AIR International - July 2015

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NEWS

BREAKING NEWS
Singapore’s anniversary A380s, B-52Hs and B-2s in the UK, Airbus Helicopters’ H160 maiden flight and MRJ taxi tests.

GENERAL NEWS
Thales selected for Royal Navy Merlin Crowsnest, Indonesia considering US-2, and An-132 plans.

LEADING NEWS COLUMNS

THE LATEST ANTONOV
Piotr Butowski visited Kiev to witness the early tests of the Antonov An-178, Ukraine’s new transport aircraft.

TALIOS PODS, TIGRES, HERCULES AND REAPERS
Jan Kraak provides details of the top stories from around France.

LONG-RANGE STRIKE BOMBER AND AN AIR-TO-AIR ENCOUNTER
Robert F Dorr provides the US Air Force.

MV-22 CHANGING
Rick Burgess gives the latest top news stories from the US Navy and US Marine Corps.

ROMEO & JULIET, THE MOOSE & THE TIGER
Nigel Pittaway focuses on the top stories from Australia.

Features

THE FOXHOUND’S NEW TRICKS
Alexander Mladenov assesses the capabilities and deployment of the Russian Air Force’s upgraded MiG-31s Foxhounds.

ANTI-UAV DEFENCE SYSTEM
Andrew Drwiega reports on an easily deployable solution to counter small UAVs.

F-22 RAPTOR – AMERICA’S SUPERFIGHTER
AIR International’s latest supplement comprises 25 pages of super cruising F-22 Raptors.

A CLASS OF ITS OWN
Dave Unwin flies the powerful and practical Pilatus PC-12NG – a sterling performer.

A SUPERSONIC FUTURE
NASA experts think airliners will be able to fly supersonically and be environmentally friendly within 20 years as Chris Kjelgaard finds out.

HEADING BACK TO BLACK
A three-point plan to regain profitability has been revealed by German carrier airberlin. Dominik Sipinski reports from Berlin.

TOWARDS TOMORROW’S US FIGHTER ENGINE
Chris Kjelgaard details GE Aviation’s work on adaptive-cycle engines.

AIR CANADA ON THE CLIMB
Andreas Spaeth reports from Toronto on Air Canada’s bright future thanks to new aircraft, a deal with its pilots and a strengthened hub.

RAISING THE BAR
The Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course is designed to improve US Marine Corps readiness and capability, as Steven Valinski discovers.