AIR International - October 2014

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A350 XWB WORLD TOUR
Nigel Pittaway fl ies on the A350.

MERLIN MK 2 ADVANCES
Ian Harding and Nick Martin chronicle the Merlin HM2’s progress.

GENERATION THREE
David Oliver on the EC135T3.

NEW EYES FOR AN OLD COOT
Il-20M variants covered by Piotr Butowski.

AUSTRALIAN SAR
CHC Helicopter’s contract with the RAAF is detailed by Nigel Pittaway.

NETWORKED INTELLIGENCE
David C Isby details the E-2D Hawkeye.

TO THE RESCUE
Guy Warner investigates the Irish Coast Guard’s Sikorsky S-92As.

DEFENDING ‘DUTCHNESS’
Andreas Spaeth fi nds out why KLM Royal Dutch Airlines beleives ‘staying Dutch’ is the key to success.

BORDER FORCE
Stefan Degraef and Edwin Boremans visit the Lithuania’s Border Guard.

SAFETY AND INNOVATION – A ZERO-SUM GAME?
Dr Simon Bennett argues that aviation should be wary of too much automation.

LIFTING THE VEIL
Neville Beckett reports on the latest developments of the Taranis.

RINGING IN THE CHANGES
Bell’s latest designs – the Relentless and Jet Ranger X – are chronicled by Jon Lake.

B-2 SPRIT AT A CROSSROADS
Long promised upgrades for the B-2 Spirit detailed by Robert F Dorr.

REVITALISING A LEGEND
Alexander Mladenov examines the Mi-171A2, the latest Hip variant.

THE SWISS BIZJET
The Pilatus PC-24 described by Mark Broadbent.

NEW TREKKER
Alexander Mladenov profiles the latest variants of the AW109 family.

News

BREAKING NEWS
Final RAF Tornado deployment to Afghanistan under way, Australia commits Super Hornets to Iraqi operations, Crowsnest Merlin revealed, RAF Brize Norton plays host to NATO fl ypast participants, Perform 2020 announced by the Air France- KLM Group, Dutch Chinooks deploy to Mali, while relaunch of the Il-114 is propsed.

GENERAL NEWS
RAF A400M Atlas fl own, France receives upgraded Stratotanker, assembly of An-178 under way, British commission rejects new Thames Estuary airport, 737 MAX 200 launched, the fi rst UK SAR contract S-92A is handed over, Singapore inaugurates the M-346 Master, Iraq gets its fi rst Mil Mi-28NEs and closes in on buying L-159s.