Month: October 2016

More ATRs for Binter

Spanish carrier Binter has concluded a deal to buy a further six ATR 72-600 turboprops.  The agreement increases the Gran Canaria-based airline’s outstanding commitments for the type to 18. The incoming aircraft will join Binter’s existing fleet of four ATR 72-600s,

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Turkish Delays Deliveries

TURKISH AIRLINES has deferred deliveries of a host of narrowbody aircraft as it moves to counter a downturn in domestic air traffic.  Announcing the action in a disclosure to the Borsa İstanbul Stock Exchange on October 7, the carrier revealed

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Second ex-USMC C-130T Hercules Delivered to Philippine Air Force

NEWLY ACQUIRED Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130T Hercules 5040 (c/n 5040, ex USMC/163022) completed its delivery flight on October 9, when it landed safely at Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base, Cebu, in the Philippines. It had left Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Delhi Arrives in Prepar3D

Imagine Simulation has relesed New Delhi (VIDP) for Prepar3D. Indira Gandhi International Airport has become an important hub for India and South Asia.  Since the new Terminal 3 was opened, capacity has increased to more than 48 million passengers in

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Mega Airport London Heathrow Xtended

If you do any inter-continental travelling, you’re sure to have routed through Heathrow (EGLL) at some point. Although London has five airports in and around the city, Heathrow handles more traffic than all the others put together. With more than

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Aero Commander for X-Plane

The Aero Commander 500S by Nimbus Simulations is out now. The light-twin piston-engine turboprop was originally built by the Aero Design and Engineering Company in the late 1940s. The aircraft manufacturer was renamed the Aero Commander in 1950 and became

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Aircraft Carrier Kuznetsov Transits English Channel En Route Syria

RUSSIAN NAVY aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov (063) transited southwards through the English Channel on October 21, along with a Task Group of seven other Russian naval vessels en route to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, where its aircraft will participate in

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Third Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Completes Delivery Flight

A THIRD C-27J Spartan has entered Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) service. The aircraft, A34-003 (c/n 4182, USAF/12-27050), arrived at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales, on October 18 at the end of its ferry flight from prime contractor L-3

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Commercial Work for St Louis

Boeing has opened its new $300 million enhanced composite production centre at St Louis, Missouri. The 424,000sq ft (39,391m²) facility, which will be located at one of the company’s major defence manufacturing sites, will initially be engaged in building composite

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Expanding the H175’s Mission

Airbus Helicopters has started the flight test campaign of the H175 in its public service configuration.  This new variant expands the aircraft’s capabilities to include search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting and border security operations. The first

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