Month: December 2016

Air Tanzania to Get C Series

Dar es Salaam-based Air Tanzania will add two Bombardier CS300 airliners to its fleet after the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) signed a firm purchase agreement with the manufacturer. Also included in the deal is a Q400 turboprop. The three

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Faro Out Now

TropicalSim has release Faro (LPFR) for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D. Since it opened in 1965, Faro Airport (LPFR) in Portugal has undergone significant upgrades, including an extended runway and an upgraded terminal.  It has become a popular tourist destination, handling

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Airborne! Airbus A350-1000 Takes Flight

European aerospace giant Airbus is celebrating the second of two major landmarks in as many months after the A350-1000 successfully completed its maiden flight.  Thunderstorms and torrential rain did little to dampen the occasion, which came just weeks after the

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TransAsia Airways Ceases Operations

Taiwan’s third largest carrier TransAsia Airways has stopped flying and the company is being wound down.  The move, which has taken aviation authorities and even some of its own employees by surprise, comes after the struggling airline announced its board

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Commission Rules on Klagenfurt

The European Commission has ordered three airlines to repay millions of euros in state aid after ruling their deals with Klagenfurt Airport were anticompetitive.  An investigation by the regulator found that service and marketing agreements put in place by the

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More New Destinations for Qatar Airways

Doha-based Qatar Airways has added eight more new destinations to its network for 2017-18. The oneworld carrier will link Doha with Canberra, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Las Vegas, US; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Medan and Kualanamu in Indonesia; and

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Air Arabia Converts A320 Options

Low-cost carrier Air Arabia has converted five options for Airbus A320s into firm orders.  Delivery of the additional jets, which have a book value of $485m, will begin in the second quarter of 2017. “Air Arabia’s fleet innovation sits at

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Boeing 747-8 Upgraded

The X-Plane Boeing 747-8 Inter Advanced and 747-8 Freighter for X-Plane have been updated to version 1.5.  This also applies to the Boeing 747-8 Series bundle. Features includes new cockpit textures as well as improvements to the cockpit and exterior

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Loganair Flies Solo

Scottish carrier Loganair will operate flights in its own right for the first time in almost 25 years.  The Glasgow-based airline will adopt a new tartan-themed livery from September 1 to coincide with the conclusion of its ten-year franchise agreement

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