Air International 2021-04
News: Commercial, Military
The United Airlines' Boeing 777’s Pratt & Whitney PW4000 suffered extensive damage
One of the three new UH-1H-II Huey IIs delivered to the LAF, at the handover ceremony US Embassy in Lebanon
US Navy CMV-22B Osprey 169440 ‘33’ operated by Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 (VRM-30) 'Titans' lands on USS Nimitz(CW 68) on February 25, 2021. It brought Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III for a visit while the carrier was in the Pacific. Four further USN CMV-22Bs were ordered on February 26
The boss of BA's parent company, IAG, Luis Gallego, said: "We know there is pent-up demand for travel"
Beechcraft King Air 350i N27557 taxiing at Baledogle military airfield, Somalia, on January 4, 2021
Air Force Special Operations Command/6th Special Operations Squadron Cessna AC-208 Combat Caravan N32NH taxies in after landing at Grenada Municipal Airport, Mississippi, on February 22, 2021, while participating in Exercise Emerald Warrior 21.1
Diamond DA40NG S3-BRI ‘Ichamati’ pictured at Cox’s Bazar Airport on February 6, 2021. The aircraft is one of four that first entered service in November 2019 with the Bangladesh Army Aviation Group, but have rarely been photographed since arrival. The other three are S3-BRC ‘Chitra’, S3-BRD ‘Dhaleswa’ and S3-BRG ‘Gomati.” All four are named after rivers in Bangladesh. They are operated by the Fixed-Wing Battalion at BAF Base Bangabandhu
RAF Sentinel R1 ZJ694 from V(AC) Squadron landing at RAF Waddington in the gathering gloom on February 25, 2021 as it returns from the type’s final operational mission before retirement
The first former Flybe Dash 8-400 on the ramp at Abbotsford
New US Air Force F-35A Lightning II 18-5379 ‘AK’ (c/n AF-270) prepares for its first air-to-air refuelling from a KC-135R Stratotanker of the 465th Air Refueling Squadron from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on February 24, 2021. The operation took place while the F-35A was undertaking a pre-delivery Defense Contract Management Agency flight test from Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft made its maiden flight on January 25 and was one of three delivered to the 354th Fighter Wing/356th Fighter Squadron ‘Green Demons’ at Eielson AFB in Alaska, on March 3. The other two were 18-5365 ‘AK’ and 18-5380 ‘AK’
Recaro seats equip KLM’s newly acquired Embraer E195-E2s
The first Japan Air Self-Defense Force KC-46A Pegasus, 14-3611, wearing taped-on temporary test registration N6018N on the tail, takes off from Everett, Washington, for its maiden flight on February 8, 2021. It is one of four KC-46As on order