Air International 2019-09
Flying away: Air France is planning to phase out the A380 by 2022.
Royal Flight of Oman Boeing 747SP-27 A4O-SO (c/n 21785) photographed at London Stansted Airport in July 2019. This aircraft, built in 1979, has served in the VIP transport role since 1984 after briefly being operated by Braniff.
Boeing predicts greater demand for medium-sized freighter aircraft such as 777s, of which China Airlines has signed a commitment for six.
Air Antwerp is a start-up Belgian airline, co-owned by KLM and CityJet, which plans to launch services in the autumn previously operated by VLM Airlines using Fokker 50 OO-VLS (c/n 20109).
The first C295 Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft for the RCAF will be delivered to Comox, British Colombia, before the end of 2019.
British Airways is one of two UK carriers introducing the A350-1000 to service. Its first aircraft, G-XWBA (msn 326), is seen here departing Toulouse on a test flight prior to delivery.
Madagascar's 'new' aircraft, including this BK117 registered ZS-HRK, were demonstrated to the nation’s public during a display on the country's Independence Day on June 26, 2019.
The first P-8A for the RAF, serial number ZP801, will be delivered to the UK in early 2020 after being used to support training in the United States.
South African company CADG launched its optionally piloted Helix at the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition.
A Helix OPV similar to the one tested over South Africa's Kruger National Park as it was displayed at the September 2018 Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition at Air Force Base Swartkop.
MQ-8C Fire Scout BuNo 168455/’VX’ takes off from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu on the type’s maiden flight, when it reached an altitude of 500 feet.
The recent declaration of MQ-8C IOC opens the door for US Navy training and fleet operations to begin later this year.
An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts landing operations with the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). The MQ-8C Fire Scout variant is expected to deploy with the LCS class to provide reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support.
The 70ft-long LauncherOne rocket is carried on the spare engine pylon on the 747-400's port wing.
F-35B Lightning ZM151 landing at RAF Marham in fading light after a transatlantic flight from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. Five of the six aircraft carried the new Lightning Force tail marking.
F-35B Lightning ZM148 during landing at RAF Akrotiri.
F-35B Lightning ZM146 on final approach for landing at Akrotiri in conventional mode.
Wg Cdr Williams leads 207 Squadron into Marham's new squadron and training facilities located on the south side of the base.
The pilot of F-35B Lightning ZM149 hands his crew bag to the awaiting ground crew.
F-35B Lightning ZM146 during a simulated emergency landing replicating a scenario in which the F135 engine had suffered a flame out. The aircraft is shown landing with a high angle of attack after circling several times from an altitude of 20,000 feet.
Two 617 Squadron F-35B Lightnings in one of the refurbished hardened aircraft shelters.
Boeing plans to submit software updates for the 737 MAX to regulators in September 2019.
This photo of the first Boeing 777-9 flight test aircraft rolling out shows the new jet's folding wingtips.
The 777-9's first flight is now scheduled for 2020.
Leonardo's newly launched Falco Xplorer variant.