In this week's (4 September) issue of Flight International, we take a look at Germany's aerospace industry ahead of the country's air show, ILA, next week. There are features on Eurocopter's plans to invest in its Donauworth facility, engine-maker MTU's increasing move into the commercial market and how work on new aircraft programmes is boosting Liebherr's landing gear business. We also examine how EFW is making a success of MRO, despite its high-cost location in Dresden, and flight test Ruag's revamped Do 228 in its new NG guise as a special mission aircraft.
In news, we look at how Boeing has activated a temporary 787 surge line and the investigators' report into the 2009 ditching of a Westwind business jet in the Pacific.
Plus: we pay tribute to first man on the Moon Neil Armstrong and, in Straight at Level, explain why the Isle of Man is the fourth most likely nation to set foot on the lunar surface again.