Air International 2019-10
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Sukhoi's Su-47 Berkut now enrolled in Zhukovsky's historic collection.
The Royal Canadian Air Force is set to receive at least two more CH-149 helicopters under the Canadian government's plan to enhance SAR capability.
The recent acoustic upgrade will provide an important anti-submarine warfare capability for the Royal New Zealand Air Force ahead of the arrival of its first P-8A Poseidon in 2023.
The first Gripen E for Brazil takes to the skies over Sweden from Saab's test aerodrome on August 26, 2019.
AT VIENNA Airport, the DLR (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, or German Aerospace Centre) and Austro Control are investigating how to break up wake vortices around runway thresholds.
The first A340, F-WWAI (msn 1), has studied how to improve natural laminar flow over the wing.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has ordered two more Boeing 777-300ERs to strengthen its long-haul fleet. No details were given on delivery dates. The aircraft will add to the 29 777s already operated by the carrier, which include 14 777-300ERs and 15 777-200ERs.
The new Mi-8AMTs for Norilsk Avia will be used to support Norilsk Nickel Group activities and provide emergency services transportation for remote communities in Northern Siberia.
The RAF 18 Squadron Chinook HC6 lifted 46 tonnes of chalk into place before the local community completed the next phase of spreading it on the 200-year-old White Horse landmark at Alton Barnes
Pictured at Manchester in August 2019 on a rare visit to the UK is Airbus A320-232 EI-LIN (msn 4493) operated by the Italian airline Ernest, in the carrier's very distinctive paint scheme. Built in 2010, this aircraft was formerly 9V-TAS and operated by Tiger Airways and Scoot
Qantas will gather data on ultra-long-haul passenger experience during forthcoming 787-9 delivery flights.
HAPSMobile's HAWK30 system is designed to fly at high altitude providing telecoms relay.
The Royal Air Force witnessed a demonstration of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian in August 2019.
Superjet SSJ100 97012 fitted with sabrelet winglets
The NOAA already operates a single Gulfstream IV-SP, registered N49RF, used for hurricane forecasting and research.
MC-21-300 73053 (c/n 002) arriving at Zhukovsky.
The all-glass cockpit of Irkut's MC-21-300 airliner.
Portuguese wet-leasing specialist Hi Fly took delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 CS-TKY (msn 1929) in Toulouse, joining the carrier's all-Airbus fleet of an A380,15 A330/A340s and four A320s. The A330-900 is being leased from Air Lease Corporation and is configured with 371 seats (353 economy, 17 business).
Emirates' provisional agreement for A330neos has yet to be finalised.
The 1,000th Super Puma joins three H215s delivered to Germany's Bundespolizei in December 2018 and will operate alongside 19 earlier AS332 L1 helicopters.
The Zhuk-AE FGA-35 radar fitted to the newly configured MiG-35.
Kaman's (???) Ka-62 taking to the air on its debut MAKS appearance.
Royal Air Force Texan T1 ZM332 taxies for take-off at RAF Valley in September. The first students commenced training on the new aircraft on September 16, 2019.
A Juno HT1 from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury conducting out-of-area training.
Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft is now at Spaceport America.
Photographed in the second half of August 2019, Wildcat HMA2 ZZ513 conducted flight testing with two inert Sea Venom missiles on each wing, followed by a mixed configuration of Sea Venom and Martlet missiles
Putin and Erdogan discuss Sukhoi's Su-57 at MAKS 2019.
Two shots of Su-57 T-50-4 performing a short landing with the brake chute deployed before touchdown.
The Royal Australian Air Force has recently taken delivery of its tenth P-8A Poseidon and has announced that it will shortly deploy single aircraft to the Persian Gulf and Japan.
EMBRAER HAS unveiled the aircraft that will serve as a demonstrator for 100% electric propulsion technology currently under development.
The first G600 was delivered to an undisclosed US-based customer at Gulfstream's headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, on August 8, 2019.
American Airlines' last revenue flight with the MD-80 was Dallas/Fort Worth to Chicago.
Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X has recorded its 200th delivery and the achievement of 20,000 flight hours since entering service in March 2017.
Smartwings Boeing 737-8CX(WL) N277EA (c/n 32359) departing Gatwick on September 5, 2019. This aircraft wears a hybrid livery blending the colours of its operator with the fuselage cheatline of the revived Eastern Air Lines Inc, which briefly operated this aircraft in 2017.
The H145 helicopter fitted with a five-bladed main rotor will offer customers an extra 150kg (330lb) of useful load.
The two H145s recently delivered to New Zealand Emergency Medical Services represent the first of the type to be sold for the EMS role in the country.
European regulators intend to carry out their own test flights on the grounded 737 MAX.
Norwegian has rationalised its transatlantic network, axing services from Ireland.
Embraer announced Brazilian Type Certification for its mid-size Praetor 500 and the LABACE show in Brazil on August 13, 2019.
The Boreal system was recently tested by the European GNSS Agency as part of work to integrate unmanned systems into civil airspace.
The ISR-350-5, developed jointly by UAVOS and ISR Unmanned Technologies, will be built in the UK.