AIR International - November 2018

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FEATURES

RUSSIA’S SNEAKY IL-20 SPY PLANE
Babak Taghvaee details the current disposition of the Russian Air Force Il-20M fleet.

AIRBUS A320neo
Mark Broadbent reports on the Airbus A320neo programme, its variants and technologies.

Su-30s STRIKE IN AUSTRALIA
Nigel Pittaway spoke with Indian Air Force aircrew during this summer’s Exercise Pitch Black in Australia.

PATRIA PILOT TRAINING
Derek Bower visited the Patria Pilot Training facility in Finland, equipped with Diamond and Tecnam aircraft.

ADAPTIVE-CYCLE FAN ENGINES
Chris Kjelgaard spoke with GE Aviation about adaptive-cycle fan technologies for future fighter aircraft turbofan engines.

ISLANDERS’ ISLANDERS
Chris Kjelgaard looks at how the Falkland Islands’ government-owned airline FIGAS is updating its fleet.

ROYAL NAVY RESCUE
Ian Harding and Kevin Wills look back at this year’s European personnel recovery exercise at Gilze-Rijen.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
Top news from around the aviation world.

F-35B UK FLIGHT TRIALS
First landings on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

BELGIAN SPECIALS
Recent Belgian Air Component squadron anniversary colour schemes.

PEACEKEEPING
Slovakia’s airlift of peacekeepers.

MILITARY HELICOPTERS
Dutch Apache upgrade, Tiger Mk3.

COMMERCIAL NEWS
A321, A350, United, Aurigny, Delta A220.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
African UAVs, MQ-8C mine-hunting demo.

INTEL, SURVEILLANCE & RECON
UK confirms E-7 Wedgetail interest.

NEWS COLUMNS

UK
Where will future UK Apaches be based?

FRANCE
A bag full of firsts.

ITALY
Italy, the F-35 and the United States.

RUSSIA
A-100 AEW&C, upgraded bombers, legacy transports.

US AIR FORCE
386: the number of the US Air Force’s future?

US NAVY
Reapers, Ospreys and Herks.

CHINA
Z-10 attack helo, dedicated for export.

AUSTRALIA
Army Aviation demonstrates new capabilities.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL ROTARY WING
Coast Guard H145s, Bell 412 and AW139 approvals.

BIZJETS
Legacy 450s, Global 7500 certification, G500 delivery.

BIOFUEL FIRSTS
Flying using waste carbon.

EVOLVING SYSTEMS
ATRs get systems upgrades.