Air International 2016-11
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An aerospace repair technician and a crew chief finish pre-flight inspections on a B-2 Spirit bomber at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam prior to a training mission for crew readiness and proficiency of global strike capability.
F-16AM J-624 takes off for a close air support mission loaded with an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile, a single GBU-38 JDAM under the right wing and at least one GBU-12 laser-guided bomb under the left wing.
Armed with one GBU-49 and a rack of four GBU-39/B SDBs, this F-16 heads for the skies of Iraq.
Because the F-16s could not operate from the existing shelters on site, ATFME personnel built six half-open shelters.
An F-16 pilot awaits a radio call to taxi toward the last check area where ammunition pins are removed and final checks are carried out before take-off.
A 500lb GBU-12 loaded under the left wing of an F-16.
Final preparations on two GBU-12 laser-guided bombs by an ammunition crew member. During the 21-month tour ATFME dropped weapons 1,800 times during 2,100 missions.
A F-16 pilot conducts a pre-flight inspection of the four-place pneumatic rack loaded with four GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb glide weapons.
Two ATFME F-16AMs taxi to the runway for a CAS mission over Iraq.
Two F-16s taxi from the last check point each carrying a different weapon payload; the aircraft nearest the camera is loaded with two 500lb GBU-12 laser-guided bombs and the aircraft in the rear is carrying a single GBU-49.
The 17 A340-600s Iberia uses will be replaced by the A350-900s. The airline’s remaining five A340-300s are being withdrawn this autumn.
Aircraft storage and maintenance are the principal day-to-day activities undertaken at Teruel, but from the end of 2016 recycling will be added to them.
Aircraft storage and maintenance are the principal day-to-day activities undertaken at Teruel, but from the end of 2016 recycling will be added to them.
In 2014, the Russian airline UTAir reduced in size. A large part of its fleet was stored at Teruel. Many aircraft have gone on to fly with other companies, including Bombardier CRJ200LR VJ-BGQ (c/n 7200), which is now with the Avimax Group as N718AV.
The PC-21 phase does not just include live flying, but also computer-based training and simulator sessions, seen here.
Air Greenland still uses a pair of S-61's for tourism flights, emergencies and the annual dog sled race.
The S-61 has not been in regular passenger service. It just became too uneconomical to operate a large fleet, although two are still used.
An aerial view of the aircraft parking area. In the lower part is the aircraft refuelling area - this service is currently provided by BP Oil Espana and is able to supply Jet A1, avgas and unleaded gasoline.
Lieutenant General Brad Webb, Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command has considered the potential for a follow-on buy of CV-22 Ospreys to replace attrition. The CV-22 Osprey has become the workhorse of the AFSOC fleet since it achieved initial operational capability in March 2009.
The Iberia Express regional subsidiary operates A320-216 EC-LYM (msn 5815), pictured at Paris CDG.
Harsh conditions, as seen here at Nuuk, are a fact of life in Greenland. But in 2015 Air Greenland still carried 395,000 passengers and made a profit.
Ex-Sabena A330-223 OY-GRN (msn 230) can only operate into Kangerlussuaq on the west coast, from where its passengers and cargo are distributed around Greenland using the Dash 8 fleet.
The culmination of pilot selection for the Schweizer Luftwaffe is a six-week stage flying 13 missions on the PC-7.
Students streamed for fixed-wing training spend 200 flight hours and 20 simulator hours on the PC-7 before moving on to the PC-21.
Each year, the Schweizer Luftwaffe screens 350 candidates, around 250 of whom will attend SPHAIR.
Ex-Sabena A330-223 OY-GRN (msn 230) can only operate into Kangerlussuaq on the west coast, from where its passengers and cargo are distributed around Greenland using the Dash 8 fleet.
One of Iberias eight A330-302s, EC-LZJ (msn 1490). Iberia has invested in improving the product in its long-haul aircraft, including adding new seats and on-board Wi-Fi.
The introduction of a new colour scheme, seen here in contrast to the previous livery on aircraft at Madrid-Barajas, coincided with major restructuring at Iberia.
An armament system technician, performs a 60-day weapon check-out on an F-15E Strike Eagle. The future of the type is of concern for General Hawk Carlisle, Commander of Air Combat Command.
The Dash 8s go to Flybe for maintenance but the airline's own maintenance hangar in Nuuk overhauls the helicopter fleet.
Rotary-wing students spend two years undertaking basic and advanced training on the EC635, which comprises 400 flight hours and 30 hours on the simulator.
The end of 2015 saw the parking area fill up with the arrival of around 20 aircraft at Teruel belonging to the defunct Russian airline Transaero.
An aerial view of the aircraft parking area. In the lower part is the aircraft refuelling area - this service is currently provided by BP Oil Espana and is able to supply Jet A1, avgas and unleaded gasoline.
Aircraft storage and maintenance are the principal day-to-day activities undertaken at Teruel, but from the end of 2016 recycling will be added to them.
In 2005, the EU started the project PAMELA with the objective of managing the recycling of aircraft. There has been an increase in the recycling by weight of an aircraft from 55% to the current 85%. Tarmac Aerosave is the first European company to develop this activity at its facilities in Teruel and Tarbes in France.