Year: 2016

Menorca Evolution

Menorca X Evolution by SimWings completes the rework of the Balearic Islands series! This popular holiday destination has been completely re-built for FSX and Prepar3D, based on current aerial images at a resolution of 50cm/pixel down to 25cm/pixel in the

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New US Routes for Air Canada

Air Canada will launch six new non-stop services to the US this spring. Daily, year-round, service will be introduced from Toronto to Memphis and San Antonio on May 1, as will a six-weekly seasonal service to Savannah, Georgia. Vancouver will

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Two-class Q400s for Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines will be the launch customer for the two-class 86-seat variant of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop. A firm order for five aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven was finalised on December 8. The deal follows a letter of intent

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Airport in the Sky Out Now

KAVX Catalina Airport, by Orbx is now available for FSX and Prepar3D. Located on Catalina island, about 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles, California, it is also known as the ‘Airport in the Sky’ due to the fact

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Green Light for Norwegian

Norwegian Air International’s (NAI’s) foreign air carrier permit has finally been approved by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), paving the way for the carrier to begin transatlantic services between Ireland and the US. Ireland-based NAI had originally applied for

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Milestone Dreamliner Delivery

In a triple celebration, Boeing has delivered the 500th 787 Dreamliner to roll off its production lines. The aircraft, F-HRBA (c/n 38769), is also the first 787-9 for Air France and the 50th example for Netherlands-based lessor AerCap.  The Air

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Aircalin Updates Fleet

New Caledonia-based carrier Aircalin has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for two A320neo and two A330-900neo aircraft. The deal, which is valued at $790m at current list prices, was finalised and signed during a ceremony held in the capital

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Barcelona Out Now

JustSim has released Barcelona El Prat for FSX and Prepar3D. Barcelona is the second largest hub in Spain behind Madrid Barajas and serves as a major base for mainline carriers including Vueling and Iberia as well as low-cost carriers Ryanair

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RealAir Simulations Closes it Doors

According to a statement from RealAir, the company has ceased trading. Its founders, Sean Moloney and Rob Young explained: “”It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of RealAir Simulations. [The company] has been in existence for 16

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Hawaiian Fleet Plans

Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines is purchasing an additional Airbus A330-200 and leasing two more A321neos.  The acquisitions will enable the carrier to phase out its remaining Boeing 767s earlier than planned, with the type due to be retired by the end

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