AIR International - September 2019

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FEATURES

BOEING 787-10
Mark Broadbent profiles the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.

MADE IN ENGLAND: TEMPEST
Mark Ayton concludes a three-part series on aircraft designed and produced by BAE Systems.

EUROPEAN TACTICAL AIRLIFT PROGRAMME
Roberto Yáñez and Alex Rodríguez report from Zaragoza Air Base, home of the European Tactical Airlift Centre.

BREXIT AND THE UK AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
Dr Simon Bennett considers the impact.

IHTC BÜCKEBURG
Ludo Mennes and Frank Visser report on the training operations of the international helicopter flight school.

UK SPECIAL FORCES
Babak Taghvaee examines the vital work performed by Royal Air Force Chinook and Hercules during Operation Shader.

AIRCRAFT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Nigel Pittaway provides an overview of Australia’s Aircraft Research and Development Unit.

ARCTIC TANKERS
Mark Ayton tells the fascinating story of the only US Air Force unit located in an arctic region, the 168th Wing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

WILDCAT
Ian Harding and Kevin Wills visited 847 Naval Air Squadron.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
Boeing 777-9, 737 MAX, F-16s for Bulgaria and Slovakia, hypersonic engine, LANCA, Portugal orders KC-390, M-346FA.

ALWAYS PREPARED
Ian Harding witnessed the arrival of the latest six UK F-35B Lightnings at RAF Marham and 207 Squadron’s appearance at the Norfolk base.

SIX FOOT’S CLUB MED TOUR
Babak Taghvaee on the UK’s first overseas deployment of the F-35 Lightning.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
Falco Xplorer, TACE tests for Skyborg, DLR tests unmanned gyrocopter.

INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE & RECON
MQ-8C Fire Scout, C295, Poseidon, Wedgetail.

ROCKET DROP
Mark Broadbent reports on the first drop of LauncherOne from a Boeing 747.

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT
A350-1000 arrives, Air France axes A380, cargo market forecast, Aer Lingus A321LR.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL HELICOPTERS
MD 350F, hot and high Mi-38, ACH160, Turkish Ka-32A11BCs.

BIZJETS
Learjet 75 Liberty, Global 5500, Challenger 350, Jet ConneX.

SPEEDBIRD SALUTE
British Airways’ BOAC 747 retrojet and the Red Arrows.

IMPROVING VISION
Testing autoland systems.

BIRD OF PREY
Inspiring ideas for aerospace.