Remarks: In a few months we will be seeing this in Indian Airforce colors when the air force takes delivery of its first C-17 aircraft. The IAF has ten C-17s on order and the first aircraft to be delivered is already in the flight testing phase.
This aircraft at Aero India 2013 was supposed to be part of the flying display but it was grounded for first two days of the air show due a problem with one of its engines. It finally flew on Day 3.
The aircraft belongs to 535th Airlift Squadron assigned to the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Remarks: A true work horse of the USAF. It was at Aero India 2013 in support of the two USAF F-16s that were participating in the air show and had flown in from Japan.
This aircraft is operated by the 909th Air Refueling Squadron assigned to the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Remarks: One of the oldest aircraft in the Indian Airforce and housed at Air Force Museum in New Delhi, this vintage bird was returned to flying condition after a 14 month long restoration exercise.
The aircraft also took to the skies as part of the flying display at Aero India 2013.
Remarks: Private jet belonging to Invision Air International, based in the British Virgin Islands and operated by Invision Air Services India Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai.
The aircraft was used by Embraer to showcase the 500 Phenom 100 at Aero India 2013.
Remarks: The modernized and weaponized version of the Mi-17 : The lethal Mi-17V5.The upgrades include a weather radar, a state of the art autopilot, a winch and all weather capability in any kind of terrain.The nose of the helicopter is peculiar and resembles a Dolphin.
Remarks: The specially modified version of the Dornier Do228 for the Indian Coast Guard equipped to perform maritime surveillance.The hump below the fuselage is a 360 degree surveillance radar.Also , fitted on the aircraft is a FLIR , a high power searchlight and a Omega Navigation System.
Remarks: The Hawk Mk. 132 is the latest export variant of the Hawk specially for the Indian Airforce and was previously known as the Mk. 115Y.These aircraft are powered by the Rolls-Royce Adour Mk 871 engine.Hawks are used by the Indian Airforce in the Advanced Trainer role for fighter pilots.Seen here on static display at Aeroindia '13.