AIR International - May 2013

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Features 

 

THE ITALIAN MASTER 

Francesco Militello Mirto and Luca La Cavera profile the M-346 Master advanced military jet trainer. 

 

SPARTAN’S WAY TO MATURITY 

Alexander Mladenov considers how the C-27J Spartan has matured and outlines its prospects for further orders 

 

A GUNSHIP FROM ITALY 

Riccardo Niccoli details Alenia Aermacchi’s MC-27J 

 

TRICOLORE TRIDENTS 

Francesco Militello Mirto and Luca La Cavera visit NAS Catania and the AW101s of the Marina Militare Italiana 

 

NAVAL REVOLUTION 

Riccardo Niccoli reviews progress as Italy prepares its SH-90 helicopter for service 

 

YEOVIL’S NEW TWIN 

Ian Harding provides an update on AgustaWestland’s AW189 medium-twin helicopter 

 

BAZ THE ISRAELI F-15 

Riccardo Niccoli provides an historical review of the Israeli F-15 Baz – a thoroughbred MiG killer 

 

CATHAY CONFRONTS CHALLENGES 

David Armstrong reports on how Cathay Pacific Airways is responding to its current financial challenges 

 

PILOT DEBT A SAFETY ISSUE? 

Dr Simon Bennett argues that commercial pilots’ debts could be putting lives in danger 

 

MULTI-ROLE MERLINS 

Ian Harding discovers how the Royal Danish Air Force is expanding the capabilities of its AW101s 

 

THAI’S ROYAL FLAGSHIP 

Andreas Spaeth discusses the A380 Super Jumbo now in service with THAI Airways International 

 

TACAIRLIFTER 

Ian Harding reports on the RAF’s BAe 146-200QC aircraft bought specifically for operations in Afghanistan 

 

ASIA’S ROLLERCOASTER AIRLINE 

Andreas Spaeth finds out how the A380 Super Jumbo may change the performance of Malaysia Airlines