AIR International - March 2016

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Top Stories

MAX AIRBORNE
The next iteration of the enduring Boeing 737, the MAX, has   own.

LEADING STORIES
Iran’s airliner orders, A321neo flies, KC-46 first air refuelling, and more.

INTO SERVICE
Lufthansa premiered the Airbus A320neo in a low-key launch.

SWISS STARTS NEW ERA
Swiss has received its first flagship Boeing 777-300ER.

HIGH FLIGHT
Alexander Mladenov reports on the Irkut Corporation, Russia’s aerospace champion.

ITALIA PRIMA
Riccardo Niccoli reports on the first transatlantic flight of an F-35 Lightning II.

HOT SHOT
An account of this year’s Republic of Singapore Air Force bombing competition.

News

MILITARY A-10
retirement delay, Indian Navy fighters, UK Zephyrs, and more.

COMMERCIAL
Airlander progress, Singapore Airlines A350 flies, Airbus wing research, and more.

Features

TURBO TIMES
The turboprop market is far from static, as Mark Broadbent explains.

FULLBACK
Piotr Butowski profiles the Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback, Russia’s tactical bomber.

PURPOSEFUL PORTER
Dave Unwin flies the iconic PC-6.

TEACH AND STRIKE
Ian Harding visited 750 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Culdrose.

STRETCHING THE C-12
Matthew Clements reports on the US Air Force’s C-12J Huron fleet at Yokota in Japan.

BRITAIN’S AIRPORT CAPACITY SAGA
Dr Simon Bennett reviews the ongoing saga of London Heathrow Airport.

TIGERS IN THE SNOW
Riccardo Niccoli reports from the Alps on changing times for the Swiss Air Force’s F/A-18s.

STAR’S ALLIANCE
Dominic Sipinski reports on Star.

GUNFIGHTERS
Mark Ayton visited Marine Air Group 39 to see the AH-1Z Cobra in action.

5950
Mark Ayton profiles the mid-size Cessna Latitude business jet.

MIRAGE 2000S OVER AFRICA
Henri-Pierre Grolleau reports on Armée de l’Air’s Mirage 2000s in Africa.