Air International 2020-04
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 77th Weapons Squadron at Dyess AFB, Texas, takes off for Weapons School Integration at Nellis AFB, Nevada, in November 2019.
Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1, registration ZH101 (c/n 24109/993), preparing to depart RAF Fairford after being on display at RIAT 2015.
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 61-0006 (c/n 464433), of the 96th Bomb Squadron 'Red Devils' departs RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, to train with Norwegian counterparts during Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1 in October 2019.
One of the first MQ-4C Tritons to arrive at Andersen AFB in Guam.
NASA Glenn's DHC-6 Twin Otter, N607NA (c/n 4), fitted with the laser and photon communication frequency detection device.
Close-up of the laser and photon communication frequency detection device fitted on the Twin Otter's fuselage underside.
Boeing is revisiting its concept for a new midsize design to replace the 757.
The Bossa Nova interior will be an option in the Phenom 300E cabin from May 2020.
One of two Beechcraft King Air 200s now supporting UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency operations.
THE RAF'S first Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1, serial ZP801 (c/n 64175/7532), named Pride of Moray, has landed on UK soil.
Gulfstream G700, N700GA (c/n 87001), takes off from Savannah International Airport, Georgia on the type's February 14, 2020 maiden flight.
Photographed on its first flight on February 14, 2020, the G700 shows that its elegant wing design has not come at the expense of high-lift devices. The instrumented pitot probe is installed on the nose only for trials purposes.
The initial Airbus A321P2F conversion by the ST Engineering-Airbus-EFW joint venture on its maiden flight.
Rough field certification for the Pilatus PC-24 was announced by the manufacturer on February 7, 2020. The approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency permits operations from grass, earth, sand, gravel and snow surfaces. The test campaign for the capability included flights by the prototype HB-VXA from sand and gravel runways at Woodbridge in Suffolk in 2018. Take-off and landings from grass runways took place at Goodwood and Duxford in the UK, Kunovice in the Czech Republic and at Poitiers, France. Flight tests from a snow-covered gravel runway at Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, was completed in 2019. Pilatus states that the recent approval doubles the number of runways from which the PC-24 can operate.
Boeing announced that the first major structural assembly for its ATS was completed on February 9, 2020.
An artist's impression of NASA's single-aisle turboelectric aircraft concept.
Two in one: the reconfigurable UAV can be a rotary-wing Scorpion or fixed-wing Vector.
An artist's impression of the Stratos 716X, the kit-built version of the very light aircraft.
LAUNCHING THE demonstrator phase for the Systeme de Combat Aerien du Futur (SCAF; Future Combat Air System), the French, German and Spanish governments have awarded the initial framework contracts (Phase 1A) to a consortium comprising programme leaders Dassault Aviation and Airbus, along with project partners MBDA, MTU Aero Engines, Safran and Thales.