Flight International’s 5 August issue features a cutaway and programme update of the latest, and longest-legged Gulfstream yet, the G650ER. The aircraft might resemble its closest sibling, the G650, in virtually every way, but the Savannah-based manufacturer has found a way of adding extra fuel to take its range to around 7,500nm, the furthest any business jet in this class can fly until Bombardier’s Global 8000 enters service.
Also in this issue, India is spending big to modernise its large but ageing air force fleet. We look at what the country is procuring and how each aircraft will fit into its defence plans.
And Stephen Trimble has been at the world’s largest air show – in terms of attendance at least. The EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh is a curious hybrid of aviation festival – thousands of owner-flyers attend the event in Wisconsin with their aircraft – and a showcase for cutting-edge innovation in general aviation. You can read his three-page report in the magazine this week.
And, as ever, we have our take on the news from the world of aerospace and aviation, across air transport, defence and business aviation.