AIR International - November 2013x

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BIGGEST EVER ISSUE WITH TWO FREE SUPPLEMENTS

News

BREAKING NEWS
Proposed budget cuts force the US Air Force’s leadership to look at retiring whole fleets of aircraft, with the A-10 Thunderbolt II, MC-12W, KC-10A, B-1B and F-15C under scrutiny. AgustaWestland flies the first production AW189, Airbus Military celebrates the official delivery of the initial A400M Atlas, and the US Navy re-establishes VFA-101.

GENERAL NEWS
The RAF says ‘goodbye’ to the VC10, the Aurora Orion UAS flies, the QF-16 makes its first unmanned flight, Afghanistan becomes the latest C-130 Hercules operator while Belgium celebrates 40 years flying the type, Alitalia seeks aid, AgustaWestland delivers the 600th AW139, four Russians fl y around the world in R66s, Embraer marks 1,000 E-Jet deliveries, Airbus looks at a regional A330, Lufthansa says ‘yes’ to the 777-9X, Cessna puts wings on its Citation Latitude prototype and AIR International’s staff go to the cinema to watch Planes.

Features

TYPHOON SPECIAL
AIR International presents an overview of the current status, operators and weapons of the Typhoon as it fights to secure major orders in the Gulf.

WORLD TANKERS PART TWO
AIR International completes its two-part series of the world’s tankers

REGIONAL EVOLUTION
Mark Broadbent reports on BAE Systems Regional Aircraft’s expanding and evolving business.

MERLIN MARK TWO
As the Merlin Mk 2 enters service with the Royal Navy, Ian Harding visits RNAS Culdrose to review its upgrades.

FRENCH OPEVAL
Henri-Pierre Grolleau looks at the work of the French Air Force’s CEAM.

GULF STRIKE
Jim Dorschner reports on the arms market in the Gulf region.

GULF PATROL
The maritime patrol aircraft on offer to the Gulf, by Jim Dorschner.

DUBAI’S BUDGET AIRLINE
Dominik Sipinski looks at flydubai.

GULF SURVEILLANCE
Jim Dorschner investigates.