Three major notable announcements were made at this year’s 52nd Paris Air Show; the Airbus A380plus, a high-speed helicopter concept from Airbus known as the RACER, and Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 – all three are covered in the August issue.
AIRSCENE, our monthly news section, provides details on three futuristic designs; the Boom Supersonic XB-1 from America; the Myasishchev M-60 project out of Russia and the Guimbal VSR700, an optionally piloted helicopter made in France; Saab’s Gripen E makes its maiden flight; Eviation unveils an all-electric commuter plane named Alice; more from Embraer on the E195-E2; and the usual mix of commercial and military stories from around the world.
Lead feature this month is a detailed overview of Bombardier’s C Series airliner covering the aircraft’s design, its systems and engines and the operators.
Other FEATURES include Alaska’s Northern Edge, an exercise featuring a range of types from a 1944 DC-3 Dakota to 2015 F-35B Lightning IIs, flying in the air battle of a lifetime; behind the scenes of the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler schoolhouse; plenty of details about Poland’s upgraded Su-22 Fitters; Spanish F-18 Hornets patrolling the Baltic; Aviadarts, Russia’s annual gunnery and bombing competition featuring MiG-29 Fulcrums, Su-34 Fullbacks and Su-35 Flankers; and five glorious paint schemes applied to Typhoons and F-35A Lightning IIs to mark the centenaries of Italy’s oldest fighter squadrons.
Packed with back-to-back news stories and features from cover to cover, no other aviation magazine packs so much in to 100 pages.
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!