Table of contentsFLUG REVUE February 2018
In our February issue we report about NIKI and Sea Lion for German Navy. Also: The Open Rotor and space station in Mars orbit.
Last F-16 from Fort Worth
After over 40 years Lockheed Martin has terminated production of the Fighting Falcon in Texas. New orders will be built from now on in Greenville.
Icelandair growing in a niche market
Tourists and transatlantic passengers are filling up Iceland’s blue and yellow twinjets, which now also operate out of Berlin Tegel.
NIKI shuts down
After EU competition officials want more slot concessions, Lufthansa pulls out of deal.
Ambitious upgrade of refueling stop on the way to the Far East into a transfer hub.
Cessna’s latest offerings
Into new markets with large business jets and light turboprops.
Kfir in Colombia
The upgraded Israeli fighter continues to be the backbone of the Colombian Air Force
Sea Lion for German Navy
Airbus Helicopters has ﬂown the second Naval Transport Helicopter in Donauwörth in order to make progress with testing of the new NH90 version.
Luftwaffe trains in Israel
Historic first: Eurofighters ﬂy above the Holy Land.
German Air Force Association
H145M notches up 5,000 ﬂying hours.
The Open Rotor, a marvel of technology
European industry has reinterpreted and tested the propulsion system that was developed in the USA in the 1980s.
Passenger jets without pilots?
Boeing investigates the possibility of autonomous ﬂying in civil aviation.
Space station in Mars orbit
Lockheed Martin hopes to transport astronauts to the Red Planet using conventional technology as early as 2028.
The Soviet ﬂying-crane helicopter eclipsed Western types.
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