AIR International - January 2019

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FEATURES

AIRBUS A330NEO
Mark Broadbent profiles the latest versions of the Airbus A330.

CHINOOKS FOR THE FUTURE?
David C Isby provides an overview of the heavy-lift CH-47 Chinook, still designed and built by Boeing in Pennslyvania.

Mi-26: STILL ALIVE AND KICKING
Alexander Mladenov reports on how the Mil Mi-26 has seen some exciting developments and found new customers.

KING STALLION
Jerry Gunner brings us up to date on the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter.

COMPLEX AVIATION
Riccardo Niccoli reports from the Italian Army CAEX 2018-II exercise.

F-16: UPGRADING A CLASSIC
David C Isby reviews the disposition of the US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet.

AW169 IN ITALY
Dino Marcellino details Airgreen’s operations with the Leonardo AW169 helicopter.

ATLANTIQUE 2 INTO COMBAT
Henri-Pierre Grolleau tells us how the French Navy’s Atlantique 2 has become a versatile combat tool.

SMALL ISLAND, BIG JETS
Andreas Spaeth reports on Air Mauritius’ plans to establish its home base as a hub between Africa and Asia.

AIR MANOEUVRES
Kees van der Mark outlines how this year’s Falcon Autumn exercise differed from previous editions.

WP-3D: RIDERS OF THE STORMS
Mark Broadbent outlines the work of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration WP-3D Orions flying into hurricanes.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
Power-on for the Boeing 777X, Australia selects Reaper, A330-900, Urban Air Mobility, cutting-edge test squadron.

POINT BLANK
A UK-based exercise growing in importance and capability.

FIFTH-GENERATION TLP
The F-35 Lightning II in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme.

AIRSHOW CHINA
Debuts at the latest Airshow China exhibition at Zhuhai.

MILITARY NEWS
Eurofighter passes 500,000 flying hours, RoKAF A330 delivered, UK MFTS complete, Rivet Joints to Fairford.

AN-22
Spain’s use of the mighty Antonov An-22 Antei aircraft.

IRAN’S AIR POWER
An overview of the 2018 Iranian air show held at Kish Island.

MILITARY HELICOPTERS
Juno and Jupiter, Apaches, Black Hawks, Mi-171A2, AW169M.

COMMERCIAL NEWS
Air France A380, British Airways retires its last 767, further A321neo development, Virgin Orbit captive carry flight.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
Aurora Flight Sciences Odysseus, Chinese UAVs, European contracts.

INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE & RECON
Australian Orion, French MPA, Jamaican King Air 350ERs.

NEWS COLUMNS

UK
Wildcat success and new Chinooks.

FRANCE
Rafale Romeo, next-generation missiles and new patrollers.

RUSSIA
High-speed helicopter and the Mi-38T.

US AIR FORCE
Fighting in the electromagnetic spectrum.

ASIA-PACIFIC
Trainers, trainers, trainers.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL ROTARY-WING
NPAS H135s, HEMS H145, Polish Black Hawk.

BIZJETS
Global 7500 certification, Flying Doctor PC-24A, ACJ320neo.

REGIONAL CHANGE
Bombardier sells the Dash 8 programme.

BEHA
Big ambitions for a small aircraft.