Month: August 2016

Record-Breaking Birmingham

Birmingham Airport is in a celebratory mood after recording its busiest ever year.  The Midlands facility welcomed 11 million passengers over the 12 months up to August, just a year after passing the ten million milestone. Commenting on the landmark,

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ECA Returns to the Air

Croatian carrier European Coastal Airlines (ECA) has resumed operations after briefly suspending services.  The Split-based airline was forced to ground its fleet of de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters seaplanes on August 13 after the Croatian Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA)

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French Mirage 2000s Deploy to Lithuania for Baltic Air Policing

FOUR ARMÉE de l’Air (French Air Force) Mirage 2000-5Fs have been deployed to Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, to take up leadership of the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission. All are from Escadron de Chasse 1.2 ‘Cigognes’ at Base Aérienne 116

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Thai Joins the A350 Club

Thai Airways International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, making it the eighth operator of the type.  The jet, which is leased from CIT, is registered HS-THB (c/n 044) and has been named Wichian Buri.  It is the

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First NEO for LATAM

Airbus has handed over LATAM Airlines Group’s first A320neo.  The carrier is the first in the Americas to operate the latest generation jet, which is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100-JM engines. Executives from LATAM and Airbus attended

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Kirby Switches from American to United

Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines.  This is a newly created role at the airline and will see Kirby assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.  His appointment is effective immediately

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UT2 Summer-Fall 2016 Schedule Out Now

Flight One Software has released new 2016 schedule data for Ultimate Traffic 2. This latest update brings over 660,000 scheduled flights, using 1000’s of different airports from around the world, incorporating over flight 250,000 flight routes. Flight1’s Ultimate Traffic 2

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DA42 Arrives in Flight School

The Diamond DA42 is now available for everyone who owns Flight School. This PBR modelled aircraft features two liveries, a stunning glass cockpit complete with a G1000 avionics suite, lighting effects, and various animations. The package also includes realistic audio

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PC-24 Takes Off

The Iris – Aviator Series – Pilatus PC-24 SVJ for FSX and Prepar3D is now available. The twin-engine PC-24 business jet is a short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft, being designed to operate from short and rough air strips, it

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FSLabs A320-X Released

The A320-X from FSLabs is now publicly available. The aircraft comes with an entirely custom animated external model, a complete 2D panel set and a fully interactive 3D virtual cockpit. Additional features include a Flight Management and Guidance System (FMGS)

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