David C Isby reports on the game-changing capabilities of the F-35 Lightning, potential international sales and cost challenges for the programme.
HATS IN THE AIR
Nigel Pittaway tells the story of Australia’s new military helicopter training system and the start of its first courses.
Mark Broadbent reports on Boeing’s big freighter, the 747-8F, as UPS Airlines orders more.
Jos Schoofs charts the seventh deployment of Force Aérienne Belge F-16s to Lithuania for NATO air policing duties, which concluded recently.
Mark Broadbent looks at the Bombardier CRJ as the Canadian company adds chic to its regional jet range.
DEBUT IN NEVADA
Jon Lake spoke with officers from the Royal Saudi Air Force about the Typhoon and their debut at Red Flag.
Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink report on how Twente Airport is creating new markets, from testing to UAVs.
FALCONS OVER THE SEA
Henri-Pierre Grolleau reports from Lann-Bihoué after the Aéronavale’s Flotille 24F received its final Falcon 50M.
Airbus cuts, A350-1000 and E190-E2.
Mark Broadbent profiles the latest addition to Dassault Aviation’s bizjet range.
Alan Warnes reports on the Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning aircraft’s roll out.
DAGGERS, STONES AND FOXBATS
Piotr Butowski analyses the details of new strategic weapons in Russia.
Welsh Texans, Singapore tanker, Star Shadow.
Piotr Butowski reviews the Ka-52M.
Chen Chuanren details interesting new Republic of Singapore Air Force initiatives.
Rooivalks, Merlin HM2s, HH-60W, Indian Apaches and Pakistan AW139s.
Kees van der Mark looks at how Dutch Defence Helicopter Command is preparing for the future.
Ultra-long-range A350, supersonic research, 737 MAX 9, Hawaiian 787-9s.
UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
SW-4 Solo, MQ-25A Stingray, US Coast Guard ScanEagles, Rustom 2 flies.
INTEL, SURVEILLANCE AND RECON
France’s electronic warfare programme, AEW upgrades in Australia and Japan.
A blazing shield and 5 bolts of lightning.
Procurement plans, including a high-speed helicopter.
US AIR FORCE
Surfing the bow wave: airpower and the defence budget.
Procurements and retirements.
Su-35s on exercise and operational J-20s.
Japan mulls F-35B, deploys F-35A and seeks partner for F-3.
LOTS OF ORDERS
Airbus Helicopters secures contracts in the United States.
Cessna Citation Longitude concludes Asia-Pacific tour.
Embraer targets a niche with its E-Jet E2 regional jet.
The first customer A330-900neos leave the factory.