AIR International - August 2018

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FEATURES
UK AIRPOWER: PART 1
AIR International looks at the United Kingdom’s military aviation.

LM-100J
Mark Broadbent profiles the Lockheed Martin LM-100J, the new civil Hercules currently in flight testing.

A RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
Alexander Mladenov tells us about the radical changes to Russia’s military flight training system.

VIKINGS FLYING HIGH
Andreas Spaeth reports from Reykjavik on Icelandair.

GETTING THEM OUT
Kees van der Mark reports on this year’s European personnel recovery exercise from Gilze-Rijen Air Base.

POLICING ITALY
Simone Bovi profiles 2° Reparto Volo in Milan, one of Italy’s police aviation units.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS?
Dr Simon Bennett reports on the recent historic first meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.

AIRSCENE
LEADING STORIES
Boeing’s hypersonic vehicle concept, KC-46 developments, C Series becomes A220, Boeing and Embraer partnership.

FARNBOROUGH
Headlines from the opening couple of days of this year’s largest aerospace industry exhibition.

SURPRISE COMPETITION
David C Isby provides an overview of a surprise US Army helicopter competition.

MILITARY NEWS
Two F-35 firsts, Kuwait signs for Super Hornets, Draken welcomes its first former Spanish Mirage F1M, spy-plane passes through Newcastle.

RUSSIA’S LIVE FIRE COMPETITION
Alexander Mladenov reports on this year’s Russian combat employment competition held at Dubrovichi shooting range near the city of Ryazan.

MILITARY HELICOPTERS
German Tigers return, Singapore Chinooks arrive in Australia, Block II CH-47F, Hungary orders H145M.

COMMERCIAL NEWS
Airbus introduces A350-900 improvements, FedEx buys more Boeing freighters, ATR’s optimistic outlook.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
Historic flight by the MQ-9B SkyGuardian, unmanned helicopter on Mars, SuperARTIS.

INTEL, SURVEILLANCE AND RECON
South Korea and New Zealand select the P-8A Poseidon, AgilePod on the Reaper.

NEWS COLUMNS
FRANCE
Helicopter serviceability, firsts and custom service changes.

RUSSIA
Combat testing the Su-57, state testing the Il-20M, exporting the Orlan-10.

US AIR FORCE
LAE 2018: the sequel to OA-X.

CHINA
The latest on PLAAF pilot training.

ASIA
Rafales on the horizon, Tejas operational, but no new fighter deal soon.

BACK PAGES
COMMERCIAL ROTARY WING
Former Army S-70s for fire service, Hong Kong and Swiss deliveries.

BIZJETS
Medical Learjet 75, ACJ320neo final assembly, Phenom 300E in Asia-Pacific.

REDRAWING THE LINES
Airbus makes changes to its portfolio.

CUTTING NOISE
NASA tests clever new technologies.