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Thanks to a lack of captions on the Canadian defence images website we're at a bit of a loss to explain what's going on in this picture. It's likely that its an interdiction training exercise using this de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter and the Bell 412 Griffon, but without independent verification, we're just guessing, frankly. Anyway, enjoy the pic.
Credit: Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Ahead of its delivery at the end of September, United Airlines' initial Boeing 787 has completed its first production flight. The aircraft took off from Boeing's Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Sunday 19 August. The flight tested the 787's onboard systems at high and medium altitudes. They also checked back-up and safety elements, including cabin pressurisation, avionics, navigation and communications systems.
Credit: United Airlines
Cracking paint scheme on this Lockheed Martin C-130J. It's the first aircraft from a three-unit order destined for Oman and will be delivered later this year, pictured undergoing test flights at Lockheed's Marietta facility. The camouflage brings to mind the sort of pattern you'd daub on your Airfix model of a Hawker Hurricane.
Oman currently operates a fleet of three C-130Hs purchased in the early 1980s.
Credit: Lockheed Martin
I know, it's developing into a little bit of an obsession, I guess I'm just a sucker for a retro livery. So, taken from Flightglobal's AirSpace forum, courtesy of user Flightstar, is this picture of a retro-liveried Airbus A320 operated by Air Malta.
Cracking shot from Marcel Vöse in Germany of a Boeing 767-300 operated by leisure carrier Condor in a new retro livery (if that isn't oxymoronic). Marcel writes: "On Monday 30th July this had just left the paintshop at Air Livery for a two-hour testflight back to Manchester."
The 767 carries the registration EI-CRF and was formerly operated by Alitalia.
Credit: Marcel Vöse