Flight International’s 8-14 July issue is not only our biggest of the year, it is also your essential briefing ahead of the Farnborough air show, with more than 50 pages of features on civil and military programmes and other topics that will be in the spotlight next week. If you only buy one copy of the world’s oldest weekly in 2014, make sure it’s this one (although our 22 July Farnborough show report and our 16 December festive issue run it a close second and third).
There is too much in the issue to list it all, but look out for our updates on the Airbus and Boeing narrowbody and widebody programmes plus our cutaway and technical description of the Embraer KC-390 transporter. We also examine Russia’s aerospace ambitions, focus on the UK’s incoming A400Ms and find out about the future of the UK’s Red Arrows aerobatic display team as it celebrates its 50th birthday.
In news: how Rolls-Royce might return to the narrowbody market it exited when it pulled out of its partnership with Pratt & Whitney, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems completes first flight of export-ready Predator, and our initial take on the first half airline safety statistics (full analysis in our 29 July issue).