Air International 2011-11
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Antonov An-26 8207/5A-DOA (c/n 12306), wearing Libyan Air Cargo colours but operated by the 'new' Libyan Air Force, is seen at Malta International Airport on September 25, 2011. It carries the nation's new tail marking on its fin. The aircraft was used to transport the Libyan Air Force's Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Mohammed Rajab to Malta International Airport to participate in the ceremony to put new roundels on Dassault Mirage F1ED 502.
Sukhoi announced on September 20, 2011 that the Su-35 had completed more than 300 flights in its test programme. The two prototypes began their state trials at the 929th State Flight Test Centre on August 15, and were joined by the first production aircraft, Su-35S-1. The prototypes have completed the preliminary flight tests, and have been used to determine stability and control characteristics, confirm operation of the NPO Saturn Item 117S engines with thrust vectoring, and the navigation system.
The Department of Defense's on-going biofuel test programme passed another milestone on September 21, 2011 with the first flight of a Boeing AV-8B Harrier II powered by a 50/50 mix of JP8 and biofuel. AV-8B BuNo.164129/'88' of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 (VX-31) from China Lake, California, was the aircraft involved. The flight was undertaken over the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division range in the upper Mojave Desert by Major Gary 'Mouth' Shill. Hover manoeuvres were performed towards the end of the sortie, which concluded with a vertical landing.
Landing for the last time at Manching in Germany on September 26, 2011 was Boeing 707-307C Trainer-Cargo Aircraft (TCA, CT-49A) LX-N20000 (c/n 20000, ex 10+04) of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force. The aircraft arrived as 'NATO 48' and will be used as an instructional airframe by Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61 (German Technical Centre) apprentices. NATO has operated five Boeing 707 TCAs over the years as trainers and support aircraft for the E-3A Sentry fleet, but the retirement of LX-N20000 leaves it with just the one, LX-N20199 (c/n 20199). That aircraft will be retired in December.
Douglas DC-8-72 VP-BHS (c/n 46067 ex N274AT) of VIP charter company Brisair arrived at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport on September 26, 2011 for overhaul by Priority Aero Maintenance. It had been stored for over two years at Goodyear in Arizona, before being reactivated earlier this year. It still carries traces of its previous registration (HB-IGH) on its rear fuselage. The aircraft is seen on ramp J at the airport, with the tail of DC-8-62 VP-BHM (c/n 46111 ex N8975U) in the background, which is also operated by Brisair.
Merlin HM2 ZH826 (MCSP01) is the lead trials aircraft for the upgrade programme. It is seen during flight tests at AgustaWestland's airfield at Yeovil, Somerset.
EP-3E Aries-equipped Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2) 'Sandman' is slated for deactivation in fiscal year 2012. The squadron is based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.
RNLAF F-16AM J-510/'AZ' seen earlier this year, when it was assigned to the 148th Fighter Squadron at Tucson Air National Guard Base. The Falcon is one of four US-based RNLAF F-16s that returned to the Netherlands as a result of the reduction of the RNLAF F-16 fleet.
RNLAF No.311 Squadron F-16AM J-511 emerges from its sun shed at Kandahar to embark on another mission over Afghanistan.
This unique formation of three European F-16 Fighting Falcon display aircraft was seen over Leeuwarden AB on September 15, 2011, the rehearsal day for the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force, RNLAF) Days 2011. The pilots of the three Falcons, comprising RNLAF F-16AM J-015, Belgische Luchtmacht/Force Aerienne Beige (Belgian Air Force) F-16AM FA-110 and Turk Hava Kuwetleri (Turkish Air Force) F-16C 91-0011, took the opportunity to perform together during the air show, as well as giving solo displays. All three used flares as part their routines.
Mirage F1ED 502 wearing the new Libyan roundel at the Malta Airshow in September 2011.
Argentine Army Aviation will soon receive a batch of five second-hand Bell 206B-3 JetRanger IIIs that will be used at the Joint Helicopter School to train pilots of the army, air force and naval aviation. They will be based at Campo de Mayo Military Airfield and replace the Hiller UH-12ETs. In early October 2011 the first two examples were already painted in Argentine colours and awaiting delivery, probably by the end of the year. Argentine Army Aviation has also announced its intention to take delivery of 20 Agusta-Bell AB206s from Italy.
