Air International 2018-08
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EPRC partner state Poland regularly sends its helicopters to APROC. This year, two Lotnictwo Wojsk Ladowych (Polish Army Aviation) Mi-24V Hind-Es from 56.Baza Lotnicza Inowroclaw took part in the rescue escort role.
Royal Marines engage opposing forces at one of the exercise locations while getting air cover from a Polish Mi-24V Hind.
One of the objectives of APROC is for aircrew to operate in multi-national formations of different types of helicopters. Seen together during one of the three daily missions are the Aeronautique Navale NH90 NFH and the Marina Militare UH-101A.
This Marina Militare UH-101A from Luni-La Spezia-based I9 Grupelicot is seen in the field as it picks up extraction forces with an injured aircrew.
Gilze-Rijen's secondary runway acted as flight line for the foreign helicopters and E-550 CAEW participating in APROC.
One of the objectives of APROC is for aircrew to operate in multi-national formations of different types of helicopters. Seen together during one of the three daily missions are the Aeronautique Navale NH90 NFH and the Marina Militare UH-101A.
In October 2017, the LM-100J deployed to Puerto Rico to transport supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Maria. Note the Lynden Air Cargo L-100 in the background.
While operating from Gilze-Rijen, the Aeronautics Militare F-2000As carried an AAQ-28(V) Litening III targeting pod.
Four Boeing 767s are used on popular routes and to airports with slot constraints. Icelandair is also now starting to receive Boeing 737 MAXs.
The Aeronautica Militare sent a large contingent with three different aircraft types to Gilze-Rijen, including E-550A CAEW MM62303/14-12 from Pratica di Mare-based 71e Gruppo.
Boeing 757 TF-FIR (c/n 26242) is one of two specially painted 757s in Icelandair's fleet, with a representation of Europe's largest glacier over the whole fuselage.
The 29 Boeing 757s used by Icelandair are the mainstay of the carrier's operations.
Six areas of heathland in the Netherlands and three airfields in Belgium were used as training locations during APROC.
A recovered aircrew, one of them made-up to simulate injuries, is guided to the rescue helicopter, in this case an Ejercito del Aire Super Puma from Cuatro Vientos-based Escuadron 803.
An Ejercito del Aire Super Puma, armed with an M3M 0.50 machine gun approaches a landing zone at Ederheide to drop off British extraction force personnel.
Italian extraction force personnel carry a Dutchman acting as a wounded aircrew member to a French NH90.
Gilze-Rijen's secondary runway acted as flight line for the foreign helicopters and E-550 CAEW participating in APROC.
There is a close link between the LM-100J and the C-130J, with some military capabilities retained as they support civilian mission requirements.
The second LM-100J N5105A (c/n 5814) first flew in October 2017 and is instrumented for handling and performance testing and some avionics trials.
First to fly on May 2017 was N5103D (c/n 5818), which is used for most of the avionics testing.
In October 2017, the LM-100J deployed to Puerto Rico to transport supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Maria. Note the Lynden Air Cargo L-100 in the background.
The aircraft will be capable of carrying a 50,000lb payload.