Lead feature, and emblazoned on this month’s magazine front cover, is an overview of Russia’s first fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57, two of which displayed at Zhukovsky airfield during the MAKS 2017 air show.
Other FEATURES consider the improvements made to the legacy Boeing 777 airliner; Air Force 2030 – a look at policies and plans shaping the US Air Force in 2030; the concluding part of AIR International’s coverage of the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler training squadron; a trilogy of Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 stories from Lithuania, Arizona and Friesland; Italy’s elegant Tecnam P2012 Traveller commuter aircraft reviewed; photos and a report from this year’s Russian naval parade featuring rare Tu-142 Bears, Il-38 Mays and MiG-31 Foxhounds; the continuing double-digit growth of Aeroflot – Russia’s biggest carrier; despite programme delays and whopping great cost overruns, the German Luftwaffe’s A400 fleet seems to be making operational progress – AIR International visits the squadron; bristling with new technologies, Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 5X looks to be the latest hot-rod business jet bound for the market; we review how the US Marine Corps continues to recapitalise its aviation fleet amidst a high operational tempo and commitments around the world; coverage of the RAF’s Sentinel and Shadow spy planes, and the latest ISR systems being developed for the all-important intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.
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!