The German Navy P-3C arriving at Djibouti on September 25, 2011 at the start of its deployment to undertake anti-piracy missions.
P-3AM Orion FAB 7203 (c/n 5110, ex AMARC code AN2P0051, BuNo. 152140) at Salvador de Bahia, where the fleet will be operated by 1° Esquadrao do 'Ouragon'.
As part of a year-long ‘Legacy of Heroes' sales tour of the Sikorsky S-92, the company has painted silhouettes of military and paramilitary personnel along the fuselage sides of S-92A N146UK (c/n 920146). Sikorsky workers have signed the rear ramp, where a quote from company founder Igor Sikorsky ("The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward...") has also been applied. In September and October 2011 the helicopter visited parts of the United States, and is due to travel to locations in Asia and India between early December and late February 2012. Later that year it will visit Latin America and South America. The helicopter is seen at Sikorsky Global Helicopters' facility at Coatesville, Pennsylvania, where the scheme was designed and applied.
On September 18, 2011 PZL Mielec-built Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk SP-YVF (c/n 70-3743) was delivered to the police of the Mexican State of Jalisco. The helicopter was airlifted inside an Ilyushin Il-76 from Mielec in Poland to Guadalajara, Mexico. It will initially be used to provide security for the XVI Pan American Games. The helicopter is the fourth example of the S-70i delivered, following the hand-over of three to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior in early August.
Making its first public appearance at Lechfeld AB on September 29, 2011 was Luftwaffe Tornado ECR 46+29 of Jagdbombergeschwader 32 (JaboG 32 - Fighter-Bomber Wing 32). The aircraft arrived at the base the week before the Oktoberfest 2011 airshow. Its 'digital' scheme was stripped and the new 'Monster' colours applied at Erding as part of the celebrations to mark the 35th anniversary of 2.Jagdbomberstaffel (2 Fighter-Bomber Squadron) of JaboG 32. The Tornado has approximately 100 flying hours left on the airframe.
C-17A Globemaster III A41-210 is seen departing Long Beach in California on September 14, 2011 on its delivery flight to Australia.
The AH-1Z Viper is now set to provide armed escort to MV-22B Ospreys.
Seen landing on the USS George H W Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Sea on September 28, 2011 is Pakistan Navy Aerospatiale SA-319B Alouette III 36 (c/n 2388). The helicopter transported personnel from the Pakistan Navy destroyer PNS Shahjahan (DDG 186) for an exchange. The Alouette III is assigned to No.333 Squadron based at PNS Mehran, Sharea Faisal.
On October 14, 2011 Airbus held a ceremony at its delivery centre at Toulouse in southern France to mark the hand-over of the first Airbus A380-841 for China Southern Airlines, B-6136 (msn 031, ex F-WWSF). The carrier ordered five of the airliners powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900s in April 2005 and became the seventh airline to operate the type. Configured with eight first-, 70 business- and 428 economy-class seats, it will be initially flown on domestic services before being deployed on international routes. Its first service was flown between Beijing and Guangzhou on October 18, and it was due to switch to the Beijing to Shanghai rotation on October 27.
Bombardier CRJ100ER VQ-BNA (c/n 7473, ex N435CA) is the first aircraft to wear Rusline's new colours. The aircraft was rolled out of the Air Livery hangar at East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, and departed on October 6, 2011. It is seen there the day before. The regional jet was previously flown by Comair. Rusline is based at Moscow-Vnukovo.
Although the annual Canadian SAREX 2011 search and rescue exercise was cancelled, a smaller version was staged by No.413 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, between September 25 and October 1, 2011. It involved RCAF, US Air Force and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association aircraft and personnel. Among the US aircraft that participated was former Lockheed WC-130H 65-0977/'FL' (c/n 4127) of the 39th Rescue Squadron, 920th Rescue Wing of Air Force Reserve Command, from Patrick AFB, Florida.
Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85799 (c/n 94A-983) of Tatarstan Airlines is seen on approach to Dublin Airport on September 14, 2011. The airliner carried members of the Tatarstan football club, Rubin Kazan, for a match with the Dublin team Shamrock Rovers. It left Dublin on September 16, although the team was transported home the following day by Tatarstan Airline's Boeing 737-53A VQ-BBN (c/n 24785), after celebrating their 3-0 win.
