Month: July 2016

VATSIM Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

It has been 15 years since the doors opened on the VATSIM network on July 27, 2001 when the network went live with the first controllers and pilots connecting. VATSIM Founder George Marinakis said: “Thanks to all members around the

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Calvi Available for X-Plane

Aerosoft has released Airport Calvi – Sainte Catherine for X-Plane 10. Sainte Catherine Airport (LFKC) on Corsica is embedded in a valley to the south-east of the town of Calvi. The airport has been faithfully recreated with high resolution aerial

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Hellenic Air Force P-3B Orion Upgrade Work has Begun

AN UPGRADE and modernisation programme for the Hellenic Air Force’s P-3B Orion maritime patrol aircraft has now begun. A ceremony was hosted by the Hellenic Navy, Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) and Lockheed Martin today, July 25, at HAI’s facilities in

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Royal Australian Air Force’s First PC-21 Flown

PILATUS AIRCRAFT successfully completed the maiden flight of the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) PC-21 from Stans-Buochs Airfield, Switzerland, on July 21. As previously reported in AFM, the aircraft, A54-001/HB-HWA (c/n 234), had made its first ground run on

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C Series Fuels Network Growth for airBaltic

Bombardier CS300 launch operator airBaltic will begin direct flights from Riga to Abu Dhabi as part of a network expansion facilitated by the new aircraft. The Latvian carrier will receive six of its 20 CS300s this year, with the first

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PIA Eyes SriLankan A330s

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has confirmed it is in negotiations with SriLankan Airlines concerning the wet lease of four Airbus A330-300s. The Pakistani national carrier has been looking for additional widebody jets to operate its new premier service, which is

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Bayern Munich Flying High

Lufthansa flew Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich to the US for the German team’s pre-season tour on a specially marked Airbus A340-642. The aircraft, D-AIHK (c/n 580), features the club’s crest and ten of the club’s players including goalkeeper Manuel

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Heathrow Set to Welcome SWISS C Series

Swiss International Air Lines plans to introduce its new fleet of Bombardier CS100 airliners on flights between Zurich and London Heathrow this winter. From November 16 until December 10, the launch operator will fly the Canadian-built jet into London on

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Hawk T1/A Out Now

The BAE Systems Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer from Just Flight is now available for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D. Following on from their Canberra PR9, L-1011 Tristar professional, and the Tornado GR1, this simulation of the BAe Hawk T1

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American Defers A350s

American Airlines has reached an agreement with Airbus to defer the delivery of the A350 XWBs it has on order. The oneworld carrier said that it had revised its timetable with the European manufacturer on July 18, which will see

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