September 2017Lead feature, and emblazoned on this month’s magazine front cover, is an overview of <b>Russia’s first fifth-generation fighter</b>, the <b>Sukhoi Su-57</b>, two of which displayed at Zhukovsky airfield during the MAKS 2017 air show.<br><br>Other <b>FEATURES</b> consider the improvements made to the legacy <b>Boeing 777</b> airliner; Air Force 2030 – a look at policies and plans shaping the <b>US Air Force in 2030</b>; the concluding part of AIR International’s coverage of the US Navy’s <b>EA-18G Growler</b> training squadron; a trilogy of <b>Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16</b> stories from Lithuania, Arizona and Friesland; Italy’s elegant <b>Tecnam P2012 Traveller</b> commuter aircraft reviewed; photos and a report from this year’s Russian naval parade featuring rare <b>Tu-142 Bears, Il-38 Mays and MiG-31 Foxhounds</b>; the continuing double-digit growth of <b>Aeroflot</b> – Russia’s biggest carrier; despite programme delays and whopping great cost overruns, the <b>German Luftwaffe’s A400</b> fleet seems to be making operational progress – AIR International visits the squadron; bristling with new technologies, Dassault Aviation’s <b>Falcon 5X</b> looks to be the latest hot-rod business jet bound for the market; we review how the <b>US Marine Corps</b> continues to <b>recapitalise</b> its aviation fleet amidst a high operational tempo and commitments around the world; coverage of the <b>RAF’s Sentinel and Shadow spy planes</b>, and the <b>latest ISR systems</b> being developed for the all-important intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. <br><br>Packed with back-to-back news stories and features from cover to cover, no other aviation magazine packs so much in to 100 pages.
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