Today, 4 November 2021 marks the ATR's 40-year anniversary, celebrating the milestones achieved in the regional aviation sector by the company over the past four decades. ATR is exploiting this milestone to look to the future, as it continues to incorporate innovative and sustainable technologies into its aircraft. On this day in 1981, ATR’s founding... Continue Reading →
In addition to the Dash 8 belonging to the French Civil Security, last Friday afternoon one of our team members spotted a French Air Force A400M "F-RBAA" (0007) at Toulouse Francazal Airport (LFBF). This aircraft was performing low-level training at a nearby training range, North West of the airfield with callsign "CARVEX48". The French Air... Continue Reading →
Last Friday afternoon, a French Securite Civile Dash 8-Q400MR with registration "F-ZBMC" arrived in Toulouse Blagnac Airport as "MILAN73". The aircraft arrived from Nimes Airport (LFTW) and departed after a few minutes to its home base Marseille Airport (LFML). The designation "MR" means Multi-Role since they combine the possibility of transporting passengers, freight and that of fire... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
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 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 →
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).
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 →
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 →