AIR International - January 2012

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FEATURES

A380 AIRCRAFT OF THE NEW MILLENIUM

Andreas Spaeth spoke exclusively with Emirates' President Tim Clark looking back on three years of A380 operations - and into the future, when the Gulf carrier will fly 90 A380 Super Jumbos.

SIX...BACK ON THE ROAD
In another exclusive this month, AIR International's Mark Ayton reports from RAF Leuchars in Fife, home of No.6 Squadron and its first overseas deployment with the Typhoon.

UNMANNED IN OKLAHOMA
Unmanned air systems are playing a greater role in non-military uses and the US state of Oklahoma is aspiring to become one of the world's leading hubs for UAS development, as Mark Broadbent reports.

ARGENTINA'S FIGHTINGHAWKS
Santiago Rivas reports from BAM Villa Reynolds, in San Luis Province home of Argentina's A-4AR Fightinghawks, among the last A-4 Skyhawks in operational service.

THE A330 FAMILY - TALENTED TWINS FROM TOULOUSE
Chris Kjelgaard looks at the high-selling A330 programme Airbus' most successful wide-body family to date.

EUROCOPTER'S GUARDIAN ANGEL
Andrew Drwiega reports from Marignane, France, on Eurocopter's hybrid helicopter power test system.

REGULARS

BREAKING NEWS
US RQ-170 Sentinel UAV crash in Iran, Japan shortlists F-35 Lightning II and Super Hornet for F-X programme, contenders for Malaysian MiG-29N replacement appear at LIMA 2011 airshow, India selects Hawk for its Surya Kiran national display team, and maiden flight of Indian EMB-145 AEW&C.

HEADLINE NEWS
Jon Lake reveals how the Royal Saudi Air Force commenced air-to-ground operations with its Typhoons in December.

GENERAL NEWS
Switzerland selects JAS 39E Gripen, roll-out of the first UK F-35B, cancellation of General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136 engine, the first A380 for Thai Airways' takes shape, maiden flights of the second X-47B UCAV demonstrator and third Russian T-50 fifth-gen fighter, Bombardier CSeries programme update, Lockheed Martin proposes new C-130XJ, and Shaanxi Y-9 MPA revealed.

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