Air International 2020-11
Focus: UAV, Rotary, Business, Technology, GA
GE Aviation T408-GE-400s are under test on the CH-47
This retro-style poster was released by Britten-Norman and Blue Boar to promote their joint development of an autonomous BN Islander
An RQ-4 Global Hawk equipped with a MS-177 multi-spectral camera system
The Protector RG Mk 1 is due for handover to the RAF in 2021 General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Bombardier's decision to concentrate on business aircraft leverages its investment in new products, such as the Global 7500, and others that have been updated recently.
The Heron 900 at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport
The 1,000th TBM was handed over to its US-based customer last month
An Elbit Systems Hermes 900 at West Wales Airport, Aberporth Elbit Systems
Recent deliveries of a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to Brazilian owners increased the Latin American-based Embraer business jet fleet to 250 units. The Phenom 300 - of which more than 550 have entered service globally - PS-JEM (c/n 50500577) was handed over to the agricultural company Agrojem. In excess of 380 Phenom 100s have been delivered. The customer for the Phenom 100EV recently handed over (PR-DUF, c/n 50000420) has not been disclosed.
NASA's new H135s will support the launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida
Bell helicopter operators in Europe such as Heli Alps now have more service options
The DA50 RG is expected to have a maximum range of 1,389km
Issues with the ice protection system were reported to have delayed the AW189’s service entry but a 12-month operational evaluation carried out by Bristow has ensured the type has met the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s contractual specifications.
Bell helicopter operators in Europe such as Heli Alps now have more service options
Dassault Aviation has won the International Yacht & Aviation Award for interior design for the cabin of the Falcon 6X. The cabin has "flowing uninterrupted lines, innovative furniture design, flush surfaces and recessed technology" according to the company. Its in-house design studio created the winning look to clinch the annual prize, which was announced on September 21, 2020. The prototype Falcon 6X is on schedule to fly and enter service next year, with the largest cabin cross section of any dedicated (ie, not derived from an airliner) business jet, according to the manufacturer.
HTM Helicopters will use two more H145s to help maintain offshore wind turbines.
The P2012 Traveller special mission platform (SMP) has a maximum take-off weight of 3,680kg
The third and final Cessna 408 SkyCourier flight test aircraft (P2) takes off for its maiden flight on September 28, 2020. The sortie followed soon after the second example (P1) of this large utility aircraft had flown in August. P2 will now join the two other aircraft in the flight test certification programme, which to date have already accumulated 150 flight hours
Decision heights for the Praetor 500 and 600 (seen here) are decreased by a quarter when the aircraft is fitted with a SVGS
The prototype Boeing Airpower Teaming System prepares for its first engine test on September 3, 2020.
Europa Aircraft advises that the Elite is still on target for a Q1 2021 first flight despite challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak