AIR International - February 2014

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News

BREAKING NEWS
Embraer Legacy 450 completes its maiden fl ight, as does the second Chinese Y-20 and Cseries, while Bristow says ends S-61 operations and the Chengdu J-10B enters production.

GENERAL NEWS
Textron AirLand Scorpion fl own, 100th F-35 Lightning delivered, Chinese Z-20 revealed, Australian Spartan flies, second A350 emerges and MA700 launched.

Killing the Kiowa and Digging from Disarray
Robert F Dorr sheds light on the US Army’s proposal to retire its entire fl eet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters.

Features

AVENGER
General Atomics intends to bring new capabilities to unmanned aircraft with its jet-powered Avenger. Mark Broadbent reports.

HEAVYLIFT HALO
Piotr Butowski outlines how Mil is improving its Mi-26 Halo, the world’s largest and heaviest helicopter.

PEGASUS FLIES HIGH
Mark Broadbent details Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines: a carrier with ambitious growth plans.

MEDITERRANEAN TRAINING TEAMWORK
How are the Hellenic and Italian Air Forces collaborating on pilot training? Ian Harding finds out.

IN THE GROOVE
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is a British manufacturing success story, as Mark Broadbent discovers.

THE NEW AMERICAN
Even before the recently approved merger with US Airways, American Airlines had started to re-invent itself. Andreas Spaeth reports from Dallas-Fort Worth.

FIRST LINE OF FIRE
John Gourley reviews the main defensive systems used on US military aircraft.

AUSTRALIA’S MULTI-ROLE MRH90
Australia’s MRH90 is overcoming the numerous problems that have beset the programme. Nigel Pittaway outlines the type.

HUNGARY’S FLEET REVOLUTION
Jim Dorschner explains the Hungarian Defence Force’s latest fl eet overhaul plans.

GREECE’S RECCE RHINOS
Kyriakos Paloulian profiles the Hellenic Air Force’s reconnaissance Phantoms.