AIR International - September 2013

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News

BREAKING NEWS
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner breaks cover, Austria receives an upgraded C-130K Hercules, Portugal celebrates 50 years of Alouette III operations and Jat becomes Air Serbia.

GENERAL NEWS
The Dambusters named as first RAF F-35 Lightning II squadron, Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk upgrade flown, UAE looks at Typhoon and US stops Egyptian F-16 deliveries.

LEADING NEWS STORIES

PRESERVING THE FUTURE
Henri-Pierre Grolleau analyses the new French Military Planning Act.

OSPREYS TAKE ROOST
Matthew Clements reports on basing the CV-22 Osprey at RAF Mildenhall.

SHARPENING TALONS
Riccardo Niccoli visited Konya AB, Turkey, during exercise Anatolian Eagle.

CONGRESS, CHINOOKS, CRASHES – AND UNCERTAINTY
Robert F Dorr highlights the potential fate of different US aircraft types at the mercy of a politically-paralysed Congress.

GROWLERS, PROWLERS, POSEIDONS AND TURBO MENTORS
Rick Burgess outlines the latest stories from the US Department of the Navy.

SAFETY, SECURITY & SUCCESS
Nigel Pittaway reports on the major challenges faced by airlines, as presented by Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and Chief Executive Officer.

Features

LOW-COST, LONG-HAUL: CAN IT WORK?
The highly efficient Boeing 787 makes long-haul routes more attractive to low-cost operators, but can they be profitable as well? Andreas Spaeth investigates.

TIP OF THE SPEAR
In the second of a three-part series on the work-up cycle of Carrier Air Wing 11 and the USS Nimitz, Scott Dworkin reports from NAS Fallon in Nevada.

UNMANNED RUSSIA
Piotr Butowski looks at Russia’s latest developments in unmanned systems.

THE HUB AIRPORT DEBATE: THE MONTREAL MODEL
In the concluding part of AIR International’s analysis of the UK’s future airport policy, Bruce Hales-Dutton considers various options for the future of the United Kingdom’s hub airport.

CONTINUOUS BOMBER PRESENCE
The Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is still a formidable strategic tool for the US Air Force, as Robert F Dorr reports.

FAST-GROWING FEEDER
SA Express, South African Airways’ feeder airline, is experiencing major growth, as detailed by Sebastian Schmitz.

NEMO IN AFGHANISTAN
Riccardo Niccoli looks at the work of the Italian Army’s NH90s in Afghanistan.

A GIANT SPREADS ITS WINGS
Delta, the world’s biggest airline, is reaping the benefits of its merger with Northwest and planning growth through new partnerships and products. Andreas Spaeth explains.

FLIGHT TRAINING DOWN UNDER
Nigel Pittaway profiles flight training provided by BAE Systems in Australia.