Air International 2019-02
The Venezuelan defence minister was amongst dignitaries who welcomed the crews of two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers to Caracas in December 2018.
The two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers that deployed to Venezuela in mid-December prepare to leave for home on December 14, 2018.
Positioned on the flight deck tram line of the Juan Carlos I amphibious assault ship, an AV-8B+ Harrier Plus prepares to take off for an offensive counter air mission.
An AV-8B+ Harrier operated by the Armada's 9 Escuadrilla formed part of the Red force which were integrated into combined air operations with Ejercito del Aire aircraft
The cockpit of NATO’s Boeing E-3A AWACS aircraft. The upgrade programme for the aircraft will modernise the onboard equipment to ensure the AWACS can remain operational and effective through to 2035
The fourteen remaining Boeing E-3A Sentry aircraft operating with the NATO Airborne Early Warning Force have now completed the CNS/ATM modification.
At the end of their ferry flight from Jordan, which included a fuel stop at Araxos in Greece, the F-16s landed at Volkel shortly before sunset.
F-16AM J-146 touches down on Volkel's runway 06L.
Following their ferry flight from Jordan, three of the four F-16s on the Volkel taxiway.
After engine shutdown, one of the pilots arriving at Volkel drink's a bottle of Dutch beer while welcomed home by the KLu's Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General Dennis Luyt.
Among the jets returning from ATF ME's final deployment was J-641, which was delivered to the KLu in September 1983. This aircraft carries a tiger striped pod on the centreline station, a signature of Volkel's resident 313 Squadron.
Right echelon formation with F-35A A35-010 closest to the camera.
Three F/A-18 Hornets lead the first two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, seen in this shot performing a stylish formation break.
Eagle Eye is one of the most important exercises of its type organized annually by Spain, since it involves participation and coordination of units and weapon systems from all branches of the military. Two Ala 12 EF-18Ms break away after intercepting and identifying a C295 transport aircraft.
One of QinetiQ's unique blue and white Gazelle HT3s, ZB625, operating over the Salisbury Plain Training Area.
Three ex-Turkmenistan Airlines Boeing 717-200s photographed at Kemble Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire in December 2018. The aircraft are EZ-A101 (c/n 55153), EZ-A102 (c/n 55154) and EZ-A106 (c/n 55186), with EZ-A107 (c/n 55187) also on the airfield. All will be parted out and scrapped
Antonov An-12BK UR-CAJ (c/n 8346106), operated by Ukraine Air Alliance, is photographed arriving at London Stansted in December 2018.
A pilot examines Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 ZK332 of 6 Squadron, loaded with MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missiles on its fuselage weapons stations.
The final three Belgian Air Component Westland Sea King Mk48 helicopters will be withdrawn from service by the end of March 2019.
One of the two SH-3Ds assigned to 5 Escuadrilla that undertook various transport and CSAR missions during Eagle Eye 18/03.
A Cessna Citation fitted out with BIRD Aerosystems' Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation maritime solution as well as its Mission Management system.
The Luftwaffe will continue Heron 1 operations in Afghanistan and Mali until mid-2020.
Hungary’s order for H225Ms forms part of the Hungarian government's 'Zrinyi 2026’ armed forces modernisation programme.
A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft refuels F-35A aircraft during their journey to Australia.
An RF-4E Kai Phantom II of the JASDF's 501 Hikotai with the unit's distinctive 'Woody Woodpecker' tail markings. The squadron has flown the Phantom since December 3, 1974.
The TH-119 is a contender for the US Navy requirement to replace more than 125 Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters currently in service.
Two North American customers confirming deals for 60 jets each took firm A220 orders to 537 in January 2019.
Making its debut at Zhuhai was the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation WJ-700 reconnaissance-combat system.
Debuting at Airshow China 2018 was the Wing Loong l-D version, which features 70% composite construction, a wider wingspan and a more powerful engine than earlier Wing Loong variants. This aircraft flew on December 23, 2018.
Level will add three more Airbus A321-211s in Vienna this year to join the seven examples already operated from there, including OE-LCF (msn 1966) seen arriving at London Gatwick in December 2018.
Bell Geospace Basler BT-67 C-FTGX departing Bournemouth in December 2018. The aircraft was transiting through the Dorset airport from Goose Bay, reportedly on its way to conduct survey work in Croatia.
Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II A35-009 at RAAF Base Williamtown.
The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator flying completely unmanned. A first full prototype of this system is due to be rolled out later this year.
The new H145s will replace the venerable Bell UH-1D helicopter on SAR duties with the Heeresflieger from 2020.
Royal Air Maroc has taken delivery of two new Boeing models as it expands and modernises its fleet.
The first of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s for TUI Airways’ UK operation arrives on a stereotypically overcast Manchester day.
Air Astana's initial E190-E2 in its snow leopard livery, designed by Embraer in the style of the 'Profit Hunter' nose art that features on the manufacturer's E-Jets E2 test and demonstration aircraft, and applied by hand to the aircraft.
The jet-powered CADI Yunying (Cloud Shadow) has a ceiling of 44,291ft and speed 320kts.
The CH-5 was presented with four AR-1B and four smaller AR-2 missiles. The smaller CH-4 is in the background.
The twin-boom Scorpion is a civil version of the Tengden TW328 designed to transport cargo.
The HK-5000G armed reconnaissance UAV is intended for operation from ships and is therefore equipped with a folding wing.
Although not visible on the mock-up, the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation JY-300 Tianshao (Sky Whistle) is designed to have sensors, including conformal active electronic scanned array radar, integrated into the airframe structure.
A prototype of the UAVOS ApusDuo on a test flight. The system has an extended aspect-ratio flexible wing to distribute aerodynamic loads across the span.
The A319neo has secured its European and Federal Aviation Administration certification, but the orders backlog for the type remains very small, with the type representing less than 0.5% of all A320neo Family orders.