Dorr provides the detail.

ENGINES FOR TOMORROW
Chris Kjelgaard reports on two areas of research in progress at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Ohio.

TIGER OVER WATCH
Royal Navy Merlin HM1s undertook over watch duties during the London 2012 Olympics.  Ian Harding visited the Flying Tigers of No.814 Naval Air Squadron on watch.

FLYING ON FLAGSHIP DETROIT
Chris Kjelgaard flew on the world’s oldest Douglas DC-3 still flying for a unique celebration.
 
IN-DEPTH MODERNISATION
Rear-Admiral Hervé de Bonnaventure, Aéronavale commander, shares his view on the future of the Aéronavale with Henri-Pierre Grolleau. 

LATIN AMERICA’S GREATEST AIRLINE
Sérgio Santana describes the new LATAM Airlines Group formed from a merger between Chile’s LAN and Brazil’s TAM carriers.

SPOOKY
The Douglas C-47 continues to serve as a front-line gunship with the Colombian Air Force as the Basler AC-47T Fantasma.  Santiago Rivas reports.

FIRST IN AFRICA, THIRD IN THE WORLD
Ethiopian Airlines is now a member of the Star Alliance and the world’s third carrier to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Andreas Spaeth reports from Addis Ababa