Air International 2020-11
News: Commercial, Military
A newly refurbished Bulgarian Air Force Su-25K 246 at Bezmer Air Base awaiting re-assembly after being returned from Belarus on board an Il-76TD, on September 22, 2020. Accompanied by Su-25UBK 002, they were the first two of eight fighters being upgraded by Air Repair Plant 558 (ARZ558) at Baranovichi in Belarus.
The first fully configured UH-60V makes its maiden flight from Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, on September 12, 2020 after completing conversion at the facility. It was formally released for delivery to the US Army on October 1.
A French Dassault Rafale F3R standard serial number 136 '30-GO' 117 '30-IV' at Prince Hassan Air Base, Jordan, on August 30, 2020. This latest variant carried out its first air strikes on September 12.
German national carrier Lufthansa is putting its entire Airbus A380-800 fleet into a period of long-term storage
Former USAF C-130H Hercules 83-0488 (c/n 5014) arriving at Bogota, Colombia, in early September 2020 following a ferry flight from the States
The Royal Air Force's (RAF) first aggressor Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, ZJ914, taxiing at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, on September 14, 2020 after a shake-down flight following the application of its new 'shark grey' colour scheme. It will be operated by IX (Bomber) Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, in the high-end adversary role. It was delivered on September 18 from Coningsby to the unit's temporary home at Kinloss Barracks, Moray, while facilities at Lossiemouth are being completed.
The first operational Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus Defence CC-295 Kingfisher, serial number 295501, prepares to land at CFB Comox, British Columbia, on September 17, 2020.
The newly delivered Gulfstream G280 serial number 1251 with boxes of personal protection equipment and medical supplies, along with various Philippine Air Force officials, prior to its mission flight to Davao City
Three new Irish Air Corps PC-12NG Spectres on the ramp at Baldonnel, County Dublin, on September 16, 2020 during a welcoming ceremony by Irish Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.
The Boom Supersonic XB-1, N990XB (c/n unk), emerges from its Centennial Airport, Colorado, hangar
The subscale XB-1 will investigate key Overture technologies, including engine intake design. Its first flight is expected later this year
The fourth and final Boeing 777-9 test aircraft flew on September 20, 2020.
Heart's ES-19 has attracted 147 orders so far