Air International 2016-09
Boeing marked its centennial at Everett in mid-July 2016 with a static line of its key commercial aircraft, comprising a 707 (Omega), 717-2BD (Delta), 727-22 (ex-United), 737-990ER (Alaska), 747-867F (Cathay Pacific), 757-222 (United), 767-3S2 (FedEx), 777-31HER (Emirates) and 787-9 (All Nippon).
Airborne Tactical Advantage Co provides jet fighters that pose as enemy aircraft to train US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Air Force fighter pilots. One such aircraft is Kfir C2 N4005AX, pictured at Naval Air Station Fallon.
The Lockheed Martin Infirno targeting/ISR turret has flown on the S-70i Black Hawk, and has now completed more than eight flight test hours. The Infirno is coupled to the helicopter's highly integrated Elbit Weapon Management System (WMS) and enables the crew to deploy laser-guided munitions.
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (MAW-121) ‘Bluetails’ is based at Naval Air Station Norfolk. E-2D Hawkeye BuNo 168597NH600 is pictured at Naval Air Station Fallon for the latest Carrier Air Wing 11 work-up.
Two Rafales from EC 1/7, which was recently transferred to BA 104 Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates.
Airbus A340-541 l-TALY (msn 748) at Turin-Caselle. This jet is to be operated by pilots of the Aeronautica Militare's 31° Stormo at Rome-Ciampino to transport the Italian Prime Minister, President and government ministers. Note that the aircraft, leased from Etihad Airways, does not wear the traditional Italian military markings.
Air Nostrum Bombardier CRJ200 EC-MJE (c/n 7622) has returned to the Spanish carrier’s fleet, flying regional services under the Iberia Regional brand, the aircraft having spent three years on lease to Cimber. The aircraft now wears additional markings promoting Carcassone and Perpignan, cities where Air Nostrum flies the aircraft to.
The Luftwaffe has painted Eurofighter 31+31 from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31 ‘Boelcke’ with artwork showing the German World War One air ace Oswald Boelcke, after whom the unit is named. The aircraft is pictured at its Norvenich base.
Boeing has raised production of the 767, from 1.5 to two aircraft per month. There are plans to increase output again, to 2.5 aircraft per month (30 aircraft a year), during 2017.
An artist's impression of an All Nippon Airways 787-10. The Japanese carrier has ordered three; as a whole the 787-10 had attracted 153 orders at the time of writing. The 777X, on which Boeing is also working, has so far secured 306 orders.
The C160 Transall and Casa CN235 fleets will be based at Evreux by the end of the summer.
The Australian Defence Force Basic Flying Training School celebration of 250,000 flying hours in the CT-4B Airtrainer included a flypast at RAAF Base Tamworth by 16 CT-4Bs in formation.
A B61-12 bomb goes through drop testing from an F-15E over Nevada in November 2015.
The first A350-1000, F-WMIL (msn 59), following roll-out at Toulouse. The jet will be joined by a second example for the A350-1000's certification testing.
F/A-18F Super Hornet BuNo 166873/NH100 of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 154 (VFA-154) ‘Black Knights' based at Naval Air Station Lemoore seen at Naval Air Station Fallon for the latest Carrier Air Wing 11 work-up.
Solar Impulse 2 (HB-SIB) departing on ots last flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi to complete its circumnavigation.
F/A-18E Super Hornet BuNo 166873/AJ114 of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 31 (VFA-31) ‘Tomcatters’ based at Naval Air Station Oceana, seen at Naval Air Station Fallon.
The Royal Australian Navy s 24th and last MH-60R Seahawk Romeo has been handed over. This MH-60R was photographed conducting a helicopter in-flight refuelling from the flight deck of HMAS Perth
Flair Airlines 737-4Q8 C-FLHJ is being used by NewLeaf Airlines on low-cost flights across Canada.
Nok Air has received its eighth and last Bombardier Dash 8 Q400NG, HS-DQH (c/n 4530), wearing the airline's colorful livery. The aircraft is seen at Toronto Downsview Airport prior to delivery wearing its Canadian test registration C-FOCW).
Air Atlanta Boeing 747-412 TF-AMV (c/n 28022) was repainted into the livery of Med-View Airline by Air Livery before lease to the Nigerian carrier. This aircraft was built in 1996 and was originally 9V-SPI with Singapore Airlines.
The two Airbus Helicopters H160 test aircraft have now completed more than 200 hours of flight testing. They have validated the new twin-engine type's aero medical configuration and confirmed key aspects of the type’s design.
Chinese authorities have so far ordered 17 AG600s, which will be used for search and rescue, aerial fire-fighting, cargo and passenger transport and maritime law enforcement missions.
F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender on their return to the United States after participating in the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough International.
The first full-scale Aquila, the solar-powered UAV that Facebook plans to use to provide internet access to remote regions, has undertaken its first flight from an undisclosed location in the US.
Norwegian has switched 30 of its A320neo orders to the A321LR variant.