Air International 2019-09
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The three recently delivered Kamov Ka-32A11BC helicopters will be operated by Kaan Air (Turkey) on fire-fighting operations.
Flying away: Air France is planning to phase out the A380 by 2022.
Royal Flight of Oman Boeing 747SP-27 A4O-SO (c/n 21785) photographed at London Stansted Airport in July 2019. This aircraft, built in 1979, has served in the VIP transport role since 1984 after briefly being operated by Braniff.
Boeing predicts greater demand for medium-sized freighter aircraft such as 777s, of which China Airlines has signed a commitment for six.
Air Seychelles has welcomed its initial A320neo, S7-VEV (msn 8972), named 'Veuve' after a critically endangered bird, on lease from CDB Aviation. The airline is the first African carrier to operate the A320neo and the S7-VEV is the first new aircraft to enter service with the carrier since a Boeing 767-300 delivered 18 years ago.
A JOINT venture (JV) between Qantas Airways and American Airlines for transpacific flights has received final approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Air Antwerp is a start-up Belgian airline, co-owned by KLM and CityJet, which plans to launch services in the autumn previously operated by VLM Airlines using Fokker 50 OO-VLS (c/n 20109).
TEXTRON IS now offering the Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck on its Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS business aircraft, the company announced on July 1, 2019.
Bombardier says the new Learjet 75 Liberty will be able to connect city pairs such as Las Vegas and New York, Seattle and Washington DC, and Mexico City and San Francisco.
Bombardier has sold a single Global 5500 to an unnamed customer on the US West Coast.
British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGC (c/n 25823) in BOAC livery leads the Red Arrows at RIAT.
The formation photographed in the hold prior to flying over RAF Fairford.
The first C295 Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft for the RCAF will be delivered to Comox, British Colombia, before the end of 2019.
British Airways is one of two UK carriers introducing the A350-1000 to service. Its first aircraft, G-XWBA (msn 326), is seen here departing Toulouse on a test flight prior to delivery.
Madagascar's 'new' aircraft, including this BK117 registered ZS-HRK, were demonstrated to the nation’s public during a display on the country's Independence Day on June 26, 2019.
TUM's Diamond DA42 testing an autoland system in Austria.
The three new MD530Fs will be used by the Slovak Training Academy to train international helicopter crews.
The first P-8A for the RAF, serial number ZP801, will be delivered to the UK in early 2020 after being used to support training in the United States.
South African company CADG launched its optionally piloted Helix at the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition.
A Helix OPV similar to the one tested over South Africa's Kruger National Park as it was displayed at the September 2018 Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition at Air Force Base Swartkop.
MQ-8C Fire Scout BuNo 168455/’VX’ takes off from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu on the type’s maiden flight, when it reached an altitude of 500 feet.
The recent declaration of MQ-8C IOC opens the door for US Navy training and fleet operations to begin later this year.
An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts landing operations with the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). The MQ-8C Fire Scout variant is expected to deploy with the LCS class to provide reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support.
Aer Lingus A321-253NX EI-LRA (msn 8887) is the first of eight A321LRs for the Irish carrier.
British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGC (c/n 25823) in BOAC livery leads the Red Arrows at RIAT.
The 70ft-long LauncherOne rocket is carried on the spare engine pylon on the 747-400's port wing.
Boeing 747-400 N744VG (c/n 32745) Cosmic Girl drops an inert LauncherOne during the first drop test of the launch system above the Mojave Desert.
The formation photographed in the hold prior to flying over RAF Fairford.
An Airbus Helicopters H160 flight test helicopter pictured during icing trials recently. Type certification is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019, paving the way for deliveries of the corporate ACH160 variant.
The sale of the Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH160 to an undisclosed customer in the Philippines will mark the debut of the type in the region.
F-35B Lightning ZM151 landing at RAF Marham in fading light after a transatlantic flight from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. Five of the six aircraft carried the new Lightning Force tail marking.
F-35B Lightning ZM148 during landing at RAF Akrotiri.
F-35B Lightning ZM146 on final approach for landing at Akrotiri in conventional mode.
Wg Cdr Williams leads 207 Squadron into Marham's new squadron and training facilities located on the south side of the base.
The pilot of F-35B Lightning ZM149 hands his crew bag to the awaiting ground crew.
F-35B Lightning ZM146 during a simulated emergency landing replicating a scenario in which the F135 engine had suffered a flame out. The aircraft is shown landing with a high angle of attack after circling several times from an altitude of 20,000 feet.
Two 617 Squadron F-35B Lightnings in one of the refurbished hardened aircraft shelters.
Boeing plans to submit software updates for the 737 MAX to regulators in September 2019.
This photo of the first Boeing 777-9 flight test aircraft rolling out shows the new jet's folding wingtips.
The 777-9's first flight is now scheduled for 2020.
Leonardo's newly launched Falco Xplorer variant.