Typhoon FGR4 ZJ927/'QO-M' of No.3(F) Squadron is seen at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, on September 27, 2011. A total of 56 Operation Ellamy mission markings are painted under the cockpit.
Four Sea King HC4 (Plus)s performed a final flypast over Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on September 30, 2011 to mark the withdrawal of the variant from theatre.
Two of the five Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47D Chinooks that participated in Falcon Autumn 2011 are seen departing for a sortie during the airborne operations exercise.
The X-47B UCAS-D during the test flight conducted on September 30, 2011.
While the Russian Air Force has retired the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Foxbat from its fighter regiments, the aircraft still serves as a reconnaissance platform. Seen recently at Airbase 7000 at Voronezh-Baltimore AB in southwestern Russia was this MiG-25RBS, with a two-seat MIG-25RU behind and a MIG-25RBT at the rear.
The US Air Force retired its last Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk Block 10 in May after flying 2,141 missions over 35,528 hours, 89% of which were in support of combat operations. Nine Block 10s was built, two of which went to the US Navy for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstration. Since retirement of the seven built for the US Air Force (02-2008 to 02-2014, c/n AF-1 to AF-7), three more have been transferred to the US Navy, two have been allocated to museums and the other pair transferred to different US agencies. The last to fly, 02-2011, recently arrived at the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins AFB, Georgia, where it is seen on September 21, 2011. It flew more than 7,650 hours, including 7,074.4 combat hours during 357 operational sorties.
Mechanics with VMU-1 go through post flight mechanical checks on an RQ-7 Shadow UAV.
This heavily modified law enforcement configured Kamov Ka-226.50, operated by the Special Purpose Aviation Detachment of the Police Department of Kabardino-Balkiria Republic of the Russian Federation, and is seen at the airfield in Nalchik. The helicopter (RF-21010) was delivered in late 2010 and is equipped with unidentified mission equipment on both sides of fuselage, which has not previously been seen on any Russian police helicopter. The flat antennas on the port side are most likely part of a system to intercept mobile communications. In addition, the helicopter has an electro-optical payload in the nose for day/night surveillance, a searchlight and external loudspeakers.
An unidentified IA-58 Pucara awaits installation of new engines at Cordoba.
Using the callsign 'Reach 1047', Dornier Do 328-110 09-3106 is seen at Lajes AB in the Azores on October 7, 2011.
Securite Civile Conair Turbo Firecat F-ZBEW/'11' (c/n 621/025) was one of the star items at the RAF Northolt Night Photoshoot held at the airfield in north London on October 6, 2011. While successful photoshoots have taken place at the station in past years to raise money for charity, this year's was the first to be held after dark. It raised money to fund restoration of Northolt's Battle of Britain Operations Room.
Antonov An-148-100B RA-61701 (c/n 27015040001/40-03) is one of six delivered to GTK Rossiya on lease from the Ilyushin Finance Corp. This aircraft first flew on July 19, 2009, and was delivered on October 2 that year. It is seen making its first visit to Dusseldorf International Airport on October 13. GTK Rossiya operates as a commercial airline, but also provides transport to the Russian Government.
The Citation M2 was announced just prior to the 64th National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, to fill a niche in the smaller end of the Citation family.
CL-600-2B19 Challenger 850 RA-67232 (c/n 8099, ex C-FVQB) prior to delivery on July 28, 2011 to Ak Bars Aero. The aircraft was previously operated by Chartright Air, which took delivery from new in December 2009.
Canadair Challenger 601 C-GJNG (c/n 3040) of Top Aces Inc is one of the two currently used to provide training to Canadian Forces.
Dassault Falcon 50 YU-BNA (c/n 43, ex 72102) of the Government of the Republic of Serbia is seen on approach to London-Heathrow Airport on October 2, 2011. The aircraft was built in 1981 and delivered that July to the Yugoslavian Air Force, serving with the 675th Transportna Avijacijski Eskadrila (Transport Aviation Squadron). It is currently operated by the Avio Service of Belgrade, which is responsible for transporting the Serbian president, prime minister and other government officials. Avio Service also operates Learjet 31A YU-BRZ (c/n 31-045, ex N67SB).
