Air International 2019-02
THE PAINTING of All Nippon Airways' first Airbus A380 into a distinctive 'Flying Honu' livery was recently completed in Hamburg.
One of the 21 H225Ms ordered by the Ukraine government, '53' blue (M-ABKB, c/n 2744) is seen here after a ground engine test run at Albacete on December 18, 2018. It will be operated by the Ukraine State Rescue Service after having been converted from the EC225LP to H225M standard. The helicopter was previously in service with CHC Norway as LN-OJD.
GERMANY'S BUNDESPOLIZEI (Federal Police) has taken delivery of three H215 Super Pumas, Airbus Helicopters announced on December 14, 2018. A fourth Super Puma will be delivered in early 2020 and all four will be used to support the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies for maritime missions off the German coast.
THE ROBINSON Helicopter Company announced on December 12, 2018, it has delivered two R44 Raven training helicopters to PHU Polinar, its Polish distributor. The two Ravens were delivered to the Polish Air Force University the following day.
LEONARDO HELICOPTERS has recently achieved further success in the parapublic helicopter market on December 14, 2018, with the announcement sales of its AW139 to Italy's Vigili del Fuoco (National Fire Service) and the Los Angeles Fire Department in the United States.
Al R TANZANIA has become the first African airline to receive the Airbus A220, the twin-jet formerly known as the C Series and the newest addition to the Airbus commercial aircraft family.
GULFSTREAM ANNOUNCED on December 31, 2018, that it had made the first deliveries of its new G500 aircraft to an international customer.
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS announced the maiden flight of the first serial production H160 helicopter, which occurred at Marignane on December 14, 2018.
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has delivered the first H145 to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the company announced on December 19, 2018.
An artist's impression of the futuristic-looking X-59 QueSST, which will be used by NASA to research quiet supersonic flight.
BOEING ANNOUNCED at the biannual Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show in Dubai on December 10, 2018, that it has launched the BBJ 777X, which it claims will be the longest-range business aircraft ever built.
The Boeing Business Jets version of the 777X was launched in December 2018, with the BBJ 777-9 offering a 3,689 sq ft (342.7m2) cabin.
An artist’s impression of the Boeing BBJ 777X, which Boeing claims will be the longest-range business aircraft ever built.