AIR International - June 2019

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FEATURES

AIRBUS A380
Mark Broadbent reviews the A380 following the recent announcement Airbus will end its production.

NH90 NATO FRIGATE HELICOPTER
Ian Harding reports from Bardufoss Air Station on the service introduction of the NH90 with the Luftforsvaret.

DASSAULT RAFALE
FREE 24-page supplement on the Dassault Rafale.

BAE SYSTEMS HAWK
In the second of a three-part series on aircraft designed and produced by BAE Systems, Mark Ayton provides an update on the venerable Hawk trainer.

SAAB GRIPEN E
Mark Ayton details Saab’s Gripen E fighter.

BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 7500
Nigel Pittaway reports on Bombardier’s flagship business jet.

CN235 PERSUADER
Santiago Rivas reports on Colombia’s CASA CN235 maritime patrol aircraft, on the front line of SAR and the war on drugs.

AUSTRALIA’S F/A-18 HORNET
Nigel Pittaway reviews the status of the Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-18 Hornet fleet.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
A321XLR, Turkish F-35 row, CQ-24A K-MAX returns, HAWK30, Ahrlac, MAGMA.

BOEING 737 MAX 8
The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX airliner.

GUNFIGHTER ART
Artwork applied to US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles during a six-month tour of duty fighting ISIS.

BULLDOGS
A report on the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing during Exercise Frisian Flag.

MILITARY HELICOPTERS
French exercise in Morocco, AW101, MH-60R, AW159, AW109.

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT
Transatlantic additions, A319neo, Bombardier wings, MC-21-300.

STRATOLAUNCH
The world’s largest aircraft by wingspan takes its first flight.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
Canada picks V-200, Camcopter S-100, coastal SAR trial.

INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE & RECON
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, MC-55A order, P-8A Poseidons.

NEWS COLUMNS

UNITED STATES
F-35A in combat, F-35A in controversy and a future rotorcraft programme.

AUSTRALIA
Falcon arrives, Hercules connectivity and Tigers at sea.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL HELICOPTERS
Mi-171, H135, H215, AW109SP, AW139, Ansat.

BIZJETS
Airbus ACJ319neo first flight, HondaJet Elite.

GRAPHENE
A material revolution.

ALL HALE
High-flying UAVs.

INTERIORS
Comfort and connectivity.