AIR International - February 2016

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Top Stories

LEADING STORIES MRJ delayed, NATO
AGS arrives, HondaJet and Legacy 450 deliveries.

C SERIES CERTIFIED
Bombardier’s CS100, has received Canadian type certification.

MIG’S EXPANDING BUSINESS
These are times of expansion for a company nearly bankrupt a few years ago.

RUSSIA’S NEW JET TRAINER
The privately developed SR-10 trainer’s maiden ¬flight.

BLUEBIRD SAYS
GOODBYE The Royal Netherlands Air Force has finally retired the Alouette III helicopter.

TRILATERAL
A first of its kind air exercise was held at Langley Air Force Base in December.

BIG PLANS
Airbus’ ambitious goals for production increases and introducing new innovations.

Features

FISHBED FINALE
Alexander Mladenov and Krasimir Grozev report on the end of the MiG-21’s 52-year Bulgarian Air Force career.

EVOLVED
Mark Broadbent describes the various upgrades to the A330 and the neo variants now in development.

HEART AND SOUL OF A JET
Mark Ayton reports on the Lockheed Martin F-16V Fighting Falcon.

BEAUFORT
Henk de Ridder reports from Beaufort, South Carolina on US Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet operations.

DUTCH SUB-HUNTERS
Ian Harding reviews the latest developments of the Dutch NH90 NFH.

LAST FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE
Riccardo Niccoli recounts the service career of the Israeli Air and Space Force’s A-4 Ahit Skyhawks.

SUMOS
Matthew Clements reports from the KC-130J-equipped VMGR-152 at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.

SINGAPORE’S BLACKITES
Chen Chuanren visited the Republic of Singapore Air Force 144 Squadron and its veteran F-5s.

DUTCH OVER THE SAHEL
Frank Visser reports from the east of Mali in the Sahel region of Africa to learn about the Dutch AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopter detachment operating there.

VIKING SUNDOWN
Scott Dworkin visited Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 30 based at Point Mugu to witness the last ¬ flights of the S-3B Viking in US Navy service.

ANSAT
Alexander Mladenov looks at the development of the Kazan Helicopters’ Ansat 3.5-tonne twin helicopter and considers its prospects.