Month: June 2016

Israeli Air Force’s First F-35I Adir Unveiled at Fort Worth

A CEREMONY was held today, June 22, at Lockheed Martin’s Plant 4 facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to roll out the first Israeli Air Force F-35A Lightning II, which is locally designated the F-35I and named the Adir, Hebrew for

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Relive the glory days of the 1970s

FlyJSim has released version 2 of the 727 Series for X-Plane 10. This is a significant update of the original 727 Series by FlyJSim and a full study simulation of the three variants; the short -100 airliner short version; the

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Spanish Air Force’s First A400M Rolls Out of Paint Shop

AIRBUS DEFENCE and Space announced today that it has completed the first Ejército del Aire (EdA – Spanish Air Force) A400M. The aircraft, T.23-01 ’31-21’ (c/n 044), was rolled out of the paint shop at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain, yesterday,

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Five More MD530F Cayuse Warriors Delivered to Afghan Air Force

AN ADDITIONAL five MD530F Cayuse Warriors have been delivered to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). The helicopters arrived at Kabul-Hamid Karzai International Airport on board a US Air Force C-17A Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California, on June

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Citation Longitude Powered On

Cessna Aircraft Company has powered the electrical distribution system on its new Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet.  The milestone occurred three weeks after the company successfully mated the wing and fuselage of the first airframe. “We continue to meet our

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Viking Acquires Bombardier’s Amphibious Aircraft Programme

A deal has been struck for Viking Air to acquire Bombardier’s Amphibious Aircraft programme.  The agreement covers the acquisition of the Type Certificates for the CL-215, the CL-215T and the Bombardier 415 as well as after-market services. The completion of

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Bombardier Nets Another Sale

Montreal-based manufacturer Bombardier has agreed a deal to sell 10 CRJ900 jets to an undisclosed customer.  Based on list prices, the firm order is valued at $472m. Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said: “The modern and fuel efficient CRJ900

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EASA and FAA Validation for CS100

Bombardier’s CS100 airliner has been awarded European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Validation following a comprehensive testing program.  The EASA and FAA awards follow Transport Canada’s Type Certification last December. Validation from EASA enables Bombardier

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Island Hopping in Scotland

Scotflight has released Volume 4, designed to be used in conjunction with Orbx EU Scotland. The latest volume, titled Island Hopping, consists of 11 airfields and four helipads on islands scattered around the Scottish coastline, from Gigha in the south

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Land of the Pyramids

Following the success of Sharm el-Sheikh, FSDG has released its second airport for Egypt – Marsa Alam X. The package is an accurate rendition of Marsa Alam Airport and the surrounding area, based on high-resolution aerial photographs. It features realistic

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