Air International 2015-02
Republic of China Army Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk 903 being unloaded on December 3, 2014 after shipment from the USA.
Etihad's distinctive new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery is meant to reflect the sand of the UAE and geometric shapes of modern architecture in Abu Dhabi.
A US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) ‘Argonauts' takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The squadron and its Ospreys are scheduled to move to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, during the summer of 2015.
ZA004 (N7874) departs Boeing Field in Seattle on a green diesel test flight.
The NEXBTL fuel for the 787 tests was supplied by Neste Oils and blended by EPIC Aviation.
Electronic Attack Squadron 134's CAG-bird EA-6B Prowler BuNo 163886/'AJ500' on the squadron’s flight line at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on November 14, 2014, during the final navy Prowler homecoming event.
The first of four ATR 72MP maritime patrol aircraft on order for the Italian Air Force, C.S.X62279, test flying on December 23, 2014 from Turin-Caselle Airport, Italy, still only painted in primer. The extensive array of aerials and sensor housings on the aircraft is clearly apparent.
Atlas ZM400 used less than half of Gibraltar Airport’s runway to take off.
The A400M’s visit to Gibraltar highlighted the type's suitability for flying supplies to the territory’s RAF base.
The first customer deliveries of the ARJ21-700 regional airliner, certified by Chinese authorities on December 30, 2014, are due in the spring.
Falcon 8X F-WWQA (c/n 001) during the unveiling ceremony in the Charles Lindbergh Hall at Dassault's Bordeaux-Merignac plant.
Icelandair Boeing 757-256 TF-FIU (c/n 26243), seen here departing Heathrow, now wears a livery depicting the aurora borealis, the northern lights, which are visible above Iceland to the end of March.
Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan A34-001 takes off from Waco, Texas, on December 15, 2014, for its first sortie after being officially transferred to RAAF charge on November 25. The aircraft carried instructors from L-3 Communications along with the heads of the RAAF C-27J Transition Team.
Flaps can be adjusted to control airflow across the wings and achieve greater efficiency while cruising.
Finnair's first A350-900 on the Toulouse Final Assembly Line.
This unidentified Chinese unmanned air vehicle appeared for the first time on the runway at Chengdu on December 23, 2014 undergoing ground tests. It appears similar to the earlier Sky Wing design, but nothing is known about the new variant as yet.
Voyager KC2 MRTT026 (msn 1498, G-VYGJ/ZZ340), departing Manchester Airport on January 13, 2015 following a repaint in Thomas Cook colours by Air Livery. The aircraft, from AirTanker's surge capacity fleet for the Royal Air Force, ferried back to Getafe, Spain where it will be de-militarised before delivery to Thomas Cook in May. It was flown to Manchester on December 27, 2014.
Australia's HATS programme will include 15 EC135T2+ helicopters similar to this example flown by the Spanish Army's Military Emergency Unit.
Robinson's R66 Turbine Marine is now available with optional pop-out floats.
PH-NHU, one of the first two EC175s delivered to the first customer NHV.
Chengdu J-20 2015 during its maiden flight
Pilatus marked its 75th anniversary by painting a new demonstrator PC-12NG HB-FWA (c/n 1515) in a striking scheme designed by a 105-year-old Swiss artist, Hans Erni, depicting Pegasus, the mythical winged horse.
The second C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the Tunisian Air Force, serial number Z 21122/ TS-MTL, which was handed over on December 11, 2014.
US Air Force Boeing 767-2C N461FT (c/n 41273) during its maiden flight on December 28, 2014.
MQ-8C Fire Scout BuNo 168455/'VX' hovers over the flight deck of USS Jason Dunham (DDG-102) during the type’s first period underway. The aircraft is fitted with a FLIR Systems BRITE Star II EO/IR targeting system, the turret of which is positioned on the nose.
TNT Airways' Boeing 737-4Q8 OE-IAE (c/n 25105, ex-N772AS), pictured at the cargo carrier's Liege, Belgium base, is the first to sport the airline’s revised livery. The cargo carrier flies 35 aircraft (14 BAe 146s/Avro RJs, 13 737s, four 747s, one 757 and three 777Fs).
Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II A35-001 (c/n AU-01) touches down at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, on December 22, 2014.
Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35 A F-002 (AN-02, FMS serial 10-5019) was fully instrumented prior to delivery and is likely to stay in the US for future test programmes once initial operational test and evaluation at Edwards Air Force Base ends in 2019.
The first EC645T2, D-HADI (c/n 20016), during its maiden flight at Donauworth, Germany on November 27, 2014.