Spanish Air Force C-295M in LMML!

This afternoon a Spanish Air Force CASA C-295M 'T.21-09' was spotted departing LMML to Libya after a night stop. The CASA C-295 first flew in 1997 and entered service with the Spanish Air Force three years later. Spain operates a fleet of 12 CASAs with Esc. 353 of Ala 35 based at Getafe Air Base.

IAM1530 lands in Malta!

Earlier this afternoon, an Aeronautica Militare Agusta-Westland HH-139B ‘MM82013’ landed in Malta. The aircraft will stay in LMML for a number of days, whereby it will perform a series of exercise with the Armed Forces of Malta in order to learn from each other and strengthen the ties between both countries. In December, 2020 the... Continue Reading →

MMF ‘T-057’ in LMML

Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force A330-243MRTT 'T-057' seen in Malta yesterday afternoon for navigational training. The full MMF fleet will consist of nine Multi-role tanker transport aircraft able to provide strategic transport, air-to-air refueling and medical evacuation capabilities to its six participating nations (Belgium, the Czech Republic,... Continue Reading →

Royal Thai Army C-295W ‘16150’

Royal Thai Army Airbus Defence C-295W '16150' routed through Malta today whilst on transit for heavy maintenance in Sevilla. ‘16150’ was last seen transiting through Malta on delivery on the 26th of July 2016. The RTA currently operate 2x C-295W serials '16150' and '19160'. The C295W is the latest variant of the C295 military transport... Continue Reading →

French Navy Falcon 50

On Thursday 8th, another French Navy Dassault Falcon 50 Surmar '27' visited LMML for a brief stop following a maritime patrol mission in the Mediterranean Sea. The 8 Surmars in service with the Marine Nationale operate with 24 Flottile and are based at Lorient/Lann-Bihoué (LFRH).

Visit Onboard Regina Maria F222 Now Online!

On September 20th 2021, MAR had the opportunity to visit the Romanian Navy Type 22 Frigate "Regina Maria" (F 222) whilst on a short port call at the Grand Harbour, Malta. MAR would like to thank the Romanian Navy for this opportunity, Lt. Cdr. Nicoleta Burlacu, Commanding Officer Captain Adrian Gobjilă, Commander of Grupul 256... Continue Reading →

Hungarian Government ‘HA-LHU’

During the Covid-19 pandemic, it became difficult for Hungary to transfer cargo from one place to another swiftly. As a result, Hungary procured its own Airbus A330-200 F. The aircraft is not to be operated by the state itself but by Wizz Air. It was seen departing for Bucharest this afternoon from LMML following a period of 2... Continue Reading →

French Air Force E-3F at LFBO

Yesterday morning, one of our colleagues spotted a French Air Force E-3F (serial 204) at Toulouse Blagnac (LFBO) airport. The aircraft departed LFBO following a repaint (aircraft had special markings, now removed). It had previously arrived in LFBO on the 18th July from LFLX with callsign FAF9025.  Currently, the four Boeing E-3F AWACS serving with... Continue Reading →

Anatolian Eagle Report Online!

From June 21 to July 1st, the Turkish Air Force hosted the multi-national exercise Anatolian Eagle 2021 at the Third Main Jet Base, Konya, Turkey. Due to the significance of the exercise and the participants that this exercise normally attracts, MAR decided to attend the media days of Anatolian Eagle 2021 and report on this... Continue Reading →

More Tucanos for Turkmenistan

3 more Turkmenistan Air Force EMB-314E Super Tucanos stopped yesterday afternoon at Luqa whilst on delivery. Future serials are 03 BLUE - PT-ZHN (c/n 314000272), 04 BLUE - PT-ZHK (c/n 314000273), and 05 BLUE - PT-ZHO (c/n 314000274). On 14 June 2021, the trio started their delivery flight. and have flown the following route: São... Continue Reading →

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