Air International 2020-10
News: Commercial, Military
US Air Force F-35A Lightning II 15-5188 'HL' from the 388th Fighter Wing (Hill Air Force Base, Utah) and F-16C 86-0268 'AK' assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska) fly over Denali National Park, Alaska, on August 17, 2020, during a Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A) 20-3 mission. This was the first time F-35As had participated in RF-A, which also included examples from the 354th Fighter Wing/356th Fighter Squadron at Eielson after receiving its first two F-35As in April
An Israeli Air Force F-16C Barak and German Air Force Eurofighter break formation during a sortie over Germany as part of the recent German-Israeli exercise Blue Wings. Six Israeli F-16C/Ds arrived at Germany's Norvenich Air Base on August 17, 2020 for the exercise, along with a Gulfstream G550 Nachshon plus support KC-130H Hercules and KC-707s. The Israeli aircraft departed for home on August 28
A French Navy Lynx at Lanveoc/Poulmic during the type's retirement ceremony on September 4, 2020 while two other Lynx and two NH90 Caiman Marines perform a flypast.
A French Navy Lynx at Lanveoc/Poulmic during the type's retirement ceremony on September 4, 2020 while two other Lynx and two NH90 Caiman Marines perform a flypast.
A new UH-60M Black Hawk arrives at the New York Army National Guard facility at Ronkonkoma, August 18, 2020, on delivery to the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment. It was the first of two to arrive, beginning replacement of the unit's UH-60Ls.
The first upgraded Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-95MSM, RF-94121/'Red 21' Samara takes off for its maiden flight at Beriev's Taganrog facility on August 22, 2020.
The 727's TERSUS dispersant system in action
One firm to reintroduce more services is LOT Polish Airlines, whose Embraer 190, SP-LMA (c/n 19000761), is pictured at London/City after landing from Vilnius, Lithuania
An Israeli Air Force F-16C Barak and German Air Force Eurofighter break formation during a sortie over Germany as part of the recent German-Israeli exercise Blue Wings. Six Israeli F-16C/Ds arrived at Germany's Norvenich Air Base on August 17, 2020 for the exercise, along with a Gulfstream G550 Nachshon plus support KC-130H Hercules and KC-707s. The Israeli aircraft departed for home on August 28
US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has taken delivery of its first MH-47G Block II Chinook, Boeing announced on September 1, 2020. The company has 23 more to deliver under a contract signed with SOCOM in July.
DE HAVILLAND Aircraft of Canada (DHC) will be able to offer its Simplified Package Freighter (SPF) cargo conversion for the Dash 8 series of turboprops until the end of July 2021.
The first RAF C-130J-30 Hercules C4 (ZH867) to undergo the enhanced service life centre wing box replacement departs from Cambridge on August 7, 2020 after completion by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. A further 13 RAF aircraft will go through the upgrade which will extend their service lives beyond 2035. Work on the second aircraft is already well under way at Cambridge
DE HAVILLAND Aircraft of Canada (DHC) will be able to offer its Simplified Package Freighter (SPF) cargo conversion for the Dash 8 series of turboprops until the end of July 2021.
US Air Force F-35A Lightning II 15-5188 'HL' from the 388th Fighter Wing (Hill Air Force Base, Utah) and F-16C 86-0268 'AK' assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska) fly over Denali National Park, Alaska, on August 17, 2020, during a Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A) 20-3 mission. This was the first time F-35As had participated in RF-A, which also included examples from the 354th Fighter Wing/356th Fighter Squadron at Eielson after receiving its first two F-35As in April
One often US Marine Corps VMFA-211 F-35B Lightning Ils in fading light shortly after arriving at RAF Marham, Norfolk, on September 4, 2020 for a lengthy deployment
An artist's impression of the XB-1 due to be unveiled in October 2020
Designed for private air travel, the Celera 500L uses laminar flow technology
Samad Aerospace's hybrid e-Starling concept