Month: February 2017

bmi regional Launches from Birmingham

bmi regional has opened its new base at Birmingham with the launch of flights to Graz, Austria. Flight BM1401 operated for the first time on February 27.  The service is designed to tap into the strong automotive ties between the

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500 and Counting for Engine Alliance

Engine Alliance is celebrating its 500th engine on wing.  The manufacturer, a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney, reached the milestone on February 28 when Dubai-based carrier Emirates took delivery of its 90th GP7200-powered Airbus A380.

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Ryanair Adds Frankfurt-UK Connections

Ryanair has unveiled plans to add direct services from its Frankfurt Airport base to Manchester and London/Stansted.  The Irish low-cost carrier’s new German hub, which is due to go online imminently, will initially be linked to four Iberian destinations (Alicante,

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Berlin-Tegel Now Available

Aerosoft has released Airport Berlin-Tegel “Otto Lilienthal” for X-Plane. The package is compatible with X-Plane 10/11 and offers a very accurate and realistic recreation of the airport with detailed models and textures. Optimized to guarantee detailed graphics and performance, the

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First Growlers arrive in Australia

Two EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) arrived at Avalon, near Melbourne, today, to make the type’s public debut in Australia. The two aircraft arrived to take part in the Australian International Airshow that

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New Typhoon Takes Flight

Aeroplane Heaven has released the Hawker Typhoon Mk1B for FSX and Prepar3D. The package brings you the Mk 1B variant with bubble canopy in six HD paint schemes.  The model features selectable rockets, bombs and long-range tanks, gun firing and

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A350 Debut for Air Caraïbes

French Caribbean carrier Air Caraïbes has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB.  The jet, F-HHAV (c/n 082) – acquired on lease from AerCap – was handed over to the Les Abymes, Guadeloupe-based airline on February 28 during a

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New lease of life for Storm Shadow and SCALP

The defence ministries of the United Kingdom and France have unveiled plans for a mid-life refurbishment of Storm Shadow and SCALP EG conventional cruise missiles. The missile – which first saw combat with the Royal Air Force in Operation Telic

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Innsbruck Sneak Preview

Orbx developer, Jarrad Marshall, has revealed preview screenshots of the upcoming project , Innsbruck Airport (LOWI). He said the package will provide exhaustive coverage of the area (the largest PR area of any ORBX airport to date), many helicopter landing

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Constant Phoenix called in for Europe mission

US Air Force WC-135C 62-3582 Constant Phoenix was photographed heading out from RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk at 11.50hrs today. The secretive aircraft is equipped with ‘sniffing’ equipment to detect and identify debris from nuclear weapons detonations. The WC-135 arrived at 23.00hrs

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