AIR International – June 2018

(Jacob Rumans) #1

From the Editor


http://www.airinternational.com | 3

Design Dan Jarman
Production Manager
Janet Watkins
Ad Production Manager
Debi McGowan
Ad Production
Kay Townsin
Group Marketing Manager
Martin Steele
Marketing Manager
Shaun Binnington
Commercial Director
Ann Saundry

Group CEO & Publisher
Adrian Cox

Editor Mark Ayton
airint@keypublishing.com

Assistant Editor Mark Broadbent
airnews@keypublishing.com

Editor’s Secretary Melissa Smith
melissa.smith@keypublishing.com

Advertisement Manager Ian Maxwell
ian.maxwell@keypublishing.com

We are unable to guarantee the bonafi des of any of our advertisers. Readers are strongly recommended to take their own precautions before parting with any information
or item of value, including, but not limited to, money, manuscripts, photographs or personal information in response to any advertisements within this publication.


  • ISSN 0306-5634 •
    is published monthly by:
    Key Publishing Ltd,
    PO Box 100, Stamford, Lincs,
    PE9 1XQ, UK
    T +44 (0)1780 755131
    F +44 (0)1780 757261


The entire contents of AIR International is
© copyright, and no part of it may be reproduced in any
form or stored on any form of retrieval system without the
prior permission of the publisher. All items submitted for
publication are subject to our terms and conditions, which
are regularly updated without prior notice and are freely
available from Key Publishing Ltd or downloadable from
http://www.keypublishing.com
Distribution by Seymour Distribution Ltd T. +
(0)020 7429 4000 Printed in England
by Warners Midlands PLC.
Please refer to main
Subscriptions Advert within
the magazine or contact:

Subcriptions & Mail Order,
P.O Box 300,
Stamford, Lincs PE9 1NA UK
T +44 (0)1780 480404
F +44 (0)1780 757812
Email Subscriptions:
subs@keypublishing.com
Email Mail Order:
orders@keypublishing.com
Or order online at:
http://www.keypublishing.com
Readers in USA may place
subscriptions by telephone toll-free 800-428-3003.
Air International is distributed in the USA by Mail
Right Int., 3300 Pacifi c Ave, Ste 500, Virginia

Beach, VA23451-9828. Periodicals Postage Paid at
Virginia Beach, VA
and additional mailing o ces
Postmaster send address
corrections to: AIR International,
Key Publishing Ltd,
C/o Mail Right International Inc. 3300 Pacifi c Ave,
Ste 500,
Virginia Beach, VA23451-

B


ased on a general slow-down of signifi cant news releases
from all of the big aircraft manufacturers around the
world, an editorial team always knows, without referring
to calendars, that something big is on the horizon:
Farnborough. The ever-growing Hampshire ‘metropolis’,
or Farnborough airfi eld at least, is due to host its biennial air show
between July 16 and 22. As usual, there’s no telling what is likely to
be unveiled or announced at the show other than, perhaps, more
big bags full of orders for Airbus and Boeing. That in itself is not
exciting, other than for the companies involved. Maybe the space and
unmanned sectors will yield something of interest. But that’s all for
next month; what about this one?
Since we closed up the June issue for press, any big story has
dropped out of the F-35 Lightning II programme: a big F135 engine
order for Pratt & Whitney, news from Israel that its F-35s have been into
combat over Syria, the fi rst combat for an F-35, the return of 12 US Air
Force F-35As assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill Air Force
Base, Utah, from a six-month theatre security package deployment

to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, transfer of all four Japan Air Self
Defense Force F-35As from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Misawa
Air Base, Japan, and arrival at RAF Marham of the UK’s fi rst four F-35B
Lightning IIs. That’s a lot of events from the world’s largest defence
programme and there are lots more to come in the months ahead.
Next month’s August issue will feature more UK F-35 coverage as part
of the fi rst of a two-part series examining the good, the bad and some
ugly aspects of the UK’s current airpower. AIR International August 2018
will be on sale in the UK and around the globe from July 26.

Mark Ayton, Editor

INTRODUCTION


To  nd a stockist near you,
visit http://www.airinternational.com

Having di culty fi nding a copy of the latest AIR International?
If so, please send store location details and the date, to Ann Saundry at ann.saundry@keypublishing.com

COVER: Main image: Troupe Azzurra Top left: Lockheed Martin Top right: Boeing Defense, Space and Security Left: Royal Canadian Air Force Middle: Viking Air Right: Belgian Air Force

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Group Editor Stuart Qualtrough
stuart.qualtrough@keypublishing.com
Free download pdf