A report from the US aircraft carrier, the USS John C Stennis, in which our test pilot Peter Collins examines the challenges of fixed-wing operations at sea and looks at the UK's future embarked combat capabilities, is one of the centrepieces of this week's issue of Flight International.
Our cover story also analyses the success so far of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, a year on from the regional jet's introduction into service. Our regional aviation package also assesses the future - if any - of the 50-seat jet market.
In news, there is the latest on plans by China, Russia and Europe for missions to the Moon, why top lessors appear to be shunning the Bombardier CSeries and US efforts to find the cause of pilot hypoxia on F-22s.
The 20-page news section also has reports from India's Defexpo on the country's maritime patrol requirements and the delayed first flight of the HAL Tejas fighter, as well as updates on the ATR 72 crash in Russia and a blind reverse that caused a 737 to tip of the runway in South Africa.