I received an invitation from Brett Schnepf, Microsoft FS-X Community Development Team Lead, to visit ACES Studios in Redmond, Washington and discuss the upcoming release of FS-X and how the simming community can interact and be supported by Microsoft with future endeavours of the flight simming world.
The discussions were spread over 2 days with interaction between Microsoft’s development team, online simulation media reps, like AVSIM, and select journalists. We had the opportunity to see, hear and touch this latest version of Flight Sim.
Read my complete report on the upcoming release of FS-X and Microsoft's outlook on the future of simming.
Boeing's Little Bird has achieved a major milestone in its development by flying unmanned for the first time. The payload for the first unmanned flight weighed 740 pounds, but could have carried an additional 550 pounds of payload.
PARIS, July 9 (RIA Novosti) - European aircraft-maker Airbus will stop the production of A-310 airliners, one of which crashed in Siberia Sunday with the loss of more than 100 people, from July 2007, the Airbus press office said.
The A-310-300 is a two-engine large-fuselage airliner seating 220 passengers. The first aircraft of this type were put into operation in December 1985, the Airbus press office said.
A total of 229 A-310 aircraft were operated by 39 air companies throughout the world at the end of June 2006, the press office said.
The airbus on the Moscow-Irkutsk flight crashed in the early hours of July 9 during landing in the airport of Irkutsk in East Siberia.
According to the local airline, there were 192 passengers and eight crewmembers on board.
Airbus said it would remove A-310 airliners from production due to the development of more modern aircraft models.