Flight International - 26 June 2018

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CONTENTS


26 JUNE-2 JULY 2018

Lifting offHong Kong duo come to rescue
as first H175s shipped in new civilian search
configuration 8

Losing faithMalaysia Airlines ditches plan for
higher-density layout on A380 amid pilgrimage
cost concern 12

Harrier heroWe remember John Farley:
the old-school test pilot who championed
Jump Jet 37

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TESTINGSpreading
its wingsA330neo powers towards
service entry milestone

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F-35 engine maker draws heat from avionics upgrades P19. Poland puts stop to CSAR acquisition P

Aerion hopes billionaires are feeling supersonic P

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US Air Force, Airbus Helicopters

COVER STORY
7 Test routes point to A330neo targets

FEATURES
26 TRAINING Evolving expertise The
introduction of new models such as the
re-engined 737 Max, CSeries and E-Jet E2 is
powering demand for training devices, with
modest growth registered in the past year
28 No longer left to their own devices If you
build flight simulators does it also make sense to
train pilots? Two of the three big equipment firms
have followed this course. A third is taking a very
different route
32 Airlines hit glass ceiling IATA’s AGM showed
an industry with a gender balance problem much
deeper than Akbar Al Baker’s unguarded remarks
would suggest

REGULARS
5 Comment
34 Straight & Level
35 Letters
40 Classified
41 Jobs
43 Working Week

NEWS


THIS WEEK
6 Overdue Pegasus into home stretch
8 H175 trio come to Hong Kong’s rescue
9 R-R assured reliability issue is contained

NEWS FOCUS
11 Hiring spree will propel Skunk Works
17 Life less grand for Trent 1000 operators
18 Melrose maintains GKN’s global focus

AIR TRANSPORT
12 MAS renounces faith in A380 as high-density
pilgrim plane.
FedEx signs for package of widebody
freighters
FAA mandates further GP7200 engine checks
13 Airbus cuts cargo space on A350 ULR
Cathay goes all the way with -
14 Upgrades keep elderly 737-200s flying.
FAA issues fatigue warning over 767’s winglets
15 Air Transat building transatlantic base.
Neo line to boost A320 production.
EU lifts blanket ban on airlines from Indonesia

DEFENCE
19 P&W expands F135 options as new avionics
turn up heat.
USAF poised to award contracts for ETHOS
trials
20 No rescue plan for Polish procurement

BUSINESS AVIATION
22 Aerion banking on billionaires for AS2.
First customer Global 7500s begin completion
23 EASA certification sees Leap power towards
VIP segment.
Sukhoi delivers third Superjet SBJ to Thai air
force.
Victor takes the points in ad hoc charter
market
OBITUARY
37 John Farley

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES
Stephen Trimble (right) was
in Palmdale, as the fabled
Skunk Works enjoyed the
sweet smell of 75 years’
endeavour (P11). And
Dominic Perry was in a spin
with Airbus Helicopters at
its Marignane plant (P8)

COVER IMAGE
Jesus Moreno captured
this striking shot of an
A330-900 prototype
during testing conducted
at Spain’s Morón air base
in April. We check on the
new twinjet’s progress P

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NEXT WEEK CENTENARY
Ahead of multiple events
to celebrate 100 years of
the Royal Air Force, we
take a retrospective look

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