New PC-12 for Irish Air Corps
Yesterday (April 1), a new PC-12NG (c/n 1898, HB-FXT) conducted a test flight at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, wearing the Irish tricolour and Irish Air Corps serial 280.
Luftwaffe A350 in service colours
The first Luftwaffe Airbus A350-941CJ VIP transport, now wearing its full paint scheme, departs Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, Germany, on its return to the Airbus facility at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, France, on March 20.
Bangladesh’s PT-6 Props in Force
AFM contributor Mario Flores recently captured this impressive footage of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) PT-6 piston-engine trainers in rehearsal for the flying display that will mark 100 years since the birth of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first president.
'Wolfhound' replacement considered
US AIR FORCE Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has reportedly shown interest in acquiring a replacement aircraft for its fleet of non-standard Fairchild Dornier 328 turboprops.
Super Hornets and Growlers achieve readiness goal
WHILE THE USAF struggled to meet the October 1 deadline to achieve an 80 per cent mission-capable (MC) readiness rate for its fighter aircraft, on September 24 the Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced that F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fleets had achieved that goal.
USAF considers new role for C-5M
THE USAF IS considering modifications for its C-5M fleet that would allow the Super Galaxy to support large-scale aeromedical evacuation missions.
Roulettes fly first PC-21 display
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Roulettes aerobatic display team conducted its first public display since transitioning from the Pilatus PC-9/A to the more capable PC-21 at RAAF Base Point Cook in Melbourne on October 3.
Latest Norwegian Lightning IIs
THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN Air Force welcomed three additional F-35As to Ørland Main Air Station on September 12.
Canadian SAR aircraft rolled out
AIRBUS MILITARY ROLLED out the first CC-295 Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from the paint hangar at its facility in Seville, Spain, on October 8.
Japanese Pegasus enters production
BOEING BEGAN ASSEMBLING the first KC-46A aerial refueling tanker for Japan at its 767 production facility in Everett, Washington on September 11.