Air International 2020-09
News: Commercial, Military
New Tupolev Tu-214PU airborne command post RA-64532 in the Spectr-Avia paint shop at Ulyanovsk, on July 8, 2020, after its Russian Air Force Special Right Detachment colours had been applied. The Kazan-built aircraft had made its first flight on June 19 and is the second of three on order, the first having been delivered last year.
A familiar sight consigned to history: BA Boeing 747s lined up at London/Heathrow.
Embraer commercial aircraft now have new cargo options.
Lufthansa has deferred deliveries and grounded more aircraft, including 11 A320s.
Ground testing of the MQ-9B's structural soundness while carrying Brimstone and Paveway IV as part of the development work for the UK’s Protector RG1, the first three of which are now on firm order.
13 июля 2020г. был заключен контракт, согласно которому компания Boeing должна поставить в первом квартале 2022 г. восемь новых многоцелевых истребителей F-15EX.
The first F-15EX, serial number 20-0001, on the production line in St Louis, Missouri, is already structurally complete, even though the contract has only just been awarded. Manufacture of the second aircraft is also similarly well advanced.
The third French Air Force Airbus A330 Phenix Multi-Role Tanker Transport, serial number 043 (c/n 1916, ex EC-330, MRTT043), which was delivered four months ahead of schedule. It was accepted by the DGA, the French Defence Procurement Agency, at Base Aerienne 125 Istres on July 10, 2020, having been delivered to there from Getafe, Spain, two days earlier.
The upgraded RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint ZZ664 at its RAF Waddington base, where 51 Squadron crews are getting to know its new glass cockpit and systems as it prepares to re-enter operational service.
The first of five Rafales to be delivered to India departs from Bordeaux-Merignac, France, on July 27, 2020. The aircraft landed at Air Force Station Ambala two days later to join 17 'Golden Arrows' Squadron.
Iraqi Air Force C-130J Hercules YI-305 was an unusual visitor to Budapest Airport, Hungary, on July 11, 2020. It was operating a Covid-19-related cargo flight, taking out a Mercedes-Benz ambulance and various medical supplies to Baghdad.
A familiar sight consigned to history: BA Boeing 747s lined up at London/Heathrow.
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning II A35-029 landing at Fort Worth, Texas, following its maiden flight on July 30, 2020. The aircraft is the first to wear the markings of 75 Squadron, which will be the second operational RAAF F-35A unit
An Airworthiness Directive on the Boeing 737 MAX calls for several design changes to the aircraft.
Airbus has expanded its BelugaXL operations.
The third flight-test Boeing 777-9, in the company's 'light' test livery, departs Everett in August 2020.
Virgin Galactic’s concept supersonic airliner.
Electric Aviation Group's ambitious concept for a 70-seat UK-built turboprop.