There's lots to read in the June 2017 issue of AIR International. Packed with back-to-back news stories and features from cover to cover, no other aviation magazine packs so much in to 100 pages.
This month’s front cover features a striking image of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon to highlight a detailed feature on America's new maritime patrol aircraft. Our Poseidon feature details the aircraft and its systems, flight testing and notable achievements in the US Navy fleet.
AIRSCENE, our monthly news section, covers the maiden flights of China's C919 airliner and JF-17B fighter; a first look at the UK's new H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter training helicopters; the forthcoming OA-X, the US Air Force experiment for an observation and attack aircraft; a look at the status of Russia's rotorcraft industry; and the usual mix of commercial and military stories from around the world.
French Air Power is the topic of this month's SUPER FEATURE detailing current and future capabilities in air defence, strike, reconnaissance, command and control, air refuelling, air transport, special forces, battlefield attack, carrier air power and maritime patrol.
Other FEATURES this month include reports from down under on Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs and EA-18G Growlers; Boeing's MAX 9, the latest 737; innovative interiors for the modern airliner; airline flight-tracking systems; Poland's all-rounder: the PZL M28 Skytruck; airborne early warning in a Merlin helicopter: the Royal Navy's future surveillance system dubbed Crowsnest; Embraer's Legacy executive jet; dealing with the aftermath of a major earthquake in California at Exercise Vigilant Guard; and a report about Leonardo's multi-mission P-72.
AboutWelcome to your all new AIR International
Launched in 1972, over the years AIR International has established an unrivalled reputation for authoritative reporting and coverage of the full spectrum of aviation subjects.
More recently we have tried to improve the magazine from cover to cover. We have more correspondents and top aviation writers from around the world, offering even more exciting news, features and stunning photography.
AIR International has more pages than ever, all still dedicated to commercial and military aviation. Our new, more contemporary and colourful design, packed with more images and improved graphics make each page easier on the eye and, most importantly, more enjoyable to read!
So what’s new in AIR International?
There’s more coverage of all the latest news stories and events, now split by geographical region. Furthermore, we have introduced news columns and a section of 'news in pictures'. Plus, there are dedicated news reports, more features and factual insider information.
AIR International still offers an unrivalled focus on the world of modern aviation. One big change is that we have new exclusive interviews providing answers from the people at the forefront of both military and commercial aviation.
The military segment still covers all aircraft and helicopter types in service with the world’s air arms. However there are new air exercise reports, offering worldwide coverage of activity, with editorial focus placed on their objectives, training value and the latest systems in action.
Additionally, there’s heightened exposure of UAVs with reporting on how unmanned aerial vehicles continue to evolve and adopt more military and scientific roles.
The commercial section continues to have great features and profiles on airlines. However we reveal how the airlines work. Moreover, we feature aircraft and helicopters in a variety of operations and roles within companies, institutions and para-civil organisations.
There is a new focus on technology with the latest systems used for research, flight test and science.
We believe that these changes have improved the reading experience of all of our readers whilst retaining AIR International’s rich tradition of aviation journalism and why not see for yourself!