AIR International - December 2015

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Top Stories

US AIRPOWER’S UNSEEN FUTURE?
The Long-Range Strike Bomber’s launch.

LEADING STORIES
MRJ and F-16V first flights, C919 rollout, SABRE engine, Danish MH-60R and more.

KING SIZE
The CH-53K King Stallion in detail.

MILITARY
Spanish Reapers, Korean Apache roll-out, Indian Il-76 upgrade and more.

CHINA’S BIG DRONE
China is building a large highaltitude long-endurance UAV.

MENG LONG
The first fully indigenous Chengdu J-10B fighter is now flying in China.

COMMERCIAL
CS300 launch operator, E-Jet E2 takes shape, A350 Ultra-Long Range and more.

THE IMPACT OF LOW-COST LONG-HAUL
This key airline industry trend was highlighted at the recent World Travel Market.

Features

BOEING 787 DREAMLINER
From its aerodynamics and engines to its flight deck and how airlines are using it, an in-depth look at the  787 – with input from designers, engineers, pilots and operators.

HARFANGS AND REAPERS OVER AFRICA
Henri-Pierre Grolleau continues his series of reports on Armée de l’Air operations in Africa.

LIVE FIRE
Aleksandar Radic reports on a joint Russian-Serbian exercise.

PRECISION STRIKE
Lon Nordeen and David Isby review the ongoing revolution in air-to-surface weapons.

RUSSIA’S SPECIAL FLIGHT
Alexander Mladenov outlines the plan to modernise the fleet of Russia’s government air transport unit.

TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2015
AIR International reports from Spain and Italy on NATO’s biggest exercise of the year.

OUT OF DARKNESS, THE LIGHT OF TRUTH
Scott Dworkin visits Dyess Air Force Base to learn about the reactivation of the 489th Bomb Group - the first Air Force Reserve B-1B Lancer unit.

CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM IN SEVILLE
Nigel Pittaway reports from the annual Airbus Defence and Space Trade Media Briefing.

WINAIR’S WINNING WAYS
Chris Kjelgaard reports on how Winair provides a vital lifeline for island nations and territories in the Caribbean.