Air International 2020-08
Focus: UAV, Rotary, Business, Technology
Some of the illegally produced Ka-26s.
North Island-based VRM-30 operates the initial US Navy CMV-22B Osprey BuNo 169437.
Training and testing: the NATO RQ-4D Phoenix.
The MQ-9A has new automated landing capabilities.
Gulfstream has sold its last commercial G550.
Fast Rabbit Aviation of Seattle, Washington, recently received the 250th Cessna 525 Citation M2 light business jet. The handover was announced by Textron Aviation on June 15, 2020. Deliveries of M2s commenced on December 23, 2013 and the 100th was handed over two years later. A total of 34 M2s were shipped in 2019, with the 250th example the sixth delivered this year.
Handover of the first Global 5500 occurred on June 24, 2020.
In June 2018, Airbus demonstrated its first fully automatic vision-based take-off with an A350-1000 commercial aircraft under the ATTOL programme.
Recently announced French government funding will cover research into a successor to the popular H125.
Honeywell’s AS350 testing unmanned technologies in Arizona.
Deliveries of the improved Phenom 300E have started.
Russian Helicopters' Mil MI-8AMT, now optimised for Arctic operations.
The captive carry flight-test was conducted by a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet, BuNo 165167 (c/n 1324, line number E003), assigned to the US Navy's Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) 'Salty Dogs' from NAS Patuxent River on June 1, 2020.
ZeroAvia’s HyFlyer is a modified Piper M-class aircraft which can employ a hybrid hydrogen/electric powertrain.
A digital rendering of the AS2 supersonic business jet.
A test run saw the SB-1 Defiant reach 205kts.