The wings of the Citation Sovereign have been modified and mated to a new fuselage to produce the Cessna 680A Latitude. Of note are the 'eco tip' wingtips.
Cessna T182T turbo Skylane YA19031, carrying the taped-over delivery registration N9109N, is seen departing Prestwick Airport on September 17, 2011.
British Aerospace BAe 125 CC3 ZD620 (c/n 257181) of No.32(TR) Squadron is seen inside a hangar on October 6, 2011. The aircraft carries discreet '1916 - 2011' titles above the squadron badge to mark the unit's 95th anniversary this year (see right). No.32 Squadron was formed at Netheravon in Wiltshire on January 12, 1916, as a fighter unit flying Henry Farman biplanes and Vickers FB5s, before moving to France. It gained the prefix 'The Royal' in 1995, after it was amalgamated with The Queen's Flight.
Suspended from the ceiling of an exhibition hall was a Forpost UAV, the Russian version of the Israeli Searcher Mk II, assembled by the Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA) at Yekaterinburg.
The largest unmanned aerial vehicle to debut at this year's MAKS was the Luch developed by the Luch design bureau which is part of the Russian Vega Corporation;
Fuerza Aerea Mexicana (Mexican Air Force) Eurocopter EC725 1007/F-ZWBE flew a series of weapons trials over the Belgian Armed Forces Pampa Weapons Range in September 2011. The helicopter fired FN Herstal 2.75in (70mm) unguided rockets over the range. It is seen here on September 19 carrying a rocket pod mounted on the cabin hardpoint.
On September 8, 2011 the first Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia (Hellenic Air Force) Eurocopter AS332C-1 Super Puma to be overhauled in Spain arrived at the Eurocopter Espana plant in Albacete. The helicopter (2509, c/n 2509) belongs to 384 MED 'Pumas' and is based at Elefsis Air Force Base. It is seen here on a test flight after arrival.
C295 SU-BRP (c/n 083) is seen departing Seville-San Pablo in Spain on September 22, 2011 at the start of its delivery flight.
This Ecureuil has been fitted with a battery-powered electric motor to investigate improving helicopter manoeuvrability during autorotation.
Right Myasishchev is utilizing its high-altitude M-17RM (M-55) reconnaissance aircraft as a test-bed for future unmanned projects.
Nextant 400XT N401NX (c/n RK28) is a phase 1 aircraft, still equipped with the original Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 engines. Phase 2 examples will be powered by the Williams FJ44-3AR
T-6A Texan II BuNo.165966 is seen at NAS Pensacola, Florida, on September 16, 2011. The aircraft carries Navy titles on the starboard side, but 'Marines' on the port fuselage and under the port wing.
Eurocopter EC635T2+ helicopters for the Iraqi Army have adopted German military markings during test flights. Noted at Manching on September 30 was 98+45 (c/n 0975). The military serials are believed to have been allocated to allow weapons trials to be undertaken in Germany. Iraq's EC635s will be equipped with the Eurocopter/ATE Stand-Alone Weapon System. A total of 24 have been ordered, with deliveries under way.
During the week-long 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City in late September, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine provided two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters and a Bell Huey II for security support. AW139s N140HS (c/n 31036) and N139HS (c/n 31016) are seen approaching the city during the deployment. They are normally based in Detroit, Michigan, and fly missions along the Canadian border, while the Huey II came from Virginia.
This Fokker 100 (c/n 11493) was rolled out of the paintshop at Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands on September 21, 2011. The airliner is intended for the Democratic Republic of Congo carrier Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA) and initially carried the partial registration 9Q-C (as seen here), although within one hour of it being rolled out, PH-ABW had been applied. Previously operated by Brit Air on behalf of Air France Regional as F-GPXC, the Fokker was withdrawn in June and sold to France Aircraft Finance on September 14 for delivery to CAA. CAA currently flies two Airbus A320s, two Fokker 50s and a McDonnell Douglas MD-82. It is due to receive another A320 and a Fokker 50 in addition to the Fokker 100.
A Capitol Hill committee has blocked $17 million destined for the OH-58F upgrade.
RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk hosted a Cobra Ball deployment during September 2011. Boeing RC-135S 61-2662/'OF' of the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, 55th Wing, based at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, flew missions out of the British base that are believed to have monitored Russian naval exercises. The deployment is the aircraft's first visit to the UK since it was upgraded with Pratt & Whitney F108-GE-201 engines. The aircraft is seen on Runway 11 about to depart with the callsign 'Snoop 56' on September 30 on its way back to Nebraska.
AW159 Wildcat ZZ400 (TI1) is seen at Canon City, Colorado, during the recent trials in the United States.
Boeing's contender for the Armed Aerial Scout programme is the AH-6 Little Bird.
P-8I позволит патрульной и противолодочной авиации ВМС Индии повысить свой боевой потенциал.
The first Boeing P-8I Neptune (N393DS, c/n 40610, also carrying its Indian serial, IN320) completed its maiden flight on September 28, 2011, taking off from Clayton Scott Field, Washington, and landing at King County International Airport/Boeing Field in the same state. The maritime patrol aircraft was airborne for two hours and 31 minutes during which time Boeing test pilots performed airborne systems checks including engine accelerations and decelerations and autopilot flight modes, and reached a maximum altitude of 41,000ft (12,500m). The first of eight P-8Is will be delivered to India in 2013 and based at INS Rajali, Arakkonam Naval Air Station in Tamil Nadu.
Heavily modified Gulfstream I N171PA (c/n 192) is one of two examples of the aircraft used by Phoenix Air to support the US Navy's Electronic Warfare Aircraft for Training (EWAT) programme. The Gulfstream is equipped with high-power A- to J-band radar and communications jamming systems and is used to train both airborne and shipborne units in a hostile electronic environment. The aircraft is seen on approach to NAS North Island, California, on October 3, carrying a pair of AN/ALQ-167 jamming pods.
On September 7, 2011 the first Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk (NW72W) for the Brazilian Navy made its first flight at Sikorsky factory at Stratford, Connecticut. The Brazilian Navy has ordered six as MH-16s, with deliveries planned to take place in pairs during February 2012, May 2012 and September 2014. Four of the helicopters were covered by a contract announced in December 2009 and will become N-3032 to N-3035 in Brazilian service, and another deal for two was revealed this June. They will replace the Sikorsky Sea Kings of HS-1 Squadron with the Brazilian Naval Aviation, based at Sao Pedro da Aldeia, near Rio de Janeiro.
The Krunk-25 UAS was revealed in September 2011 during a military parade in Yerevan.
The US Marine Corps has flown a Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter (BuNo 168213) powered by a blend of conventional JP-5 fuel and biofuel derived from the camelina plant. The flight was undertaken on September 30, 2011 from Webster Field in Maryland, and was part of the US military's continuing effort to expand the use of biofuel for its aircraft operations. The Fire Scout is the seventh and final aircraft type to be powered by biofuel in the current series of tests.
All four of Qatar's C-130J-30 Hercules were present at the hand-over ceremony on September 28, 2011. The aircraft are 211/MAH (c/n 5662), 212/MAI (c/n 5663), 213/MAJ (c/n 5668) and 214/MAK (c/n 5669).
The Harvest Hawk system includes a version of the target sight sensor used on the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter as well as a complement often AGM-175 Griffin and four AGM-114 Hellfire missiles (as shown).
Noted at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport on September 21, 2011 was McDonnell Douglas MD-87 N168CF (c/n 49670, ex N143G) of the Sunrider Corporation. The airliner was built for Aero Lloyd as D-ALLG and was delivered in March 1988. It was sold by the airline in November 1996 and has been used as a corporate transport ever since, serving with two other companies before joining Sunrider in September 2007.
Boeing has delivered the last 737-7ES Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The aircraft (N358BJ, c/n 33542) was the initial AEW&C test platform built in 2002 and underwent extensive modifications before flight testing commenced for the Wedgetail programme. On September 16, 2011 it departed King County International Airport/Boeing Field as 'Boeing 89' for Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii, before proceeding to Pago Pago on American Samoa on the following day and then onto Australia. It will become A30-002 with No.2 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales.
