AIR International - December 2012

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Features

 

HAULIN’ ASS

In the second of a two-part supplement, AIR International profiles the C-17 Globemaster III. 

 

OPENING UP

OpenSkies is increasing capacity during the current economic hard times.  Bruce Hales-Dutton reveals its strategy.

 

NEW-BORN GIANT

Reporting from Chicago, Andreas Spaeth charts how United Airlines, the world’s biggest carrier, sets course for the future.

 

PUTTING PLANS TO THE TEST

The Pakistan Air Force is supporting the army in its efforts to rid the country of militants.  Alan Warnes reports.

 

SLOW DEVELOPER

An update on the Antonov An-148, from Piotr Butowski.

 

BACK IN THE AIR

Piotr Butowski reports from Kiev, Ukraine, on the An-70 programme.

 

CHILE’S SURVIVOR

Sebastian Schmitz visits Sky Airline in Santiago, Chile.

 

BRAZIL’S NEW AIRLIFTER

The status of the Brazilian KC-390 programme is reviewed by Tomislav Mesaric.

 

METALS, LAYERS AND COATINGS

Mark Broadbent reports on GKN Aerospace's work in the fields of metallic products and innovative technologies.

 

FLYING HIGH

The most advanced western fighter aircraft operating in the African continent – JAS 39C Gripen – is studied by Guy Martin.

 

UP FOR RE-EXAM

Action from exercise Peregrine Sword in Germany.  Kees van der Mark has the details.

 

GROWLERS DOWN UNDER

Nigel Pittaway reports on the first deployment of US Navy EA-18G Growlers to Australia.

 

THE UNBLINKING EYE

An insight into the US Navy’s BAMS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, from Rick Burgess.

 

POLISH DREAMS

Dominik Sipiński reviews LOT Polish Airlines’ expectations of its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.