The launch of Pilatus’s first jet was the big news from the EBACE show in Geneva, covered in detail in Flight International’s 28 May issue. The Swiss manufacturer’s PC-24 features on the cover too, and we also report on the new Challenger variant from Bombardier and the latest on the delayed HondaJet programme.
The issue also has one of our trademark cutaway drawings – the new version of the Selex Falco unmanned air vehicle – with accompanying technical description.
Dave Majumdar writes about the US Air Force’s plans to keep the venerable F-15 flying until the 2030s and what sorts of challenges this will present.
In news: Aerion has far from abandoned its supersonic business jet plans but has rethought the physics around its concept: we interview its chief designer. Meanwhile, United Airlines is backing calls for a stretched Boeing 787 and the catalogue of concerns behind the fatal Il-76 crash in Khartoum.