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Duggy
Fri Jul 14 2017, 06:26AM
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Japan Martime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel conduct water survival training with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 13, 2017. JMSDF practiced their water rescue skills by using Japanese US-2 aircraft to deploy an inflatable raft and using an MCH-101 helicopter to rescue JGSDF personnel who simulated drowning. The bi-annually training ensures the pilots know how to react in the case of an emergency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo's by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)


ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2017) Sailors refuel an F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway acquiring certifications in preparation for their upcoming homeport shift to Sasebo, Japan where they are slated to relieve the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zhiwei Tan/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2017) An F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter lands on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway acquiring certifications in preparation for their upcoming homeport shift to Sasebo, Japan where they are slated to relieve the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., sits on the ramp at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska prior to takeoff July 12, 2017 to participate in and provide airlift support for Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The purpose of TS17 is to improve U.S.-Australian combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. TS17 also demonstrates U.S. commitment to its key ally and the overarching security framework in the Indo Asian Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sonethasinh Sayasaeng, a 35th Maintenance Squadron avionics technician, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for an M7.1 upgrade at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2017. The upgrade will provide pilots with more tactical information to be applied to dynamic missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

July 13.
Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, and will be the first U.S. airline to operate the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family. The A350 XWB will bring unrivalled eco-efficiency and a superior passenger experience to primarily transpacific routes starting in October.

Today’s delivery is the first of five A350-900s scheduled for delivery to Delta in 2017. The aircraft features 32 seats in the Delta One cabin, 48 seats in Delta Premium Select and 226 seats in the Main Cabin.

The A350 XWB was the first aircraft to incorporate the innovative passenger experience elements collectively known as Airspace by Airbus. Delta’s customers will enjoy the quietest twin-aisle cabin, with more personal space and the largest overhead bins in the business. More fresh air, LED ambient lighting, and optimization of cabin pressure, temperature and humidity all combine for absolute passenger wellbeing.

The A350 XWB also boasts the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, and the fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This combination of technologies translates into unequaled operational efficiency, with a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 847 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 45 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

July 13.
The world’s most advanced aircraft, the Airbus A350-900, will visit the international aviation and space salon MAKS in Russia from the 18th to 23rd July in Zhukovsky. The A350-900 flight test aircraft, MSN002, will take part in flying displays and be on static for cabin visits on 18th and 19th July.

MSN002 features a distinctive carbon fiber livery illustrating the use of more than 50% advanced composite technology on the world's most-modern widebody jetliner. The aircraft is one of the two used to test all cabin related topics and was part of the certification campaign in 2014. Currently, MSN002 continues to be used for flight testing.

“We are very proud to present again the A350-900 to the Russian public. This aircraft was designed with the involvement of our engineering centre in Moscow, while VSMPO-Avisma Corporation is one of our important suppliers for the programme,” highlighted Christopher Buckley, Airbus Executive Vice President, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

The A350 XWB, features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon-fibre fuselage and wings plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these advanced technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions in addition to significantly lower maintenance costs. With its “Airspace by Airbus” cabin featuring wider seats, higher ceilings, latest generation in-flight entertainment and alluring ambient lighting, the A350 XWB offers the best in comfort and well-being onboard the quietest of all twin-aisle airplanes.

To date, over 90 A350s have been delivered to 13 customers worldwide. With 851 firm orders from 45 customers, the A350 XWB is one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

July 13.
The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis today met members of the Royal Air Force 135 Expeditionary Air Wing based in Eastern Romania.

After speaking with pilots and ground crew, President Iohannis said : “I’m impressed because in my opinion everything that is going on here has a very high professional standard and, I’m most impressed because everybody and I mean absolutely everybody told me all of you work very well together and this really makes me proud of the teams we have here.”

