AIR International - June 2007

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FEATURES

NEW CAPABILITIES FOR ITALY'S TORNADOS
Dr Riccardo Niccoli details the work taking place to upgrade the Italian Air Force's Tornados with new weapons and systems.

THE RIVALS - RAFALE AND TYPHOON
Jon Lake compares and contrasts two of the world's leading fighter aircraft, the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon.

JET OR TURBOPROP POWER FOR REGIONAL AIRLINERS?
Passenger whims, environmental concerns, speed, comfort and operating efficiencies are all factors determining whether regional aircraft are powered by turboprop or turbojet. Brian Walters looks at the options.

SPREADING THE NET
Tim Ripley examines the plans to improve the capabilities of the RAF's Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 fleet to meet the needs of network-centric warfare.

ALASKA AIRLINES - LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
Alaska Airlines' aircraft have worn their trademark 'smiling Eskimo' on their tails since the 1970s. However, like many US carriers, the company has not had much to smile about recently. Can it succeed in banishing the red ink from its balance sheet? Bruce Hales-Dutton reports.

BOMBARDIER LAUNCHES CRJ1000
Bruce Hales-Dutton assesses Bombardier's latest stretch of its regional jet family, which will accommodate 100 passengers.

REGULARS

MILITARY NEWS
Reports from around the world.

CIVIL NEWS
A round-up of the latest commercial aviation news.

CIVIL ACCIDENTS
Compiled by Dave Allport.

TALKBACK
A selection of readers' letters and photographs.

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