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An-22 UR-09307 on final approach to Kuwait International Airport with Fuerzas Aeromoviles del Ejercito de Tierra Cougar HT.27-12 on board.
The military life of An-22 СССР-09307 came to a temporary end at Aden in the Yemen on December 13,1988, after its landing gears were retracted too early and the aircraft skidded on the ground.
Airbus Helicopters expects to deliver the first NH90 Sea Lion helicopter to the Marineflieger in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The three-ship AP-3C formation over Adelaide on November 30, 2018, marked both the 50th anniversary of the Orion in Australian service and the continued drawdown of the fleet towards retirement in at least 2021.
A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter destined for Tunisia being unloaded from a US Air Force C-17A Globemaster III.
US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment (Assault), 449th Combat Aviation Brigade on board LHD Juan Carlos I (L61), in the Persian Gulf on May 23, 2018. Their mission was to escort the Spanish Cougar helicopters assigned to Task Force Toro, to Camp Buehring, Kuwait as a preliminary location before flying to Camp Taji, Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
F-35A MM7360/32-10 leads a Luftwaffe Tornado on take-off rom Amendola.
IRGCAF Y-12II, serial number 15-2245, carried IRGCNA paratroopers for a daily parachute jump display.
A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter destined for Tunisia being unloaded from a US Air Force C-17A Globemaster III.
The highlight of this year's Kish air show was a flypast of the world's sole operational KC-747 tanker escorted by three F-4E Phantoms and two F-14A Tomcats on the last two days of the show.
Formation flyby of two 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron F-14A Tomcats, serial numbers 3-6029 and 3-6052. Aircraft 3-6029 is painted in a colour scheme applied during an overhaul undertaken 23 years ago!
US Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes will receive a digital upgrade to their ALQ-217 ESM system. This E-2D, BuNo 168991, is assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
An image captured during an air refuelling mission flown by Royal Air Force Voyager KC3 from 10 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. Exercise Point Blank involved packages of fighter aircraft training in both offensive and defensive counter air operations against simulated threat systems.
An image captured during an air refuelling mission flown by Royal Air Force Voyager KC3 from 10 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. Exercise Point Blank involved packages of fighter aircraft training in both offensive and defensive counter air operations against simulated threat systems.
Air France says it is studying the future size of its A380 fleet, which currently consists of ten aircraft.
The highlight of this year's Kish air show was a flypast of the world's sole operational KC-747 tanker escorted by three F-4E Phantoms and two F-14A Tomcats on the last two days of the show.
The first of four Boeing 777Xs to be used for flight and certification testing of the new Triple Seven at Everett following the final body join.
AVIC's Chengdu J-10B prototype, serial number 1034, the test bed aircraft fitted with thrust vector control.
AVIC’s J-10B test bed fitted with smoke generators trails red smoke during a spirited display routine thanks to its thrust vector controlled engine.
A montage of images depicting the nozzle movement of the WS-10X engine with thrust vector control.
Eurofighter chief executive Volker Paltzo confirmed on November 9, 2018 that the Typhoon has passed 500,000 flight hours. To mark the occasion, four aircraft, one from the German Luftwaffe’s TLG 74, 30+74, another from Italy’s Aeronautica Militare's 36° Stormo, M.M. 7350/36-55, a Spanish 11 Wing machine, C16-54/11-24 and RAF Typhoon FGR4 ZK434, which was delivered to RAF Coningsby on October 19, were given special paint schemes. Eurofighter said: "Passing the 500,000 flying hours milestone underscores the fact that today Eurofighter Typhoon is the backbone of NATO's European air defence."
F-2000A M.M.7327/4-47 heads a line-up of jets at Amendola Air Base during the TLP 2018-04 media day.
Reported to be the first ASH-3D Sea King in service with the Iranian Navy Aviation with an upgraded avionic system for night time operations.
Mi-171, serial number SN-2103, is equipped with a night time compatible avionic system fitted by the IHSRC and remains the only Hip of the five in service with the IRGCNA in dark grey camouflage.
Japan Airlines Boeing 767-346(ER) JA602J (c/n 32887) wears a special Disney-themed livery, pictured in November 2018 at Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Japan.
British Airways has phased out its final Boeing 767s. One of the last to leave service was G-BZHC (c/n 29232), captured here on departure from London Heathrow earlier in 2018.
Laudamotion is leasing two aircraft from SMBC Aviation Capital, including Airbus A320-232 OE-LOB (msn 2928), a former Air Berlin aircraft, pictured at Palma de Mallorca.
The UK low-cost carrier easyJet has topped-up its Airbus A320neo order by signing up for 17 more A320neos.
AIRBUS CORPORATE Jets performed the first flight of its ACJ320neo large cabin business aircraft in Hamburg on November 16, 2018.
On of three IRGCAF EMB-312 Tucano training aircraft involved in the daily aerobatic display.
Aeronautica Militare MQ-9A Predator B marked AV-SA-0010 with the American serial number 09-160 and the Italian code 32-42.
The Australian Department of Defence has selected the MQ-9 Reaper for its medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft requirement.
IRGCAF Su-22UM3, serial number 15-2462, performing a manoeuvre on the third day of the show.
The first phase of France's AVSIMAR programme identified a maritime surveillance and response version of the Falcon 2000 LXS as the most suitable platform.
Three ARJ21-700s, each one painted in the livery of one of the first three operators; Chengdu Airlines (far aircraft), Genghis Khan Airlines and Urumqi Air (near aircraft).
Urumqi Air ARJ21-700 B-001Z with a People's Liberation Army Air Force Y-20 heavy transport in the background.
