AIR International - March 2013

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BREAKING NEWS
American and US Airways go for merger, India suspends AW101 deal, Peru looks at Spanish Typhoons, the Superjet 100LR flies, Botswana receives its second generation of PC-7 Turbo Trainers, the Rudra debuts at Aero India and the Luftwaffe’s
JaboG 32 prepares to disband.

GENERAL NEWS
Turkey postpones its F-35 order, the first Russianbuilt AW139 fl ies, Phantom Eye prepares for its second flight, Boeing begins work to improve the 747-8, the Excalibur is launched, the RAF receives its 100th Typhoon, Afghanistan to receive C-
130Hs and the last Spanishbuilt C212 is delivered.

ATTACK HELICOPTERS - PART TWO
AIR International continues its major series of detailed reports on the world’s attack helicopters, this month with the Mil Mi-35M Hind, Rooivalk, T129 Atak and Apache AH1.
- Rooivalk Revitalised
- Turkey’s Audacious T129
- Striking from the Sea

787: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE?
Chris Kjelgaard looks at the potential implications of all Boeing 787s in commercial service following two serious smoking battery incidents.

OPÉRATION SERVAL
Jan Kraak chronicles the day-byday ops undertaken in Mali.

STEALTH STRUGGLES
David Isby outlines the requirements and problems of the B-2, F-22 and F-35 – and why they must evolve.

COVERT AFFAIR
Krasimir Grozev and Alexander Mladenov report on China’s demonstration of fast-jet aircraft carrier operations.

THE DRAGON GAINS ITS STRATEGIC WINGS
Dave Sloggett examines Xi’an’s new Y-20 transport aircraft.

VOYAGER’S JOURNEY... SO FAR
Ian Harding spoke exclusively with AirTanker about the A330 FSTA.