An AV-8B Harrier fighter and attack aircraft assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) lands on the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) operating in the Red Sea. The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The photo was released on July 13th, 2013.
A US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey transport aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from Samuel Hill Airfield in Australia on July 16th, 2013. The 31st MEU is participating in Talisman Saber 2013, a biennial exercise that enhances multilateral collaboration between U.S. and Australian forces for future combined operations, humanitarian assistance and natural disaster response.
British Airways’ first Airbus A380 touched down on July 4th, 2013, at London Heathrow airport.
A milestone, writes the airfields management in a press release hailing the aircrafts quieter noise profile. Heathrow gives those aircraft, including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, lower landing fees and develops infrastructure such as stands and taxiways for them.
Heathrow airport already hosts twelve A380s, and expects to have approximately thirty A380s and approximately sixty B787s by 2020. Strict noise limits at the airport also mean that airlines generally use their quietest aircraft around 15 per cent more on Heathrow routes.
The Russian Ministry of Defense recently ordered an additional six Beriev BE-200 multipurpose aircraft. They will be featuring the Barcos cockpit visualization solution, according to a press release.
Over the past years, long-term Barco customers Beriev Aviation Company and the Institute of Aircraft Equipment (NIIAO) have worked to upgrade the Beriev BE-200 amphibious aircraft.
The upgraded Beriev is fitted with an EASA-compliant, full-glass cockpit solution, comprising six Barco MFD-2068 multi-function displays and two customized Barco Control Display and Management Systems (CDMS-3000).
In July 2012, the Russian Ministry of Emergencies ordered six of the new Beriev BE-200 planes. Now, barely one year later, the Defense Ministry has ordered six additional new aircraft: two factory-standard BE-200 ChS (ChS is the Russian acronym for emergency situations) and four BE-200PS search and rescue planes.
Initially designed in 1998 to fight forest fires, the Beriev BE-200 has the ability to scoop up 12 tonnes of water in 14 seconds. In addition, the multi-purpose aircraft can also be configured as a freighter or as a passenger aircraft, allowing transportation of up to 72 passengers.
Technology company Barco is registered on NYSE Euronext Brussels and is active inmore than 90 countries with 3,900 employees worldwide.
The UK’s third new Lightning II fighter jet (F-35B) arrived at Eglin AFB in Florida in June to start pilot and maintainer training, reports the press department of manufacturer Lockheed Martin.
USMC Lt. Col. Roger Hardy piloted the aircraft known as BK-3 (ZM137) on its 90-minute ferry flight from the F-35 production plant at NAS Fort Worth JRB.
The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information and network-enabled operations.
Once delivered in several years from now the Lightning II will be deployed aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carriers. Therefore the B-version of the F-35 has special Short Take-off and Vertical Landing abilities. The US Marine Corps aims to have their F-35Bs at Initial Operational Capability in 2015.
The UK’s Lightnings are produced by Lockheed Martin in co-operation with Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Martin-Baker, SELEX, Cobham, Ultra Electronics, UTC Actuation Systems and Rolls-Royce.