The RNZAF C-130H(NZ) is currently operating in Europe as part of New Zealand's efforts to join international military forces to supply aid to war-torn Ukraine.
Earlier this afternoon a Eurocopter AS-565SA Panther '511' belonging to the French Navy performed two flybys at LMML.
An Airbus Casa C-295W on delivery to the Philippines Air Force sporting military serial '204' landed at LMML this afternoon for a night stop following its ferry flight from Seville (LEZL). This is the first airframe for the Philippines Air Force sporting performance-improving winglets, a feature that has become standard among the newly produced C-295s... Continue Reading →
MAR is extremely proud to showcase its second publication in issue 77 of the 'The Aviation Magazine', highlighting a brief one day visit to Sigonella air base, Sicily. In this article, one may find a brief history regarding Sigonella, the 41° Stormo and 61° Gruppo and the work they carry out on a daily basis.... Continue Reading →
A highly modified Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 ‘ZZ416’ belonging to the Royal Air Force (RAF) landed in Malta this afternoon for a tech stop on its way back to RAF Akrotiri while conducting a navigational training flight. In the RAF, the aircraft is better known as the Shadow R1, due to the highly sophisticated... Continue Reading →
A Beechcraft King Air 350 belonging to the Algerian Air Force visited LMML on the 16th February for a brief tech stop. It picked up a number of passengers and departed an hour later for Egypt. It returned later on in the evening for a brief gas and go and returned back to Algeria. The same... Continue Reading →
Yesterday evening, a French Navy Dassault Rafale 'M' (serial 41) diverted to LMML while conducting a routine aerial refuelling training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea to the East of Malta. The aircraft is currently embarked on the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle that recently left its home port in Toulon on deployment for... Continue Reading →
Earlier this week, a highly modified Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 'ZZ417' belonging to the Royal Air Force (RAF) landed in Malta for a tech stop on its way back to RAF Waddington while conducting a navigational training flight. In the RAF, the aircraft is better known as the Shadow R1, due to the highly... Continue Reading →
Yesterday afternoon, an A330-243MRTT with serial 'T-058' belonging to the Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force performed a short stop in Malta during a navigational training flight. It is the third airframe to visit LMML following 'T-055' and 'T-057'. Ultimately, the MMF fleet will consist of nine Multi-role... Continue Reading →
Yesterday morning, a Qatar Amiri Flight Airbus A320-214(CJ) Prestige 'A7-HSJ' landed in Malta following a flight from Doha, Qatar. The Qatar Amiri Flight is a private VVIP airline and operates exclusively for the Royal Family and high ranked government staff of the State of Qatar. Currently, the Qatar Amiri Flight fleet boasts a total of... Continue Reading →
Our final report from Cyprus is now online! On the 8th of November 2021, we kicked off our tour of Cyprus with a visit to the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and the Argentinian Air Force Flight Unit located at the abandoned Nicosia Airport within the Buffer Zone. One might wonder, what... Continue Reading →
Yesterday afternoon, the sole Cessna 560XL Citation Excel belonging to the Swiss Air Force visited LMML for a night stop. This airframe previously used to belong to a civilian operator with registration 'HB-VAA'. In January 2005, the aircraft was given its military designation of 'T-784'. It has a range of around 3000 km with a... Continue Reading →
Earlier this afternoon, two Israeli Air Force Gulfstream Aerospace G-V Gulfstream V Shavit aircraft, serials '684' and '676' visited LMML to conduct two touch and go's and two missed approaches respectively. The Gulfstream V 'Nachshon Shavit' is used as an airborne Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) platform. It type was ordered in November 2001. and delivered by... Continue Reading →
Last October, MAR was invited to spend 3 days at Skopje Petrovec Airbase, home to the entire fleet of North Macedonia's Air Force consisting of Mi-8s, Mi-17s, Mi-24s, Zlin 242s, and the Bell 206 Jet Ranger III. One can find a detailed report about the Air Force and all our activities on base here, which... Continue Reading →