AIR International - December 2017

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FEATURES

BOEING 777X
The new generation Triple Seven in detail – the aircraft, its engines, wing, specifications and orders.

MITSUBISHI X-2
Nigel Pittaway reviews the history and development of Japan’s X-2 ShinShin fighter demonstrator.

LIGHT ATTACK EXPERIMENT
Mark Ayton spoke with US Air Force personnel responsible for planning and staging this summer’s light attack experiment held at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

HH-101 CAESAR
Riccardo Niccoli reports on the development and capabilities of the new HH-101A operated by the Italian Air Force.

TRADEWIND AVIATION
Chris Kjelgaard discovers how Tradewind Aviation, which operates Pilatus PC-12s in the north-eastern United States and in the Caribbean, is continuing to grow apace.

F-22 RAPTOR
Mark Ayton learns about the F-22 Raptor with the 1st Fighter Wing.

AH-64 APACHE
Chen Chuanren learns how the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s 120 Squadron has adapted its AH-64D Apache Longbow to new threats and increased integration with the army.

EXERCISE SERPENTEX
Jan Kraak visits Corsica to report on 2017’s iteration of the SERPENTEX series of exercises.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
Headline news from around the world.

A330NEO’S MAIDEN FLIGHT
The latest Airbus A330 variant enters testing.

MILITARY NEWS
Russia’s new military transport regiment; additional F-16s to Jordan.

SERBIA’S NEW MIGs
More MiG-29s to the Serbian Air Force.

MILITARY HELICOPTERS
Super Lynx, UK SAR training and more.

COMMERCIAL NEWS
Further A350 deliveries, E195-E2 handover date and legacy retirements.

KLM’S LAST FOKKERS
Farewell to KLM’s final Fokker 70.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
MQ-25 Stingray, VA001’s record and more.

INTEL, SURVEILLANCE & RECON
Predators, Reapers and Gray Eagles.

NEWS COLUMNS

FRANCE
Defence budget act.

RUSSIA
Challenging times for Russia’s carrier aviation.

UNITED STATES
US Army helicopters reinforce Europe.

ASIA AND AUSTRALIA
Asia-Pacific fighter news.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL HELICOPTERS
Headlines from the commercial rotary market, including new sales for Leonardo helicopters.

BUSINESS AVIATION
Major stories in business aviation, including the G500 and G600 exceeding expectations.

AIRBUS TAKES ON THE C SERIES
Airbus becoming the majority owner of the C Series is a move with many ramifications for the single-aisle airliner market.

AIRLANDER’S TOURISM TRIAL
Tourism flights are planned for the world’s largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 hybrid.