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Piper Malibu Touches Down in X-Plane

Chilean developer, Carenado has released the PA46 500TP Malibu Meridian G1000 variant for X-Plane 11.

Schiphol Trials ‘TaxiBot’ Semi-Robotic Taxiing System

One of Europe’s busiest airports has used the slowdown in traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to test out a new way of getting aircraft from the gate to the runway. TaxiBot, which has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is a pilot-controlled tow vehicle that allows the aircraft’s engines to remain turned off during the taxi, consequently producing fuel savings.

Greece to lease Heron UAVs from Israel

Representatives from Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Greek Ministry of National Defence have signed an agreement to lease a number of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Greece.

Azul Announces Embraer E2 Deferral

Brazilian carrier Azul Airlines has reached an agreement with Embraer to defer the delivery of 59 E195-E2s until at least 2024. Deliveries of the next generation narrowbodies were expected to start this year and continue through to 2023.

IATA: Two Thirds of Travellers Won’t Fly with Quarantine Rules

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging governments to find alternatives to arrival quarantine measures, after a survey it conducted found that 69% of travellers would not consider flying if it involved a 14-day isolation period.

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Ultimate Airports: The Mega Hubs - Dubai

There are very few cities that warrant mega-airports in their own right...

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British Fokkers: Highland fling

Built for KLM but brought to Britain just in time as hostilities broke out...

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Ultimate Airports: Lukla

Tenzing–Hillary Airport – named in honour of the pair who first climbed Mount Everest in May 1953...

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SECRET PROJECTS: French jet hydro-fighters

Seaplane jet fighters were largely a blind alley, and France’s post-war concepts were no exception...

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Inside Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering is the Middle East’s largest commercial aircraft
maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) provider...

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