29th March 2020
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Letter from the editor – March 2020

by on 22nd March 2020 0
Dear Readers, Followers and Friends of Afterburner – the Aviation Magazine, At the very beginning I must admit that postponing our monthly editorial letter for March was a purposeful action. I truly believed the news that started to arrive at the end of February were a bit exaggerated and the situation would calm down... Read More

The 2020 air show season in question

by on 21st March 2020 0
Two months ago we´ve began to share here the first confirmed information related to the upcoming air show season 2020 in Europe. A series, that was intended to follow in March and later, bringing you the current updates from the European air show – especially those we´re planning to visit this year. Who could... Read More

Combat exercise of Russian transport aviation

by on 15th March 2020 0
In early March 2020, the crews of Russian Military Transport Aviation – MTA (Военно-транспортная авиация – ВТА) performed the live-fire combat exercise at Kushalino training ground, Tver region. At first sight, the combination of terms ´transport aviation´ and ´live-fire exercise´ could seem strange, if not even ridiculous, but a closer inspection can show a... Read More

New certificates for Ansat helicopter

by on 14th March 2020 0
At the beginning of March 2020, light multipurpose helicopter Ansat, being manufactured by Russian Helicopters company, received three new, important certificates from the Russian aviation authorities, significantly increasing the capabilities of this rotorcraft. Firstly, on 12th March 2020, the Kazan Helicopters company – a manufacturer of Ansat helicopter being a part of Russian Helicopters... Read More

The first serial Mi-38 delivered

by on 29th February 2020 0
Russian Helicopters holding has announced the delivery of the first serial produced Mi-38. The helicopter, manufactured in a high-comfort cabin variant, was financed by Gazprombank Leasing company and would be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). Official delivery ceremony was held at Kazan Helicopters manufacturing facility and was attended by the President of the... Read More

Mi-171A2 sets the speed record

by on 28th February 2020 0
During the ´Baikal Mile´ festival, a Mi-171A2 multipurpose helicopter operated by the crew from Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) set a Russian speed record at a limited distance of 1.6 kilometres, reaching the speed of 268 kph, at a minimum altitude of 20 metres. The U-UAZ crew set this record during three competition flights. Those... Read More

FARP makes its debut in Arctic

by on 28th February 2020 0
During the exercise Emerald Warrior 20-1, Special Tactics Airmen performed a simulated Forward Arming and Refuelling Point (FARP) for F-22 Raptors. For the first time ever, FARP was carried out in an extreme cold weather conditions, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Forward Arming and Refuelling Point is aimed to provide fuel and ordnance for... Read More
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