AIR International - November 2015

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News

AIRBUS WAY
The brand new Airbus A320 family final assembly line in Alabama.

CHINA’S MIGHTY DRAGON
GAINS MOMENTUM
Chengdu has   own the seventh J-20 fighter.

LEADING STORIES
Japan selects the KC-46, progress on the H160, and SW-4 RWUAS demo.

BELUGA GOES XL
The next-generation airlifter passes a design milestone

COMMERCIAL
Last Boeing 737 at BA, A320neo modifi¬cation, Perlan 2 high-altitude glider.

Features

PAX: HOME OF US NAVY FLIGHT TESTING
Featuring the US Naval Test Pilot School and test programmes on E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, MQ-4C Triton, X-47B UCAV, EA-18G Growler and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

GREEK TRIUMPH
Andreas Spaeth reports from Athens on why Aegean Airlines is one of Europe’s most profitable airlines.

CATS AND TRAPS ON THE IKE
Details of the F-35C’s at sea period aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

HIGH PERFORMER
Dave Unwin flies the Grob G520NG, a high-altitude surveillance aircraft with impressive performance.

SILVIO ANGELUCCI
Riccardo Niccoli visits the Italian Air Force’s transport wing based at Pisa-San Guisto to learn about its varied mission set flown with C-27J Spartans and C-130J Hercules.

LEAP: CFM’S NEWGENERATION ENGINE
Chris Kjelgaard details the remarkable progress CFM International has made with its LEAP powerplants.

FRANCE’S GUARDIAN ANGELS
Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink learn about the personnel recovery work undertaken by the French Air Force’s EH 1/67 ‘Pyrénées’.

SEARCHERS AND HUNTERS
David Isby reviews the emerging mid-size maritime patrol aircraft market dominated by European aircraft.