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No fewer than ten of the Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia's 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKM fighters participated in LIMA 19, including three in the impressive airfield attack sequence staged to open the show.
One of the many Dakotas that will take part in the big event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the heroic D-Day operation.
Four Dakotas during the 2014 Daks over Normandy event.
A scene from the 2014 Daks over Normandy event.
Event director and founder of Daks over Normandy, Peter Braun.
Merlin HM2 ZH831 on its first flight at Yeovil after modification to the Crowsnest configuration.
HAL Tejas Mk1 LA-5009 assigned to the Indian Air Force's 45 Squadron gets airborne for another handling demonstration at LIMA 19. India hopes to sell Tejas Mk1As to Malaysia to fill its Light Combat Aircraft requirement.
This All Nippon Airways A380 wearing its distinctive 'Flying Honu' livery will enter service on the Tokyo-Honolulu route in May 2019.
Air Astana Embraer E190 P4-KCD (c/n 19000431) arrives at Exeter on April 1, 2019 from Almaty, Kazakhstan for maintenance by Flybe Aviation Services.
Sea King Mk48 RS05 is pictured making the final beach landing at Koksijde prior to retirement.
The Indian Air Force is acquiring 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters, which have been tailored to meet local requirements.
Four Romanian AF IAR 330L Puma will deploy to Mali in late August 2019, and three more will remain in Romania to support training.
This easyJet A320neo, G-UZHW (msn 8759), is the first of 100 A320s to have FANS-C avionics.
AIRBUS HAS inaugurated a new link in its international transport infrastructure that carries major A320 Family subassemblies from Europe to the United States.
COMLUX HAS taken delivery of the first of three ACJ320neo aircraft it has on order at a ceremony in Hamburg on March 22, 2019.
AROUND ONE third of the A320s operated by JetBlue are to receive an upgraded cabin by the end of 2019.
The second MQ-9B SkyGuardian will be used to expand the aircraft’s flight envelope and test the certifiable ground control station.
The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Belgium of four MQ-9B SkyGuardians plus supporting equipment.
As part of the Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia's trademark airfield attack sequence to open the show, one of its four A400Ms, serial number M54-03 operated by 22 Skuadron, flies in formation with Pilatus PC-7 Mk II trainers.
As part of the Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia's trademark airfield attack sequence to open the show, one of its four A400Ms, serial number M54-03 operated by 22 Skuadron, flies in formation with Pilatus PC-7 Mk II trainers.
One of the new H225 Super Puma helicopters leased by the Icelandic Coast Guard for SAR operations.
Fourth H215 taking off from Albacete on March 21, 2019, to begin a series of testing flights with a Centro Logistico de Armamento y Experimentation (Logistics Centre of Armament and Experimentation) crew, before entry in service in the Canary Islands with 82 Grupo.
The Spanish carrier Evelop Airlines has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A350-900s. The aircraft, EC-NBO (msn 293), is on lease from Air Lease Corporation. Based at Madrid-Barajas, it will be used by Evelop on routes to Caribbean destinations. The airline will receive a second A350-900 in 2020.
The Lufthansa Group has ordered 40 new twin-aisle widebody airliners for the group's airlines, numbering 20 Airbus A350-900s and 20 Boeing 787-9s.
The major rotary-wing news event at the recent LIMA exhibition in Malaysia was Weststar's order for three AW169s and two AW139s. Pictured is one of the company's earlier AW139s, appropriately registered 9M-WAS, at the 2015 LIMA show.
Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia Hawk Mk208, serial number M40-32 assigned to 15 Skuadron at Butterworth, is one of two painted with a commemorative colour scheme to mark the type's 25th anniversary in service.
Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics are now available as a retrofit for CL-215 and CL-415 fire-fighters.
On April 8, 2019, Gulfstream Aerospace announced the Gulfstream G650ER beat a recently set speed record and achieved the farthest business jet flight in history.
Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara KAI KT-1B Wong Bee, serial number LL-0117, from Skadron Pendidikan 102 'Team Jupiter' landing after a team display at LIMA 19. The team's aircraft have been repainted in new markings for the 2019 season.
Leonardo's AW189 medium helicopter is establishing itself with fire-fighting operators in Southeast Asia. One example, 9M-BOE of Malaysia's Bomba dan Penyelamat, was on display at LIMA 19.
A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A airborne early warning and control aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The E-7A Wedgetail can control the tactical battle space, providing direction for fighter aircraft, surface units and land based elements, as well as supporting aircraft such as tankers and intelligence platforms. The UK Ministry of Defence has ordered five E-7s at a cost of nearly $2 billion.
WOW is the latest European airline to cease operations.
Boeing 747-436 G-CIVB (c/n 25811) arrives at Heathrow from Miami on April 1, 2019. This the fourth British Airways retrojet celebrating the carrier's centenary and wears the Negus livery (named after the creative agency that created it) worn by BA aircraft from 1974 to 1984.
TAI's Anka unmanned air vehicle is a contender for Malaysia's maritime surveillance requirement. Anka 15-008 was on display at LIMA 19.
The second BelugaXL at Toulouse following roll-out. One of the current-generation BelugaST aircraft the BelugaXL will replace can be seen in the background.
Overture will draw on technologies that will be tested on the XB-1, a one-third demonstrator planned to fly this year.
AeronVironment Inc's Puma AE now has added sensor capabilities for the maritime environment.
A U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepares for a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
Airmen remove pins from the pogo gear attached to a U-2 Dragon Lady at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Pogo gear supports the aircraft's wings during taxi and is removed prior to take-off.
The SB-1 Defiant is a co-development programme between Sikorsky and Boeing, designed to inform the US Army's Future Vertical Lift programme.
The JETcopter will feature airflow diverted to four endpoints, where it will be vectored in any direction.
A conceptual design for a low cost attritable unmanned combat aerial vehicle.
The Ag-Comorant is designed for aerial spraying.