The Royal Air Force has four Typhoon aircraft deployed in Romania to enhance air policing capability as part of the NATO Assurance Measures introduced in 2014

The President finished his visit by saying: “Security and safety and certainty are important key words, and your contribution here is very important. So thank you all.”
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Sat Jul 15 2017, 07:11AM
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FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – A U.S. Air Force KC-135 flies past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom on July 14, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom on July 14, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom –Two U.S. Air Force F-15 aircraft from the 48th Fighter Wing fly past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom on July 14, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is parked on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during Red Flag 17-3 July 10, 2017. Red Flag is designed to test the capability and interoperability between multiple air frames, and give the supporting personnel the chance to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo's by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen/Released)



A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 357th Fighter Squadron takes off from the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2017. The aircraft can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high explosive projectiles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 12, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 12, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto/Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from 10th Mountain Combat Aviation Brigade position their AH-64 Apache helicopters in an attack by fire position during the rehearsal for the distinguished visitor’s day during Getica Saber, July 14, 2017 in Cincu, Romania. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S.-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with over 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Antonio Lewis)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – Two AMD Mirage 2000D aircraft, flown by the French Air Force, fly past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 14, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – An Avro Lancaster aircraft, flown by the Royal Air Force, flies past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 14, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – A Pilatus PC-9M Swift, flown by the Slovenian Air Force, flies past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 14, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – A Hurricane and three Spitfire aircraft, flown by the Royal Air Force, fly past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 14, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

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Mon Jul 17 2017, 06:20AM
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A Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon trails a U.S Marine KC-130J assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa as it prepares to receive fuel as part of a bilateral fixed-wing air-to-air refueling training near Morón Air Base, Spain, July 13, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crisis response and theater security operations in Europe and North Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by SSgt. Kenneth K. Trotter Jr.)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – The Royal Air Force Red Arrow aeronautical team fly past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 15, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – A Royal Air Force Westland WAH-64D Apache helicopter demonstrates its combat capabilities for spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 16, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

A B-17 Flying Fortress (Sally fly over the Royal International Air Tattoo, 15 July, 2017, on RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. RIAT 17 commemorates the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, with displays of past and present U.S. aircraft highlighting the culture of continuous innovation that American Airmen power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus)

The Brazillian Air Force’s Smoke Squadron perform during Feria Aeronautica Internacional—Colombia 2017 at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 15, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus static displays of a KC-135, KC-10, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the Air Combat Command’s Viper East Demo Team.United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)

Colombian Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters participate in Feria Aeronautica Internacional—Colombia 2017 at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 15, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus static displays of a KC-135, KC-10, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the Air Combat Command’s Viper East Demo Team. United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – A U.S. Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber and Two F-15 aircraft fly past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 16, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball

FAIRFORD, United Kingdom – A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies past spectators during the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) located at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, on July 16, 2017. This year commemorates the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary which was highlighted during RIAT by displaying its lineage and advancements in military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender crewed by members of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, flies over the Atlantic Ocean July 15, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing and is maintained and flown by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the 305th. Both units are located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo's by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)


A Colombian Air Force F-21 Kfir Fighter jet participates in Feria Aeronautica Internacional—Colombia 2017 at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 15, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus static displays of a KC-135, KC-10, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the Air Combat Command’s Viper East Demo Team. United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)

The Brazillian Air Force’s Smoke Squadron participates in Feria Aeronautica Internacional—ColombiaColombia 2017 at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 15, 2017. The United States Air Force is participating in the four-day air show with two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16s as static displays, plus static displays of a KC-135, KC-10, along with an F-16 aerial demonstration by the Air Combat Command’s Viper East Demo Team. United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with our Colombian air force counterparts and facilitate interoperability, which can be exercised in future cooperation events such as exercises and training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Floyd)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., moves in to be refueled by a KC-10 Extender crewed by members of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, flies over the Atlantic Ocean July 15, 2017. The F-22 is assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and is the Air Force’s 5th generation fighter aircraft. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing and is maintained and flown by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the 305th. Both units are located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., banks away after being refueled by a KC-10 Extender crewed by members of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, flies over the Atlantic Ocean July 15, 2017. The F-22 is assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and is the Air Force’s 5th generation fighter aircraft. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing and is maintained and flown by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the 305th. Both units are located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)

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Tue Jul 18 2017, 06:25AM
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BAY OF BENGAL (July 16, 2017) An Indian navy MIG-29K Fulcrum flies over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during Exercise Malabar 2017. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises between the Indian navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and U.S. Navy that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colby S. Comery/Released)

