Month: July 2016

Schweizer Arrives in X-Plane

The Schweizer S300CBi by Dreamfoil Creations has landed in X-Plane 10. The package comes with a detailed interior and exterior model, custom commands for all switches and more than 64 custom sounds, including a headphone simulation. Effects include a realistic

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Dovetail Games Signs Deal with Boeing

Officially licensed content coming soon to Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Dovetail Games has announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Boeing to bring officially licensed add-ons to FSX: Steam Edition. Paul Jackson, CEO of Dovetail Games

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Eurofighter E-Scan Radar Flight Trials Begin

EUROFIGHTER ANNOUNCED at Farnborough on July 13 that flight trials of the E-Scan radar (Captor-E) have begun following the successful completion of ground tests using a UK Eurofighter Typhoon test aircraft, clearing the path towards full integration of the radar. 

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FARNBOROUGH 2016: Armed S-70i Black Hawk on Show

LOCKHEED MARTIN displayed an armed version of the Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk at Farnborough last week in an effort to interest potential customers and showcase the variety of weapons that can be integrated into the helicopter.  This was the first

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Air New Zealand Goes to Hollywood

Renowned for their entertaining and engaging safety videos, Air New Zealand (ANZ) has teamed up with Hollywood actress Anna Faris and New Zealand actor and comedic legend Rhys Darby for the carrier’s latest creation, Safety in Hollywood. Shot at Warner

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Qatar Executive Takes up G650ER Options

Business aviation provider Qatar Executive will become the largest dedicated Gulfstream G650 operator in the world after confirming it has converted three G650ER options into firm orders. The options were included in the 30-aircraft agreement signed in May last year and

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Inspection by Drone

Airbus has demonstrated how it is using the latest drone technology to help carry out visual aircraft inspections. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), showcased on the A350 and A380 at last week’s Farnborough Airshow, is equipped with a high definition

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LHT Delivers VIP Connectivity

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has completed the installation of a high speed connectivity system onto a VIP Airbus A340 for the first time.  The German MRO equipped the jet with Ka-band satellite communication technology after becoming the first company in Europe

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ANA Announces New Star Wars Themed Jet

ANA has revealed plans to paint one of its Boeing 777-200s as C-3PO as part of the company’s Star Wars project. Fans of the film franchise were the first to see the new C-3PO jet design after it was unveiled

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Norwegian Set for US Charters

Norwegian will enter the US leisure market after signing its first charter contracts.  The deals, with Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations, are valued at a combined £10m and will see the Oslo-based carrier base three Boeing 737-800s in Milwaukee and

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