Air International 2016-03
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Main: Commercial
Russia is reviving Il-114 production 25 years after the type’s first flight.
The latest L 410 Turbolet under flight test in the Czech Republic. Test and certification work on the L410NG Turbolet is due for completion in the middle of this year.
The field of view from the cockpit is pretty good for a high-wing aircraft, although there is a blind-spot in a turn.
Left: The mark of a true bush plane - even the tailwheel has a mudguard. Middle: The undercarriage legs have steel-spring, oil-damped shock absorb­ers. Right: The main undercarriage legs look spindly, but they are extremely strong and are braced to the aircraft belly.
A PC-6 shows its wide 16m wingspan over its Swiss homeland.
The Porter's short take-off and landing characteristics are remarkable.
The view from the cockpit is good, despite the aircraft's long nose.
Mountainous terrain is just one of the rugged environments where the PC-6 is designed to perform.
Amphibious floats are one option for customers, along with skis.
At 7,500ft the aircraft has a true airspeed of 130 kts for a fuel flow of around 120kg/hr.
The large sliding doors on both sides of the cabin can be opened in flight, useful for carrying specialist equipment, such as this forward-looking infrared camera.
The G950 gives the instrument panel a very clean, uncluttered appearance. Note that the throttle, propeller and fuel condition controls are arranged in a non-standard layout, as the big throttle lever is in the middle.
Xi'an Aircraft Company is targeting Western certification for the MA700.
Cessna manufactures the Latitude fuselage using vertical tooling with integrated robotics.
The Latitude's cabin features a flat floor with 72 inches of head-room and windows positioned for a good view from each of the six seats.
The Latitude’s spacious flight deck features the Garmin G5000 system comprising three 14-inch high-resolution displays and four Garmin touch controllers.
The 27 member airlines of Star Alliance operate logojets with the alliance's branding applied. This Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-200, TC-JNB (msn 704), pictured at Brussels Airport in January 2016, was recently repainted into the Star livery.
RUAG is restarting series production of the Do 228NG, with the company foreseeing demand for the aircraft in Africa and Latin America.
UK regional carrier Flybe is one of the Dash 8 Q400’s largest customers; it currently operates 50 examples of the aircraft. Here G-JEDP (c/n 4085) is seen approaching Paris CDG.
The first cargo combi Dash 8 Q400 was delivered to Ryukyu Air Commuter in December 2015.
Bombardier offers a dual-class layout for the Q400 mixing business and economy classes, as seen here in this Ethiopian Airlines aircraft.
Forty ATR 72-600s have been ordered by the Iranian Government for Iran Air as part of a slew of orders for western airliners following the easing of sanctions.
The ATR 72-600 cabin seats from 68 to 78 passengers, depending on an operator's seating choice.