BAY OF BENGAL (July 16, 2017) An Indian navy MIG-29K Fulcrum aircraft flies over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Bay of Bengal during Exercise Malabar 2017. Malabar is the latest in a continuing series of exercises between the Indian navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston A. Mohr/Released)

BAY OF BENGAL (July 16, 2017) An MIG-29K Fulcrum aircraft from the Indian navy performs a flyover above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during Exercise Malabar, July 16, 2017, in the Bay of Bengal. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises between the Indian navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and U.S. Navy that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colby S. Comery)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 16, 2017) AV-8B Harrier's, assigned to the Marine Attack Squadron (VMA-231) 231, land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is currently underway acquiring certifications in preparation for their upcoming homeport shift to Sasebo, Japan where they are slated to relieve the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo's by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)


Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday 17 July. This ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Board of Directors.

Air Côte d’Ivoire had already chosen the A320 family because of its exceptionally comfortable cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel consumption performance. It already operates six Airbus aircraft (four A319s and two A320) in the framework of a leasing contract. Air Côte d’Ivoire operates 25 different domestic routes in West Africa and Central Africa.

The cabin of the aircraft being delivered today is configured in two classes (16 business class and 132 economy class seats). The business class offering provides an unbeatable level of comfort with the new “Celeste” seat provided by Stelia Aerospace, while the economy class provides a high level of service, particularly in terms of the lighting system and internet connectivity.

Air Côte d’Ivoire currently flies to 20 international destinations located in West and Central Africa, and to five domestic destinations.





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Wed Jul 19 2017, 06:20AM
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CORAL SEA (July 17, 2017) An AV-8B Harrier, assigned to the "Tomcats" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in support of an air defense exercise during Talisman Saber 17. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (July 14, 2017) A Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet fires decoy flares during the Sea Breeze 2017 air component demonstration at Kulbakino Air Base in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

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Thu Jul 20 2017, 06:23AM
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F-35 Lighting IIs assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing prepare to taxi down the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 17, 2017. The single-seat, single-engine aircraft was designed to replace legacy fighters across the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew deployed to Forward Operating Location Kotzebue lands on the tundra of northwestern Alaska while conducting area-familiarization training during Operation Arctic Shield, July 16, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brian Dykens

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 17, 2017) An C-2A Greyhound attached to the "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto/Released)

A U.S. Air Force RC-135V/W Rivet Joint with the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off in support of Operation Inherent Resolve at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 18, 2017. The 763rd ERS is responsible for gathering near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron takes off in support of Operation Inherent Resolve at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 18, 2017. The KC-135 Stratotanker provides aerial refueling support to U.S. and coalition aircraft 24/7 throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

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An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, carrying Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepares to land during a helicopter insertion exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center aboard Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, July 17, 2017. The Jungle Warfare Training Center provides individual and unit level training to increase survivability and lethality while operating in a jungle environment. The Hawaii-based battalion is forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 takes off at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2017, as part of the Aviation Training Relocation program. This is the first time that VMFA-232 has been to JASDF Hyakuri Air Base, which gives the local Japanese forces the ability to simulate air-to-air maneuvers with an unfamiliar squadron. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)

U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Brett Robison, F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Center lead pilot, inspects an F-35A Lightning II July 18, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 33rd Fighter Wing and Marine Attack Squadron 221 from Yuma, Ariz., participated in the first combat exercise with Air Force F-35As and Marine Corps F-35Bs operating simultaneously during Red Flag 17-3. The large scale exercise, which was developed to provide pilots with critical experience in combat situations, enabled F-35 pilots to plan and train using the same tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

Two C-130 Hercules aircraft taxi down the airfield during Exercise Saber Guardian ‘17 at Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria, July 19, 2017. The largest of the Black Sea region exercises, SG17 highlights participant deterrence capabilities, specifically the ability to mass forces at any given time anywhere in Europe to support the security and stability of the Black Sea region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno/Released)

CORAL SEA (July 19, 2017) A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 Taipan helicopter takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Talisman Saber 17. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released)

Bulgarian Special Operations Forces run to a Mi-17 rotary-wing aircraft after securing a notional hostage as part of a combined arms live fire exercise July 20, 2017 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, during exercise Saber Guardian 17. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jada Owens

A Greek AH-64 Apache helicopter provides close air support in a combined arms live fire exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, as part of exercise Saber Guardian 17 July 20, 2017. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jada Owens)

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 helicopter aircrew, currently deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, conducts sling-load operations at Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, July 20, 2017. The aircrew and helicopter are deployed on the Sherman in support of Operation Arctic Shield. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brian Dykens.

