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Phoenix Virtual Airways Adds Real World Schedules For All Airlines Worldwide

NEW YORK, New York – In the largest scheduling update so far in their nearly three year history, Phoenix Virtual Airways has added all regularly scheduled flights from the Summer 2012 season. PVA now operates the largest and most complete virtual airline schedule available with daily flights representing 720 airlines worldwide. Pilots of PVA can fly 2,350 aircraft to 3,550 destinations, many matching what can be found on popular flight tracking websites like Flightaware.com.

“This was a huge update and a great effort from all of our staff,” stated CEO Michael Moro. “Our goal has always been to offer a simulation of all airlines in the world, and with these changes we have met that goal. Now our goal will be to keep the schedules updated on a seasonal basis.”

“The first challenge was sourcing the data; then we had to make that data work within our system,” remarked Dustin Abell, Executive Vice President Operations. “There were a number of changes that had to be made such as coming up with a way for the same flight number to be used on multiple legs–something the base PVA system didn’t support.”

Some notable new aircraft include a C-130 cargo fleet, DHC-2 Beaver, DHC-3 Otter, DHC-4 Caribou, Cessna Citation Jets, Boeing 787, Ilyushin IL-76, many flights in Beech, Piper and Cessna light aircraft, and more. Alaskan bush flying is also available now as many little strips and seaplane bases have been added for the DHC aircraft. All of this is in addition to the standard fleet of Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft.

PVA pilots can transfer up to 150 hours of previous flight experience to start at the level of Captain. This level allows a pilot to fly all of the light aircraft up to narrow body aircraft like the Boeing 737, MD-80 series and Airbus A320. Additional aircraft become available as the pilot acquires more flight time with eleven total ranks currently available to give a sense of accomplishment. In addition to the aircraft and ranks, PVA maintains regular contests and events as well as a vibrant forum community.

Phoenix Virtual Airways provides virtual flight crew services to over 700 airlines serving over 3,500 destinations worldwide. Built using a custom Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) and phpVMS, Phoenix Virtual Airways is a leader in virtual airline automation and realism. Flight Simulator pilots using either FS9 or FSX are encouraged to become part of their community of fun loving, dedicated, flight simulator fans.

Find out more by visiting the PVA website at http://www.phoenixva.org.

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