AIR International - July 2018

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FEATURES

QUINTA GENERAZIONE ITALIANA
Riccardo Niccoli visited Italy’s F-35A wing at Amendola Air Base in the southern province of Puglia.

CANADA’S FIREFIGHTER
Mark Broadbent interviewed Viking’s programme managers about enhancements to its CL-415 firefighter.

BORN IN THE EAST, MADE IN THE SOUTH
Mark Ayton spoke to members of Lockheed Martin’s T-50A team about its supersonic trainer aircraft.

TRAINING OVER LA MANCHA
Roberto Yáñez and Alex Rodriguez report on NATO’s prestigious Tactical Leadership Programme.

FACE-OFF
Mark Broadbent looks at the widebody aircraft market.

BLOCK THREE
Lon Nordeen provides an overview of the Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet.

P-72s AT SIGONELLA
Riccardo Niccoli details the Italian P-72A surveillance aircraft.

DARK FALCON
Graham Platt presents the Belgian Air Force F-16 solo demo team.

STADIUM SEATING
Lon Nordeen provides an overview of Boeing’s BTX-1 supersonic trainer.

CANADA’S DEMO JET
Mark Ayton explains this year’s Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 demo team.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
V-22 Osprey, C Series deal, Heron TPs for Germany, Dark Sword, Russia-Chinese widebody airliner.

D-DAY AT MARHAM
History was made on the 74th anniversary of D-Day, when the UK’s first four F-35B Lightning IIs were delivered to their new home, RAF Marham.

BERLIN 2018
Jerry Gunner reports from the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, venue of this year’s ILA air show.

MILITARY NEWS
NATO faces growing Russian threat, multiple US deployments to Europe, Japan F-35As deploy, Sudan FCT-2000, DART-550, Greece buys Tecnam trainers.

EYE OF THE TIGER
Filip Modrzejewski reports from Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, venue for the 2018 Tiger Meet.

MILITARY ROTARY WING
Leonardo delivers Commando Merlin, Tiger Mk3 go-ahead, Cormorant upgrade, first CH-53K delivery.

COMMERCIAL NEWS
BelugaXL ground tests ahead of first flight, new Twin Otter, Flybe’s Q400 focus, Air Italy spreads wings.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
MQ-4C Triton in service, NASA’s Ikhana flies solo in civil airspace, Korsar tests.

INTEL, SURVEILLANCE AND RECON
Team SkyGuardian Canada, Korean MPA requirement, Falcon 2000 MSA for Japan Coast Guard.

MILITARY ENGINES
Pratt & Whitney initiatives, F135 LRIP 11, digital depot, fleet command, and GatorWorks.

NEWS COLUMNS

ASIA-PACIFIC
Bangladeshi Herks, Indian Sukhois and Kiwi King Airs.

CHINA
An aircraft carrier force in the making.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL ROTARY WING
ACH130 and Embraer’s electric helicopter.

BIZJETS
Bombardier’s new Global-series jets.

MARKET MOVES
Where next for commercial jet sales?

TRANSATLANTIC ATM
A new era beckons for air traffic control.