Air International 2015-11
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Two S-3B Viking aircraft assigned to Sea Control Squadron Two One (VS-21) ‘Red Tails’ near the island of Okinawa during a training exercise flown from the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 2004. The Republic of Korea is interested in procuring former US Navy aircraft as a mid-size MPA.
General Electric’s Boeing 747-100 test-bed, N747GE (c/n 19651), takes-off from Victorville, California on the first flight of the LEAP 1B engine. The flight took place on April 29, 2015
The 11 SA330 Pumas have been on strength since 1974, but have undergone upgrades to SA330Ba standard with special SAR equipment.
A Puma is on alert sor SAR missions in Southwest France along the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic Ocean 24/7.
Pilots qualify for mountain flights and night SAR after 380 flying hours, after which the option of becoming a CSAR specialist can be chosen.
Saab offers former civilian-owned 340 airframes, upgraded with sensors, mission systems and communications suites, as a maritime surveillance aircraft.
A320-232 SX-DVR rotating from Paris CDG.
The first flight of the A320neo took place from the Airbus facility at Toulouse on May 19, 2015.
Eighty percent of all Aegean customers are tourists from across Europe, including Manchester, where A320 SX-DGY is pictured.
Fourteen Dash turboprops, including four Dash 8-100s with 37 seats, serve 18 mostly smaller islands under the state-subsidised Public Service Obligation flights.
Aegean runs Olympic Air as a 100% subsidiary with its own brand and a separate Air Operator Certificate.
Three Q300s were modified as MPAs by Canada’s Provincial Aerospace for the Swedish Coast Guard.
A computer-generated image of a Turkish Coast Guard ATR 72ASW. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2017.
Береговая охрана США закупила 36 CN-235-300 в варианте HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
The US Coast Guard operates 18 CN235 maritime patrol aircraft referred to under the US military designation system as the HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
Maritime patrol versions of the CN235 and C295 are both equipped with Fully Integrated Tactical System workstations.
Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft prototype is Challenger CL600 N614BA (s/n 5614).
Two Italian Air Force C-27Js on the flight line at Herat Air Base in Afghanistan.
An Italian Air Force EC-27J JEDI aircraft on the flight line at Herat in Afghanistan.
The International Training Centre at Pisa Air Base is equipped with a C-27J Spartan full mission simulator.
Aegean now operates an all-Airbus fleet, including A320-232 SX-DVG seen on finals to Heathrow.
The Caracal's autopilot has an automatic hover mode and the flight engineer can take control of the aircraft above a landing area.
The annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardisation Course trains participating nations in conducting multinational personnel recovery missions.
Introduced in 2006, the Caracal can carry 11 tonnes and offers a 250 nautical mile range.
An Italian Air Force KC-130J conducts air refueling with two French Air Force EC725 Caracal helicopters.
Portuguese Air Force C295 Persuader 16702, one of five in service with Escuadron 502 'Elefantes' based at BA6 Montijo.
The AW159 is the new twin-engine multi-role, multi-mission, maritime aircraft, with advanced day/night all weather operational capability. In production for the UK Royal Navy, on time and on budget.
The G520's very high aspect ration wings carry large split flaps and Frise-type ailerons, with a weather radar pod under the starboard wing.
A very tall tailfin is necessary to offset the adverse yaw created by the massive wingspan.
This bathtub-shaped ventral pannier is the quickly removable Special Mission Equipment Bay.
The long side panel on the right side of the cockpit carries many of the switches for the electrical systems.
As the instrumentation is all-analogue the cockpit looks a bit dated.
New G520NGs will have a fully-integrated glass cockpit and the sophisticated Genesys Aerosystems avionics suite.
C-130J flies over the city of Herat in Afghanistan
An Italian Air Force KC-130J conducts air refueling with two French Air Force EC725 Caracal helicopters.
Dust engulfs the fuselage, engines and wings of an Italian Air Force C-130J during landing on an unpaved strip in Afghanistan.
C-130J MM.62185/46-50 turns on to the flight line at Pisa Air Base.
The flight deck of a C-130J
A plane handler directs the pilot of F-35C CF-03 on to catapult one of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower for a test mission flown during DT II.