AIR International - January, 2018

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FEATURES

US COMBAT AIRPOWER TODAY AND BEYOND
David C Isby provides an overview of US airpower, a big, but demanding defence requirement.

NATIONAL POLICE AIR SERVICE
Ian Frain provides an overview of police aviation in the UK, which today is based around Airbus helicopters.

EXERCISE BLUE FLAG
Riccardo Niccoli visited Ovda Air Base in southern Israel to discover what the multinational exercise Blue Flag has to offer its participants.

BOEING 757
The Boeing 757 is a workhorse for many airlines and is set to remain so, but what might eventually replace it? Mark Broadbent reports.

ROYAL NAVY CARRIER AIR WING
Ian Harding visited Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton to learn about the carrier air wing work-up for the new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

FREIGHTER CONVERSIONS
Mark Broadbent profiles some of the latest developments in the expanding area of passenger-to-freighter conversions.

A-37B DRAGONFLY
Ernesto Blanco Calcagno reports from a roadside where the Uruguayan Air Force deployed A-37B Dragonfly jets.

INTERCARIBBEAN AIRWAYS
Chris Kjelgaard reports on interCaribbean Airways’ efforts to growa hub in the Turks and Caicos Islands and on relief-flying and network-rebuilding activities in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
Headline news from around the world, including the latest Tu-160, E-Fan X, a record Airbus order and the F-35I Adir.

DUBAI AIR SHOW 2017
A round-up of the big military news stories from the recent Dubai Air Show.

LAST F-16 LEAVES TEXAS NEST
The last F-16 Fighting Falcon has been built at Air Force Plant 4 run by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.

MILITARY NEWS
Sukhoi-killer, L-39CW, Il-276 and the all-new Calidus B-250.

SPAIN’S LAST P-3A ORION
The Spanish Air Force has retired its last P-3A Prion.

DUTCH NH90
Behind the scenes with the Dutch Helicopter Command’s NH90 NFHs.

MILITARY HELICOPTERS
Refurbished Hinds, Nigerian Air Force Bell 412, H145M firing trials and more.

COMMERCIAL NEWS
Beluga XL, Dream Chaser, Japan Airlines and Boom Supersonic.

AN-22 ANTEI
The world’s largest turboprop visits the UK.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
R-350, Kalashnikov’s UAVs and more.

INTEL, SURVEILLANCE AND RECON
Predator ASW capability, Operational MQ-4C Triton, and the Beriev A-100’s maiden flight.

ENGINES
The FATE demonstrator engine

NEWS COLUMNS

FRANCE
Aircraft developments and operational updates.

RUSSIA
Military transport branch expands its strength.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
B-52H Stratofortress improvements.

UNITED STATES NAVY
Telemetry, Triton, distraction and qualification.

ASIA AND AUSTRALIA
F-35 arrives, Seahawk and Squirrel depart.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL HELICOPTERS
Headlines from the commercial rotary market.

BUSINESS AVIATION
Major stories in the business aviation sector.

ENHANCING THE A321
Airbus Cabin Flex and the A321LR.

TEXTRON LAUNCHES CESSNA 408 SKYCOURIER
A new turboprop with both passenger and freight variants for the utility role.