Air International 2021-11
P.Eden, D.Lacy - Swabs, sewage and Brexit
A pair of Saab 340 freighters, delivered in January and March 2021, have added capacity to RVL Aviation's fleet in response to customer demand.
Thanks to its versatility and economy in service, the Saab 340B is popular with freight operators. RVL Aviation anticipates acquiring a further two over the next year
The Saab 340B passenger-to-freight conversion takes advantage of the large freight door aft of the wing
Heavy Lift’s Short Belfast being refuelled at Sydney International Airport on August 12, 2007. Lacy described the Belfast as the only plane he’s ever flown on that “felt alive”
A fleet of four King Airs continues to serve RVL Aviation’s passenger, freight and special missions requirements. Although typical of the operator's B200s, this example was transferred onto the Spanish register in May 2020
A King Air and Reims-Cessna F406 together in the RVL Aviation hangar
The RVL Aviation King Air fleet in mid-2019. The two aircraft to the left formerly served as multi-engine trainers with the RAF’s 45 Squadron
Laying the quick-change King Air's cargo floor
LEFT: Crews have to be flexible not only in the roles they undertake, but the cargo they move. Here, a pilot checks a King Air load is secure, but he could just as easily be picking up a surgical team and donor organ
RIGHT: Freight secured on the cargo floor of the UK's only quick-change passenger/freight King Air
The quick-change King Air's seats are removable in order to make way for a freight floor, but this process of ‘conversion’ takes little more than 45 minutes
A King Air and Reims-Cessna F406 together in the RVL Aviation hangar