US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment (Assault), 449th Combat Aviation Brigade on board LHD Juan Carlos I (L61), in the Persian Gulf on May 23, 2018. Their mission was to escort the Spanish Cougar helicopters assigned to Task Force Toro, to Camp Buehring, Kuwait as a preliminary location before flying to Camp Taji, Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
H215 with test registration F-WWOA is pictured landing at the Airbus Helicopter plant in Albacete after a ferry flight from Marignane. The helicopter will become HD.21-19/802-19 in the EdA inventory.
An image captured during an air refuelling mission flown by Royal Air Force Voyager KC3 from 10 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. Exercise Point Blank involved packages of fighter aircraft training in both offensive and defensive counter air operations against simulated threat systems.
An image captured during an air refuelling mission flown by Royal Air Force Voyager KC3 from 10 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. Exercise Point Blank involved packages of fighter aircraft training in both offensive and defensive counter air operations against simulated threat systems.
The first A330-243 MRTT for the Republic of Korea Air Force 16-001 (MRTT050/msn 1787) pictured departing Airbus Defence and Space's facility at Getafe on its delivery flight to Gimhae Air Base.
F-5E Saeghe serial number 3-7368 taxiing to its parking location after a display.
Two F-5E Saeghe fighter jets perform a flyby at Kish air show.
A number of Defence Helicopter Flying School Juno HT1s were active on Salisbury Plain during November 2018, participating in a variety of tactical exercises. Shown here is ZM520.
ON NOVEMBER 12, 2018, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service H135s, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017.
Jamaica Defence Force King Air 350 T-11 was handed over on November 14, 2018, in a ceremony attended by Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holmes and Chief of Defence Staff Major General Rocky Meade.
Six Hongdu JL-8 trainers of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force newly established Red Falcon aerobatic display team.
Urumqi Air ARJ21-700 B-001Z with a People's Liberation Army Air Force Y-20 heavy transport in the background.
An MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 (HSM-49) 'Scorpions’ approaches the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). The MH-60R helicopter and its MH-60S sister are the destination types for the ALQ-248 AOEW pod.
The Schiebel Camcopter S-100 is one of a number of systems that will be used by the European Maritime Safety Agency.
The highlight of this year's Kish air show was a flypast of the world's sole operational KC-747 tanker escorted by three F-4E Phantoms and two F-14A Tomcats on the last two days of the show.
Three 91st Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4E Phantoms, serial numbers 3-6665, 3-6535 and 3-6673 make a stylish break.
Arkia Israeli Airlines recently accepted A321-251NX 4X-AGH (msn 8517), the first A321LR, but this new long-range subvariant might be followed by further A321neo development.
Bombardier is exiting the commercial turboprop business after agreeing to sell the Dash 8 programme.
THE ROYAL Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Western Operations division took delivery of its first Pilatus PC-24 in a ceremony in Stans on November 26, 2018.
THE ROYAL Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Western Operations division took delivery of its first Pilatus PC-24 in a ceremony in Stans on November 26, 2018.
The 70ft-long (21m) LauncherOne rocket, weighing 57,000lb (25,854kg) is carried on Boeing 747-400 Cosmic Girl's specially strengthened left wing. Its initial 'space shot' is set for early 2019.
SunExpress Boeing 737-8Z9(WL) D-ASXA (c/n 28178) was in November 2018 painted in special colours promoting the newly released animation The Grinch.
Upgraded IRGCNA Bell 412EP, serial number SN-2201, was officially handed over to the service on the first day of the show, fitted with medical equipment for the medevac and air ambulance role.
Upgraded IRGCNA Bell 412EP, serial number SN-2201, was officially handed over to the service on the first day of the show, fitted with medical equipment for the medevac and air ambulance role.
F-35A MM7360/32-10 leads a Luftwaffe Tornado on take-off rom Amendola.
F-35A MM7357/32-07 under armed guard at the media day organised for the TLP 2018-04 course at Amendola Air Base, Italy.
An image captured during an air refuelling mission flown by Royal Air Force Voyager KC3 from 10 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. Exercise Point Blank involved packages of fighter aircraft training in both offensive and defensive counter air operations against simulated threat systems.
An image captured during an air refuelling mission flown by Royal Air Force Voyager KC3 from 10 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. Exercise Point Blank involved packages of fighter aircraft training in both offensive and defensive counter air operations against simulated threat systems.
Serbian Air Force H145M 14501, the first of nine on order, was handed over at Airbus Helicopters' Donauworth facility on November 23, 2018.
THE SPANISH regional airline Binter Canarias has become the first European carrier to order the Embraer E195-E2, the largest model in the new E-Jets E2 range.
A model of the Aero Engine Corporation of China’s AEF-3500 turbofan engine designed for CR929 airliner.
The forward fuselage mock-up of the new CR929 airliner was unveiled on the first day of the Zhuhai 2018 show.
THE INITIAL BelugaXL, F-WBXL (msn 1824) went to Airbus' Bremen plant in November 2018 as part of the certification and validation work for the new airlifter.
The BEHA H1, designed for roles including passenger transport, is one of three principal variants of the aircraft.
The triple box wing configuration on the Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft is intended to provide slow-flying and high-lift capabilities.
The 13,000kg CH-7 all-wing air vehicle on the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's stand.
On display outside the exhibition halls, the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation's jet-powered Skyhawk all-wing air vehicle designed for strategic and tactical reconnaissance inside non-permissive environments.
Sichuan-based Tengden displayed its twin-boom configured TW356 designed to modular payloads mounted in the fuselage.
A mock-up of ZHZ's TD10 heavy unmanned helicopter.
Norinco's Golden Eagle CR500 mini-unmanned helicopter, designed for ISR and strike missions, was just one of the unbelievable number of unmanned air vehicles on display at Zhuhai 2018.
A new shape in the skies in 2019 will be the Odysseus solar-powered aircraft.