Air International 2015-11
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Main: Commercial
A320-232 SX-DVR rotating from Paris CDG.
Eighty percent of all Aegean customers are tourists from across Europe, including Manchester, where A320 SX-DGY is pictured.
Fourteen Dash turboprops, including four Dash 8-100s with 37 seats, serve 18 mostly smaller islands under the state-subsidised Public Service Obligation flights.
Aegean runs Olympic Air as a 100% subsidiary with its own brand and a separate Air Operator Certificate.
Aegean now operates an all-Airbus fleet, including A320-232 SX-DVG seen on finals to Heathrow.
A very tall tailfin is necessary to offset the adverse yaw created by the massive wingspan.
This bathtub-shaped ventral pannier is the quickly removable Special Mission Equipment Bay.
The G520's very high aspect ration wings carry large split flaps and Frise-type ailerons, with a weather radar pod under the starboard wing.
The long side panel on the right side of the cockpit carries many of the switches for the electrical systems.
New G520NGs will have a fully-integrated glass cockpit and the sophisticated Genesys Aerosystems avionics suite.
As the instrumentation is all-analogue the cockpit looks a bit dated.