Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
EUROPE'S BEST SELLER - The second generation Airbus, the A310, is now well into its flight testing and will join its larger forbear, the A300, in airline service next year. This account of A310 development and characteristics marks its appearance this month at Farnborough International.
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL - The regional airlines a term that frequently now embraces commuter and third level operations appear to have a bright future, despite the impact of the current business recession, as this account by Brian Walters suggests.
REGIONAL AIRLINER DIRECTORY - Complementing the article "Small is Beautiful", AIR INTERNATIONAL presents a concise guide to 24 transports in the 15- to 100 plus-seat category now in production or under development for the regional airlines.
WHALE OF A FIGHTER - In service with the Indian Air Force since 1968, the Sukhoi Su-7 has earned a somewhat mixed reputation, but as this detailed account by our Indian correspondent Push- pinttef Chopra Singh shows, two squadrons of this offensive air support fighter continue to give valued service.
AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Aircraft and Industry, Civil Affairs and new Civil and Military Aircraft Contracts.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles on the Consolidated PBY Catalina.
BREAKTHROUGH FOR TILT ROTORS? - An update on the Bell XV-15 programme and its likely evolution into the JVX.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Heinkel HD23to Heinkel HD43.
TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest.
FRONT COVER - The first of three Airbus A310s engaged in flight test and development, leading to certification and service introduction during 1983.