S c o t t Dw or k i n
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
breaks cover, Austria receives an upgraded
, Portugal celebrates 50 years of
operations and Jat becomes
The Dambusters named as ﬁrst RAF
F-35 Lightning II
upgrade ﬂown, UAE looks at
and US stops Egyptian
LOW-COST, LONG-HAUL: CAN IT WORK?
The highly efﬁcient Boeing 787 makes long-haul routes more attractive to low-cost operators, but can they be proﬁtable as well? Andreas Spaeth investigates.
TIP OF THE SPEAR
In the second of a three-part series on the work-up cycle of Carrier Air Wing 11 and the USS
, Scott Dwor-kin reports from NAS Fallon in Nevada.
Piotr Butowski looks at Russia’s lat-est developments in unmanned systems.
THE HUB AIRPORT DEBATE: THE MONTREAL MODEL
In the concluding part of
analysis of the UK’s future airport policy, Bruce Hales-Dutton considers vari-ous options for the future of the United Kingdom’s hub airport.
CONTINUOUS BOMBER PRESENCE
The Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is still a formidable strategic tool for the US Air Force, as Robert F Dorr reports.
SA Express, South African Air-ways’ feeder airline, is experiencing major growth, as detailed by Sebastian Schmitz.
NEMO IN AFGHANISTAN
Riccardo Niccoli looks at the work of the Italian Army’s NH90s in Afghanistan.
A GIANT SPREADS ITS WINGS
Delta, the world’s biggest airline, is reaping the beneﬁts of its merger with Northwest and planning growth through new partnerships and products. Andreas Spaeth explains.
FLIGHT TRAINING DOWN UNDER
Nigel Pittaway proﬁles ﬂight training provided by BAE Systems in Australia.
This month’s issue features Norwegian’s low-cost, long-haul 787 operation. Jorgen Syversen/AirTeamImages
LEADING NEWS STORIES 06 PRESERVING THE FUTURE
Henri-Pierre Grolleau analyses the new French Military Planning Act.
10 OSPREYS TAKE ROOST
Matthew Clements reports on basing the CV-22 Osprey at RAF Mildenhall.
14 SHARPENING TALONS
Riccardo Niccoli visited Konya AB, Tur- key, during exercise Anatolian Eagle.
18 CONGRESS, CHINOOKS, CRASHES – AND UNCERTAINTY
Robert F Dorr highlights the potential fate of different US air-craft types at the mercy of a politically-paralysed Congress.
22 GROWLERS, PROWLERS, POSEIDONS AND TURBO MENTORS
Rick Burgess outlines the latest stories from the US Department of the Navy.
36 SAFETY, SECURITY & SUCCESS
Nigel Pittaway reports on the major challenges faced by airlines, as pre- sented by Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and Chief Executive Ofﬁcer.
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