Airbus A321-211 M-ABED (msn 1219, ex TC-JME) was seen on September 30, 2011 departing Norwich Airport, Norfolk, where it has been repainted by Air Livery. It arrived at Southend Airport in Essex for maintenance the next day prior to deliver to Nordwind Airlines, a Russia charter carrier, with which it will become VQ-BQF. The airliner arrived at Norwich in full Air Berlin colours and was due to become D-ABCI with that carrier, before its delivery was cancelled. It was previously operated by THY Turkish Airlines.
Boeing 737-4Z6 L11Kh-1/38 (HS-CMV, '11-111/90401', c/n 27906) belonging to Thailand's Royal Flight is seen departing Farnborough, Hampshire, on October 1, 2011. The aircraft is assigned to 602 Squadron/Royal Flight, of the 1st Division/6th Wing, based at Bangkok-Don Muang. On July 12 the aircraft was impounded at Munich Airport by liquidators trying to recover debts owed by the Thai state to the collapsed German construction conglomerate Walter Bau AG. A bond was later paid for the return of the Boeing 737.
Egyptian corporate aircraft and air ambulance company Smart Aviation, based at Cairo, received its two Bombardier Q400s in September 2011. The first aircraft (0402 NextGen SU-SMH, c/n 4367, ex C-GJFG) is seen on approach to Malta International Airport during its delivery flight on September 24, having been handed over the day before. Smart Aviation ordered two Q400s in August 2010 to launch charter services. The second (SU-SMI, c/n 4368, ex C-GJFP) was handed over on September 28. Smart Aviation holds options for three more Q400s.
The second Boeing 747-8R7(F) for Cargolux Airlines International (LX-VCD named City of Luxembourg, c/n 35809) was handed over on October 13, 2011 and left Paine Field Airport, Washington, the same day, arriving at Luxembourg-Findel Airport the next. It is seen at Maastricht Aachen Airport in the Netherlands on October 14 during a test flight.
Boeing 737-93YER P4-TAJ (c/n 40888) is the first example of the variant for the Tajikistan airline Somon Air and the first 737 directly purchased by the carrier. It was delivered on September 28, 2011. The aircraft is seen at the conclusion of a test flight at King County International Airport/Boeing Field in Washington on September 14. The carrier ordered two 737-900ERs on February 25, 2010.
Lt Col Fred Schenk makes the first vertical landing on a flight deck at sea aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in F-35B BF-02 on October 3, 2011.
Downdraught from the Pratt & Whitney F135 main engine nozzle creates considerable amounts of spray as Lt Col Fred Schenk approaches the USS Wasp.
BF-02 lifts off the deck for one of 67 short take-offs undertaken from the USS Wasp during the first of three sea trials.
F-35B BF-02 in the hangar bay of USS Wasp.
An aviation boatswain's mate directs Lt Col Schenk in F-35B BF-02 after completing the first vertical landing on a flight deck at sea.
Lt Col Schenk lifts off the flight deck of USS Wasp in F-35B BF-02 on October 4, 2011.
One of a series of computer-generated images released by Boeing of its new 737 MAX 8.
Lockheed KC-130H Karnaf 436 (c/n 4686) of the Israel Air and Space Force is seen departing Ostrava Airport in the Czech Republic on September 26, 2011. The aircraft, along with C-130E 318 (c/n 3914) of 103 Squadron, was displayed at the NATO Days in Ostrava event over the preceding weekend. Both provided support for a pair of 106 Squadron F-15D Bazs (715 and 957) at the show.
An independent Minsk-based design bureau unveiled the Indela unmanned rotorcraft weighing 120kg (264lb) and with five hours' endurance.
Armed Scout 645 уступает своим конкурентам в скорости, но зато создан на опробованной и надежной платформе. N940AE, один из демонстраторов AAS-72X, несет стрелковый контейнер и оборудован носовой платформой с прицельной аппаратурой.
EADS North America's AAS-72X is one contender for the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout programme.
The Spydr demonstrator N352BC transited Glasgow Airport in Scotland on October 6/7, 2011 after its appearance at the Waterkloof airshow
Designed by the 558th Belarus Air Force Maintenance Facility at Baranovichi, the Grif-1 UAV is destined for service with the Belarusian Ministry of Defence.