A B1-B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron flies over the 73rd Guam Liberation Day parade July 21, 2017, in Hagåtña, Guam. The parade commemorated 73 years since U.S. armed forces liberated the island from Japanese occupation. During World War II, Japan seized Guam on December 10, 1941, and on July 21, 1944, the U.S. armed forces liberated the island. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

CORAL SEA (July 20, 2017) An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Talisman Saber 17. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elijah G. Leinaar/Released)

A C-130H Hercules prepares for takeoff on the flightline on July 20, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christi Richter\Released)

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 301st Airlift Squadron, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., is refueled by a KC-10 Extender, July 20, 2017. The C-17 Globemaster III was conducting a local training mission in Northern Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo Louis Briscese)

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft take off for an aerial demonstration during Friends & Families Day at RAF Marham, England July 20. The day is all about saying "thank you," to the RAF personnel's families, friends in the local community who support the installation, and the American allies whose partnership continues to flourish with the anticipated arrival of the F-35 at both RAF Marham and RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force photo's/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)


S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia.

Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, S7’s aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout, (eight business and 156 economy class seats). The airline will operate the aircraft on domestic and international routes. Since the first aircraft entered service in 2004, S7’s Airbus fleet has grown to 44 A320 Family aircraft.

The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel savings at entry into service and up to 20 percent by 2020. With more than 5,000 orders received from over 90 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent market share.

July 20, 2017 Toronto Commercial Aircraft, Press Release
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivered the world’s first dual-class, 86 seat turboprop aircraft to Philippine Airlines at its facility in Toronto, Canada, where the aircraft is manufactured.

“We congratulate Philippine Airlines for taking delivery of the world’s first dual-class, 86-seat Q400 aircraft, and are confident that the airline will continue to benefit from the outstanding performance of Bombardier turboprops,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "This delivery is an example of how Bombardier’s Q400 is an ideal solution for airlines that require higher-performance and larger turboprops as they develop regional routes to meet increasing passenger demand. Bombardier is proud to have the only commercial turboprop available today to offer up to 90 seats.”

“With its superior performance capabilities, unmatched profitability advantages and exceptional passenger experience, the new Q400 aircraft will enable Philippine Airlines to increase its competitiveness and set a new standard for turboprops in the region,” said Jaime J. Bautista, President and Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Airlines. “We are excited to bring this new aircraft back to the Philippines, and are confident that the Q400 aircraft will continue to play a significant role in positioning Philippine Airlines as a five-star airline and in regaining its dominance in the domestic market.”

Philippine Airlines’ new Q400 aircraft is configured with 86 seats in economy and premium economy classes with a 29-inch and 33-inch seat pitch respectively. The aircraft delivered today is scheduled to enter into service in two weeks.

This milestone aircraft is part of Philippine Airlines’ purchase agreement announced on December 8, 2016 – which included a firm order for five Q400 aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven. Following the exercise of the purchase rights announced at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, Philippine Airlines now has firm orders for 12 Q400 aircraft.

About Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the flag carrier of the Philippines. Headquartered in Manila, PAL celebrates its 76th anniversary this year as the first commercial airline in Asia. Operating out of its hubs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport of Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport of Cebu with a fleet of 81 aircraft, PAL serves 30 destinations in the Philippines and over 45 destinations internationally.

