Air International 2015-10
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Croatian MiG-21 bisDs are scrambled on practice interceptions on a weekly basis.
New avionics comprise (1) KFS-564A control unit, (2) SN3500 primary navigation display, (3) GPS 400W, (4) AN/ARC-210 digital radio, here temporarily replaced with TY92 High Power VHF radio, (5) Thommen analogue instrument and (6) TSC 2050 IFF system.
Guaymaral is home to a company of Bell 212s.
A rescuer descends from a Black Hawk during combat rescue training. The Servicio Aereo de la Policia plans to buy six more Black Hawks to join the ten it operates, including three S-70is.
During Operation Unified Protector in May 2011 a Tornado IDS RET.6 from 6° Stormo armed with two GBU-32(V)/B JDAMs, two AIM-9L Sidewinders and two BOZ-102 chaff and flare dispensers departs Trapani-Birgi.
The RecceLite pod, introduced on the Italian Tornado during the first phase of the MLU, is seen here carried by a 6° Stormo Tornado IDS RET.7 taxiing at Ghedi.
Two GBU-32(V)/B JDAMs being loaded to a Tornado IDS at Trapani-Birgi air Base in May 2011, during NATO air operations over Libya.
Tornado ECR RET.8 ‘50-01 ’ from 50° Stormo taken at Piacenza-San Damiano in January 2015 before a training flight. This aircraft is one of 15 ECRs upgraded under the RET.8 contract.
A Tornado ECR RET.8 (foreground) and a Tornado IDS RET.7 from 6° Stormo at the 50° Stormo base of Piacenza-San Damiano in January 2015.
One of the first MLU Tornado ECRS delivered to the 50° Stormo taking off from Piacenza-San Damiano. The ECR MLU is distinguishable by the MMR’s white antennas fitted to the sides of the fin.
The AMI’s Tornado fleet is maintained at 1° RMV's depot Cameri where this Tornado ECR RET.8 from 50° Stormo was photographed.
The MCH-109As work closely with other GdF units and here an example is flown over the Buratti class patrol boat G202 Appuntato Salemo.
An A340 at N’Djamena - the type is providing sterling service to the French armed forces in Africa.
This HRZ MiG-21UMD sports the colours of the Croatian national flag.
The seven MD902 Explorers, including Greater Manchester Police’s G-GMPX, operated by NPAS will be disposed of as the service moves to an all-Airbus helicopters fleet.
Colombia's police force uses this type to support anti-drug trafficking and guerilla operations.
French airmen have become accustomed to carrying out maintenance procedures in austere environments, as with these checks being conducted on a Transall.
In the Sahara theatre Transalls are flown with a full load of decoys.
Transall R204/64-GD taxies out from Niamey for yet another mission.
Troops arriving in North Africa are taken to the frontline bas­es in northern Mali aboard Transalls, as seen here at Niamey. The CN235 crews have painted 'Casa Team' and 'I love Casa Nurse’ on the tailfin.
The A400M is progressively taking an expanding role in Africa - the type offers twice the speed, twice the endurance and twice the load as a Transall.
Crews prepare for the offshore work using a training tower at Emden, Germany.
HTM's new hoisting training tower with a functioning wind turbine in the background. The tower is two thirds the size of a regular turbine. Winching can be practised from the main tower without the need for helicopter participation.
The growth of the offshore wind farm market will surge over the next decade, opening opportunities for operators such as HTM Helicopter Travel Munich.
HTM's helicopters begin a new day at the company’s main German Bight operational centre at Emden, northwest Germany.
HTM Helicopter Travel Munich Managing Director Bernd Brucherseifer in the hangar at Emden airport with the latest H135, which has been fitted for offshore wind farm operations.
Fifteen EC135s are operated by the UK’s National Police Air Service.
EC135 serial 256, pictured at Baldonnel, was delivered to the Garda Air Support Unit in 2002.
Although based near Dublin, the equipment in EC135T2+ serial 272, including an NVG mode modification and extra endurance, mean it can operate anywhere in the Irish Republic.
The GASU is a joint Garda/lrish Air Corps unit and is jointly controlled by the IAC at Baldonnel and Garda HQ in Phoenix Park, above which EC135 272 is seen.
The mission commander sat at his station in EC135 272 on a night flight over Dublin. From his Martin-Baker swivelling seat the commander controls the moving map display and the communications suite.
The crew must synthesise the information provided by the sensors as well as watching surrounding airspace and co-ordinating with Garda officers on the ground.
Aurigny re-registered one of its Trislanders as G-JOEY after a character in a series of children's books.
G-JOEY, Aurigney's most famous Trislander, was retired from service in June 2015.
Delivered to Aurigny in March 1976, G-BDTO previously wore TSB and Royal Bank of Scotland liveries, and is one of the carrier's last three Trislanders.
Two Aurigny Trislanders, G-BDTO and G-RLON, received SB 190 maintenance checks last year to enable them to continue flying until retirement.
The Trislanders were retrofitted with a GPS system and a digital primary flight display enabling single-pilot instrument flight rules operations in poor weather.
The first SKYe SH09 prototype will be joined by a second example by the end of the year.
A panel between the pilots’ seats means the crew can look directly down to monitor swing loads.
A computer-generated image of a SKYe SH09 in its home environment in Switzerland, although the manufacturer says 40-48% of sales have come from North America.
One of the two Bell 412EPs are used for VIP flights.