Air International 2013-04
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This An-2 is on display at the headquarters building of the Kiev Aviation Plant
Volga-Dnepr is the largest civilian operator of the An-124.
Unloading Mi-171 helicopters at Burundi airport in 2004.
Afghan Air Force Mi-24s arrive at Kabul in December 2008.
Loading an F-16 at Kyrgyzstan in February 2003.
An-124-100-150 UR-82072 (c/n 9773053359136) is one of seven operated by Antonov Airlines.
Antonov Airlines' An-225 UR-82060 parked alongside An-124 Ruslan UR-82009 at the company's facility at Kiev-Gostomel airport, Ukraine.
UAE-based Maximus Air Cargo operates An-124-100 UR-ZYD (c/n 19530502843).
Libyan Air Cargo An-124 5A-DKL (c/n 19530502761) at Gostomel airport in September 2004.
The Ruslan's flight deck accommodates six crew members comprising pilot, co-pilot, navigator, two flight engineers and a radio operator.
Volga-Dnepr's An-124 Boeingski concept cockpit.
The proposed An-124-200 cockpit console (centre), navigator's station (left) and engineer's position (right).
Afghan Air Force Mi-24s arrive at Kabul in December 2008.
Future subsonic aircraft designs could be powered with turbofan engines that incorporate technology currently under research as part of NASA's ERA project.
Loading an F-16 at Kyrgyzstan in February 2003.
Boeing's ERA study design.
The An-225's nose opens upward to facilitate loading of cargo using huge ramps installed in the nose.
Antonov Airlines' An-225 UR-82060 parked alongside An-124 Ruslan UR-82009 at the company's facility at Kiev-Gostomel airport, Ukraine.
The one and only An-225 UR-82060 at Kiev-Gostomel airport in September 2010. Antonov Airlines operates the gargantuan aircraft from Gostomel.
A narrow aluminium staircase leads to the very top of the An-124 Ruslan's fin.
The flight deck of the An-225 Mriya.
Six yellow throttles catch the eye in the otherwise dull grey cockpit of the An-225.
There are four aircrew positions, one each for a navigator, two flight engineers and a loadmaster, in aft compart of the An-225's flight deck.
Inside the cavernous cargo hold of the An-225 Mriya.
The first of 20 E-190s delivered to Austral arrived in September 2010. The aircraft shown, E-190 AR LV-CET (c/n 19000383), was the carrier's third to be delivered.
Crews of the final two operational RAAF C-130Hs pose after the final flypast at RAAF Richmond on November 30, 2012.
The crew members of the final C-130H Hercules flight to the RAAF Museum from left: Sqn Ldr Robert Sokol (pilot); Flying Officer Michael Burns (navigator); Flying Officer Brett Aaker (pilot); Warrant Officer Stuart Wilson (loadmaster); Warrant Officer Anthony Bremner (flight engineer).
Commemorative markings were applied to A97-005 following the announcement that the C-130H fleet would be prematurely retired, after 34 years of operations without a major accident. The motif at the base of the fin is the emblem of No.37 Squadron, which continues to fly the C-130J-30 from RAAF Base Richmond.
C-130H Hercules A97-007 flies at low level around Colo Heights in New South Wales.
With the city of Sydney and its iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge providing the backdrop, A97-005 flies close formation on the camera aircraft for a flight staged as a farewell event to the C-130H Hercules.
RAAF C-130Hs gained self protection systems for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. A97-004 is seen demonstrating a rapid flare launch.
RAAF C-130Hs routinely trained from austere dirt airstrips in outback Australia and often operated in the field during exercises and humanitarian relief operations. C-130H A97-005 is pictured undergoing unprepared airfield training operations.
C-130H A97-010 painted in the older wrap-around camouflage colour scheme which was replaced by the two-tone grey scheme late in the type's RAAF career.
Flying at 4,000 feet, the crew steer C-130H A97-008 over the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.
Unloading Mi-171 helicopters at Burundi airport in 2004.
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The wingspan of an RQ-4 Global Hawk measures nearly 131 feet.I
An airman attaches an air cart to a RQ-4 Global Hawk at Beale AFB, California. The air cart provides air to the starter for launch.
An RQ-4 test aircraft undergoes routine maintenance at Edwards AFB, California.
US Air Force Global Hawk operations in southwest Asia run around the clock. This shot shows an RQ-4 being prepared for a mission by six technicians at Al Dhafra AB in the United Arab Emirates.
Хотя короткие стойки шасси RQ-4 обеспечивают простой доступ к большинству смотровых люков, его обслуживание является трудоемким, а эксплуатация - дорогой.
US Air Force technicians conduct pre-flight checks on an RQ-4 Global Hawk at Al Dhafra AB in the United Arab Emirates.
One of three An-148 regional jets on the production line at the Kiev Aviation Plant during the author's visit
Lockheed Martin's study design for NASA's ERA project.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's double bubble design in the wind tunnel at the NASA Glenn Research Center.
MIT's double bubble series design concept is based on a modified tube-and-wing structure that has a very wide fuselage to provide extra lift.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) H-series. The design features a triangular-shaped hybrid wing body aircraft that blends a wider fuselage with the wings for improved aerodyamics. The large centre body creates a forward lift that eliminates the need for a tail to balance the aircraft.
The striking livery currently used by Aerolineas Argentinas was first announced on June 9, 2010.
Boeing 737-700 LV-CPH (c/n 28238) is one of 22 in service with Aerolineas Argentinas.