Month: May 2016

MAEL Adds A380 to Portfolio

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has received regulatory approval to add the Airbus A380 to its line maintenance capabilities.  The four-engine super jumbo has been added to the company’s European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UAE’s General Civil Aviation

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Second MRJ Flies

Six months after the prototype Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) first flew on November 11, the second flight test (FTA-2) aircraft has taken to the sky.  On May 31, JA22MJ (c/n 10002), took off from Nagoya Airport and headed to airspace

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Cathay Joins the A350 Club

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to take delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB.  Its first aircraft, B-LRA (c/n 029), will be operated under a long-term lease agreement from the Dutch lessor AerCap.  The jet, featuring the carrier’s

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LEAP Certification for A320neo

The Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines has been granted its type certification by EASA and the FAA.  The announcement was made earlier today (May 31) during the European manufacturer’s two-day Innovation event being held this year in

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Active Sky Next Update

Active Sky Next Service Pack 5 is now available for open beta testing. SP5 includes numerous adjustments and fixes for a better experience in all sim platforms including FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D. ASN Service Pack 5 includes the

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Introducing the Adriatic Jewel

Orbx has revealed screenshots for Dubrovnik (LDDU), the first major mainland Eastern European Orbx airport for FTX Global. The project is a collaboration project between Rasha Tucakov and Misha Cajic and will feature LDDU airport with an extensive detailed surrounding

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DTG Flight School Update 2 Released

Dovetail Games has released the second update for Flight School. The new update removes frame rate (FPS) cap for low and medium graphics settings. Previously this was controlled by the graphics slider in the settings menu. The graphics slider needs

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F-16 Simulator Takes Flight in Yorkshire

US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fixed base Simulator has opened near Wakefield in Yorkshire. The simulator is based on the Lockheed Martin General Dynamics F16 Block 52 construction and consists of a fixed base, fully enclosed cockpit with a

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Air Hauler 2 Update

Just Flight has announced that Air Hauler 2 will initially be released as an early access version. The early access version will be available at a reduced price (£19.99) for existing owners of the original Air Hauler add-on who wish

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Thrustmaster Unveils New Rudder Pedals

The TFRP Rudder Pedals feature a new S.M.A.R.T technology, which consists of four rails made from industrial-grade anodized aluminium with a long range of travel, which according to Thrustmaster provides ‘smooth and accurate steering’. The unit is fitted with 10in

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