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Sat Jul 22 2017, 07:26AM
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Four F-18 Super Hornets from Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, fly over Klamath Falls returing to Kingsley Field after a morning of air-to-air combat training with a variety of other fighter jets from around the country during Sentry Eagle 2017. Sentry Eagle is an air-to-air combat exercise bringing a variety of different fighter jets from around the country to train and work together. This year’s line-up includes the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcons, F-18 Hornets, and the F-35 Lighting. Along with the training exercise the 173rd Fighter Wing is hosting a free open house for the public with static displays and other events on Saturday the 22nd.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Van Mourik

The Washington Air National Guard 141st Air Refueling Wing sent two KC-135 Refueling Tankers to help keep the fighter jets in the sky during Sentry Eagle 2017.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Van Mourik

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, sits on the runway at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam July 18, 2017. The Lancer departed Guam to conduct bilateral training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) for Talisman Saber 17. The flights were also flown as part of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission in order to enhance combined interoperability with Australian counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares for take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to conduct bilateral training mission with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) on July 18. The mission is part of Talisman Saber 17 a training exercise designed to maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime preposition and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares to takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system. (U.S. Air Force photo's/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)





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A U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy Tactical Demonstration Team taxis by the gathered crowd during the Sentry Eagle Open House held July 22, 2017 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Sentry Eagle, hosted by the 173rd Fighter Wing, is a four day large force exercise that brings together different aircraft and units from around the country for dissimilar air combat training. Additionally, the wing opens its gates to the public for a day during their biennial open house. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)

The 36th Fighter Squadron Flying Fiends centennial F-16 Fighting Falcon parks with two other F-16s at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 19, 2017. U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew P. Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, flew the freshly painted jet for the first time during his final flight at Osan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 takes off from Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, Japan to return to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni July 24, 2017. This was the first time that VMFA-232 has been to JASDF Hyakuri Air Base, which gave the local Japanese forces the ability to simulate air-to-air maneuvers with dissimilar aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)

A British C-130 departs at twilight in order to transport patients out of theater during a Combat Scenario Training Exerciser held at Ft. Hunter Liggett California. This training exercise includes troops from the 332nd Medical Brigade, a Navy hospital Ship as well as Canadian and Saudi Arabian troops.
Photo by Sgt. Michael Romero

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase.

"This 100K milestone marks a significant level of maturity for the program and the F-35 weapons system," said Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and F-35 Program General Manager Jeff Babione. "We are well positioned to complete air vehicle full 3F and mission systems software development by the end of 2017."

The remaining development flight testing includes validating the final release of 3F software, F-35B ski jump testing, F-35B austere site operations, high-Mach Loads testing for both the F-35B and F-35C and completion of the remaining weapons delivery accuracy tests.

Major SDD fleet test milestones in recent months include:

Completed testing for the F-35A's final envelope involving high risk 'edge of the envelope' maneuvers, stressing the aircraft to its limits in structural strength, vehicle systems performance, and aerodynamics while proving excellent handling qualities.

Completed all U.K. Weapon Delivery Accuracy tests for the AIM-132 ASRAAM and Paveway IV weapons, and completed 45 of 50 SDD Weapon Delivery Accuracy tests including multiple target and multiple shot engagements as well as internal gun and centerline external pod 25mm gun accuracy tests.

Performed multi-ship mission effectiveness tests, such as Offensive Counter-Air and Maritime Interdiction, demonstrating the performance of the F-35 System.

Three distinct variants of the F-35 Lightning II will replace the F-16 Fighting Falcon and A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II for the U.S. Air Force, the F/A-18 Hornet for the U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps, and a variety of fighters for 11 other countries, to date. Following the U.S. Marine Corps' July 2015 combat-ready Initial Operational Capability (IOC) declaration, the U.S. Air Force attained service IOC in Aug. 2016 and the U.S. Navy will IOC in 2019.

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An F-15 fighter jet, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-22 Raptor fighter jet, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An F-22 Raptor fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, banks and flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy/Released)

F-35 Lightning II, assigned to the 6th Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and F-22 Raptors fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis AFB, Nevada, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy/Released)

A C-130J Super Hercules pilot with the 36th Airlift Squadron, verifies travel routes during a routine training mission, July 18, 2017, over the Tokyo Metropolitan area, Japan. The routine training included low level flying, simulated heavy cargo drop and night operations including the loading and unloading of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 19, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 20, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 20, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 taxies on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage/Released)

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