Air International 2013-07
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The F100 powerplant used by the F-16 Fighting Falcon
Mirage F1CR-equipped ER 2/33 'Savoie' based at BA118 Mont-de-Marsan was the overall winner of this year's Recce Meet.
Future F117 production will largely rely on the C-17A Globemaster winning additional orders from overseas.
Production of the F119 engine, powerplant of the F-22 Raptor, has discontinued and Pratt & Whitney is now providing the US Air Force with aftermarket and sustainment support.
The F-22 Raptor's thrust vectoring F119.
A Rafale C fitted with a RECO-NG pod.
Steam builds up as X-47B BuNo.168063/'501‘ (AV-1) waits to be shot from the TC-7 catapult at Pax River, Maryland, on November 29, 2012. This was the first cat shot performed by an X-47B.
Sailors attach AV-2 to catapult two on the USS George Bush.
Sailors aboard the USS George Bush remove the chocks from X-47B AV-2 ready for the type's first cat shot on May 14, 2013.
Touch and go on the flight deck of the USS George Bush on May 17, 2013.
AV-2 shoots off the edge of the flight deck during the first cat shot made by an unmanned air vehicle from a US Navy super carrier on May 14, 2013.
AV-2 passes over the flight deck following it's first practise approach to the USS George Bush.
Touch and go on the flight deck of the USS George Bush on May 17, 2013.
AV-2 rolls down the flight deck during a touch and go aboard the USS George Bush.
AV-2 being tow in the hangar bay aboard the Bush.
Sailors move X-47B AV-2 onto an aircraft elevator aboard the USS George Bush on May 14, 2013. Within hours of this image being taken, AV-2 successfully completed the type's first cat shot from a carrier flight deck.
Sailors assigned to the USS Harry S Truman and personnel from the UCAS integrated test team perform maintenance on AV-2.
X-47B AV-2 on the flight deck of the USS Harry S Truman on December 11, 2012.
X-47B AV-2 taxies on the flight deck of USS Harry S Truman during the type's first embarkation on December 9, 2012.
X-47B AV-2 was lifted aboard the flight deck of the USS George Bush at Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia on May 6, 2013. The air vehicle undertook the type's first carrier-borne cat shot eight days later.
The control display unit or CDU is classed as a mission control station and had to be certified just like an aircraft's cockpit requires certification to fly. The CDU can be likened to a mission control station on the deck operator's arm that requires a high redundancy system to ensure the safety and control required for moving an air vehicle on a flight deck. It was certified, through the standard airworthiness certification process, to be one of the types of controller used to control the air vehicle either at a land base or during embarkation on a carrier. The CDU features controls for the throttle and the brakes, for moving the air vehicle quickly and precisely into the catapult for launch, or out of the landing area following recovery, rolling the air vehicle forward and conducting tight turns. It also has push-button controls for the engine, BIT checks, folding and unfolding the wings, and lowering and retracting the hook; any function required on the flight deck. The CDU also includes a belt pack that holds the batteries and redundant digital modems that connect in with the air vehicle.
787-8 G-TUIA taxis to the stand at Manchester's Terminal 2 after arriving on May 31, 2013.
Boeing 787-8 G-TUIA, Thomson's first 787, prepares to park at Manchester after arriving from Seattle on May 31, 2013.
Thomson Airways Managing Director Chris Browne in the cockpit of G-TUIA at Manchester.
Thomson's 787 Premium Economy cabin.
The US Air Force selected P&W's off-the-shelf PW4062 large turbofan for the future KC-46A tanker.
At the heart of the Royal Air Force’s revolutionary integrated pilot training system, the new Hawk AJT is designed to provide pilots with the complex skills required to fly the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. The single engine Hawk AJT provides superb pilot training performance at lower through-life operating costs than any other advanced jet trainer.
Aircrew prepare to climb aboard a RECO-NG-equipped Rafale B for a recce mission at BA118 Mont-de-Marsan during Recce Meet 2013.
De-icing of a Norwegian Boeing 737-300 at Oslo International Airport.
Boeing 737-800 LN-NGJ (c/n 39021) is one of the most recent to be delivered to Norwegian.
Norwegian's very distinctive aircraft colour scheme is clearly shown in this shot of Boeing 737-800 LN-DYV (c/n 39009) seen at Salzburg international airport.
Norwegian has 65 Boeing 737- 800s in its fleet.
Cabin of a Norwegian Boeing 737-800.
Shot showing Pratt & Whitney fighter aircraft engine under test (an F135 for the F-35A variant of the Joint Strike Fighter)
The US Marine Corps' F-35B variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is powered by the P&W F135 engine and Rolls-Royce lift fan.