Air International 2014-08
Turkish Air Force Block 50 F-16C 07-1009 of 141 Filo assigned to the 4th Main Jet Base at Ankara-Akinci.
A Mirage 2000 refuels from a KC-135 during a practice QRA mission.
AdlA fighters and helicopters are maintained at seven-minute readiness during the day and 15 minutes at night.
A Mirage 2000 refuels from a KC-135 during a practice QRA mission.
There have been several flights of non-compliance through China’s East China Sea ADIZ, including one by a JASDF OP-3C Orion.
A French Air Force pilot races to a Rafale fighter on a QRA scramble from BA118 Mont-de-Marsan.
One of the two Rafales held on quick reaction alert at BA118 Mont-de-Marsan.
Checking an A340-600 Trent 500 engine during maintenance at Frankfurt.
Wingtip mounted position light of an Airbus A340-600.
Milling of the sliding piston bush of an A340’s landing gear.
Final assembly of an A340-300’s main landing gear after overhaul.
Overhaul of the nose landing gear from an Airbus A340-300.
Boeing 777 landing gear during rework with Hawker Pacific Aerospace Landing Gear Services in the UK.
Flybe operates 11 E175s on its UK operation and two for Flybe Finland.
Five E195s will be returned to lessors by December.
Tu-154M/Ds patrolled the ADIZ on it being established.
Assembly of a repaired landing gear for an Airbus A310.
A Xian H-6, similar to this was one of the aircraft intercepted by Japanese Air Self Defense Force fighters near the Senkaku Islands.
A rare close-up of a People’s Liberation Army Air Force H-6.
Russia's Federal Security Service has six Ka-226s on strength; the first two were delivered in 2004.
The air ambulance mission pod has room for two stretchers and three to four attendants or seated casualties.
This Ka-226.50, based at Nalchik, is operated by the Special-Purpose Police Aviation Detachment of Russia’s Kabardino-Balkiria republic in the North Caucasus region.
A Ka-226T prototype in military-style camouflage configured with an open platform for cargo transport behind the cockpit.
A Ka-226T during trials at a high-altitude airfield in the Himalayas in February 2010.
One of six Ka-226AGs delivered in 2011-2012 to Gazprom for gas pipeline monitor­ing and general transport role.
The Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 engine, combined with a range of airframe and rotor system enhancements, gives the Ka-226T a vastly improved hot-and-high performance compared to the initial version.
The executive/VIP detachable cabin, made at PO Strela.
The interior of this Ka-226T prototype is out­fitted for HEMS for the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Stobart Air, formerly Aer Arann, is operating ATR72s from Southend for Flybe under a franchise agreement.
Atlantic’s last Avro RJ100 will be phased out this month.
AdlA fighters and helicopters are maintained at seven-minute readiness during the day and 15 minutes at night.
On the morning of June 2, 2014 the Solar Impulse 2 (HB-HIB) completed its maiden flight at Payerne in Switzerland. Test pilot Marcus Scherdel flew the solar-powered aircraft for two hours 17 minutes, during which he reached a maximum height of 5,500ft (1,670m) at an average speed over the ground of 30kt (56km/h). Several additional flights will be undertaken during the coming months to certify the aircraft, which has some significant differences from the original Solar Impulse (HB-HIA), which first flew in December 2009. The aircraft was unveiled on April 9 with a larger, 72m (236 ft 2 in) wingspan, but weighing just 2,300kg (5,071 lb). Solar Impulse 2 is central to a goal of circumnavigating the globe in 2015 solely powered by sunlight, using 17,248 solar cells on its wings and efficient energy storage devices.
Solar Impulse 2 will cruise at 27,887 ft (8,500 m) during the day and 4,291 ft (1,500 m) at night.
Solar Impulse 2 about to touch down after its first flight on June 2, 2014.
Si2 weighs 2,300kg (5,070 lb), around the same as a small van.
Solvay’s Solstick PVDF Solef polymer film was used to tape together the solar cells and provide an aerodynamically-efficient wing.
Andre Borschberg (left) and Bernard Piccard, who will fly Si2 round the world.
Wind tunnel tests helped to finesse Si2's aerodynamic performance.
Solar Impulse details
The CSeries flight deck includes large LCD displays, dual flight management system with optimised control and display functions, dual cursor control devices, datalink, Cat IIIa autoland and side stick controls as baseline.
The CSeries family of aircraft offers flexible seating options. The interior can be customised for a single-, two- or a high-density class seating.
JASDF YS-11EB electronic intelligence aircraft.
The Fennec is suitable for intercepting targets travelling at up to 100kts (185km/h), the average cruise speed of a light aircraft.
AdlA fighters and helicopters are maintained at seven-minute readiness during the day and 15 minutes at night.
The Fennecs have two snipers aboard, highly-trained to engage a micro-drone, a paramotor or a paraglider.
Turkish Air Force F-4E 2020 Terminator 77-0283 of 111 Filo assigned to the 1 st Main Jet Base at Eskisehir. The aircraft is loaded with an inert AGM-142 Popeye air-to-ground missile.
Video borescope of an Airbus A321’s V2500 engine.
Video borescope of an Airbus A321's V2500 engine.
PLAAF J-11s have been involved in recent skirmishes with JASDF aircraft.
Q400 G-JECY (c/n 4157) named Spirit of Liberium was the first to be repainted in purple. It'll take three years to rebrand the entire fleet.
Landing gear assembly work on a Boeing 747-400 during a D-check.
Japanese aircraft intercepted a Chinese BZK-005 Sea Eagle UAV, among other aircraft, in the disputed territory.