Two Libyan government Global 5000s were seized at Luqa by the Maltese authorities around 1 July 2015. This machine can be seen wearing titles of EACS, an agency apparently associated with the government in Tobruk. It seems that the rival government in Tripoli claimed that the aircraft still legally belonged to the United Aviation Company (UAC). They were still sitting here in 2018.
Despite having a 32 per cent share in the NH-90, AgustaWestland (perhaps more accurately, Agusta) have developed their own medium lift helicopter. Dubbed Italian Hawk at the Malta airshow, the military AW149 variant had yet to find a customer.
The British military aircraft designation system, in which an aircraft type name takes the first place, is sound, but was it really necessary to rename the humble King Air the Avenger? The aeroplane herself is unconvinced and still calls herself a King Air below the cockpit window. Departure day, Malta airshow 2015.