Month: June 2016

‘Fanhansa’ Returns for Euro 2016

Names of hundreds of football fans have been applied to Lufthansa Boeing 737-330 D-ABEK (c/n 25414) in support of the German national team’s bid for glory at this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France. Coach Joachim Löw and his 22-man

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Irkut MC-21 Makes its Debut

Irkut Corporation has publically unveiled the prototype MC-21-300, an aircraft it hopes will capture a slice of the surging single-aisle market.  The new jet, 21001 (c/n 001), was towed into a flight test hangar at the Russian manufacturer’s Irkutsk Aviation

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More Success for Bombardier

Calgary-based WestJet Encore has signed a $293 million deal for nine additional Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops.  The transaction is a conversion of options booked by the airline’s parent company WestJet and will increase the regional subsidiary’s fleet to 45 Q400s. Ferio

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MD 530F Takes Off at SimMarket

The Milviz MD530F, for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D, is now available on SimMarket. The MD 530F comes with 18 liveries, detailed graphics, night lighting, fluid gauges along with highly-accurate systems, realistic avionics and accurate flight dynamics. The package

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FTX: Central Updated

ORBX has released a new version of FTX: Central, enabling all regions to work seamlessly without the need to use hybrid mode. The new version includes a unified lclookup.bgl and supporting core files that will remove the need to switch

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ANA Invests in Vietnam

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has finalised a deal to purchase an 8.8% stake in Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.  The deal, valued at VND2.43 trillion ($109 million), follows an MoU announced on the London stock exchange on January 12 (see

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Third Runway a Step Closer

The project to construct a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport has moved a step closer following governmental approval of the Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan.  Authorisation has also given for the start of the land reclamation, a

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Prepar3D Updated

Lockheed Martin has updated Prepar3D to version v3.3. The new patch includes several of fixes and new features along with platform, rendering, SimDirector, SDK, SimConnect, and multiplayer updates. Main Updates Fixed bug that prevented ground vehicles from updating their door

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Swiss Bliss

Perfect Flight has released an FSX mission pack for a Swissair Airbus A321. The pack comes with a full timetable, covering 45 flights to all Swissair destinations operated by the A321. Other features include full flight plans, timed step by

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Edinburgh Opens Consultation

Edinburgh Airport has launched a public consultation over proposed flightpath changes.  The two-stage Airspace Change Programme was initially launched on June 6 and will run for 14 weeks.  This will influence the design and development of potential routings that will

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