Air International 2015-12
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Main: Commercial
The Tu-214SR is a communications relay version purpose built for SFD Rossiya. Aircraft RA-64516 was built at the KAPO plant in Kazan, and made its maiden flight in December 2008.
Il-96-300PU RA-96012 was built in 1995 and remains the oldest aircraft used for Presidential transportation. It is likely to be retired after two new Il-96-300PUS command post aircraft enter service during the final weeks of this year.
SFD Rossiya’s rotary-wing fleet comprises 16 Mi-8MTV-1 and Mi-8MTV-1S helicopters con­figured with VIP interiors. The MTV-1S variant is fitted with special communications systems.
Over the beach at Saint Barthelemy-Gustaf III airport at Guadeloupe.
This dramatic sequence shows a Winair Twin Otter performing the Saint Barth dive to pass a few feet over the traffic roundabout at the top of the 146-foot hill lying directly in front of the threshold of Gustaf III airport’s runway 10.
Over the brow of the hill at Saint Barthelemy-Gustaf III airport on Guadeloupe.
Overview from the hill at Saint Barthelemy-Gustaf III airport on Guadeloupe.
Winair Twin Otter PJ-WIN lands over the beach at Saint Maarten-Princess Juliana airport in the Netherlands Antilles. People visit the beach just to get their picture taken underneath a landing aircraft. Sunbathing is optional.
Yards from the world-famous Maho Beach, a Winair Twin Otter Series 300 lines up and waits for take-off on Princess Juliana International Airport’s runway 10 as a KLM Boeing 747-400, which had previously landed on runway 10, taxis back towards the terminal turn-off.
Yards from the world-famous Maho Beach, a Winair Twin Otter Series 300 lines up and waits for take-off on Princess Juliana International Airport’s runway 10 as a KLM Boeing 747-400, which had previously landed on runway 10, taxis back towards the terminal turn-off.