AIR International - June 2015

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RAFALES, REAPERS & CARACALS
Jan Kraak provides details of French success with export sales, missile firings and UAV combat operations.

GUARDIAN EAGLES OVER EUROPE
Kees van der Mark reports on the first deployment to Europe of a US Air National Guard F-15s in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

GRIPEN WILL NEVER GROW OLD
Saab is confident in the future potential of its flagship Gripen, as David Oliver discovers.

WAR OVER THE NORTH SEA
Kees van der Mark visited Leeuwarden Air Base for Exercise Frisian Flag 2015.

TANKERS TRAINING TOGETHER
Kees van der Mark outlines the second European Air-to-Air Refuelling Training exercise.

BATTLES, TRANSFERS & TROUBLES
Robert F Dorr provides the latest stories from around the US Air Force.

STILL STRONG DESPITE SEQUESTRATION
Modernisation of US Army types remains good business for industry, as Andrew Drwiega found out.

UNMANNED AIR REFUELLING
Rick stories from the US Navy.

AIR TASK GROUP DEPLOYMENT
Nigel Pittaway explains the commander’s perspective on the Royal Australian Air Force’s mission in the Middle East.

FIGHTERS & TANKERS: THE HOT TOPIC IN ASIA
Nigel Pittaway focuses on the top stories from around Asia.

AIRBUS SEES EASTERN PROMISE
Airbus predicts solid growth in the Asia-Pacific market, as Nigel Pittaway analyses the figures.

Features

THE GULF TRENDSETTER
Andreas Spaeth profiles Qatar Airways and interviews its ebullient Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker.

LIFTING THE LID ON PHANTOM SWIFT
Andrew Drwiega investigates Boeing’s VTOL X-Plane.

SAUDI’S SUPER EAGLE
Jon Lake presents the most capable version of the F-15 Eagle ever built.

BREAKING THE ICE
Mark Broadbent spoke to the German scientists who are researching new ways of measuring and tackling aircraft icing.

THOROUGHBRED TBM
Dave Unwin flew the powerful new TBM900 turboprop.

TOWARDS TOMORROW’S US FIGHTER ENGINE
Chris Kjelgaard explains the variable-cycle engine: a possible power plant for the next-generation of US fighters.

STANDSTILL OR RESPITE?
Is Russia’s fifth-generation PAK FA fighter programme still on track? Piotr Butowski investigates.

A NEW GLOBAL STRATEGY
Bombardier Aerospace’s Global 7000 and Global 8000 are the longest range business jets ever designed. Chris Kjelgaard profiles the two jets.

CHINOOK MARK SIX
Ian Harding discovers what makes the RAF’s new Chinook HC6 different from earlier variants.

AIR PARADE
Piotr Butowski witnessed the Russian military’s annual flypast over Moscow.