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PMDG Announces Global Flight Operations

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In a much anticipated session at FSExpo, PMDG Founder Robert Randazzo, unveiled details about their new project called PMDG Global Flight Operations.

PMDG Global Flight Operations

Speaking to a packed room, Randazzo unveiled their software called PMDG Global Flight Operations. Calling it a ‘live simulation of global operations’, this persistent-state software would allow users to use and share aircraft being flown on real-world routes, including sending and receiving operational messages, flight plans, airline-specific real-world departure and arrival gate assignments, and dispatching via live ACARS data and the PMDG Operations Centre (see below). The software would also allow for airplanes to maintain their panel state as left by the previous pilot (user), and would be specific to individual tail numbers and aircraft, including non-PMDG aircraft. He also mentioned the software would have future X-Plane compatibility.

 
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TFDi Releases 717 Performance Update

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After consultation with 717 users over the last several weeks, developer TFDi has released update 1.0.9.27 for their 717 product which promises some much needed performance updates. Update 1.0.9.27 brings what TFDi calls ‘remarkable improvements’ to product performance, including a new display rendering system that is both significantly clearer, faster, and less resource intensive. The developer says that they have
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Orbx Previews Kiruna and Dala Airports

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Orbx has posted some great preview shots of two upcoming airports - Dala Airport (ESSD) and Kiruna Airport (ESNQ). According to the developer, both airports will be part of an upcoming ‘airport bundle’, and they will have some unique features including snow. Rarely seen in a simulator, Orbx promises the 3D-snow will have very little performance hit, and will add
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FlythemaddogX Open Beta 1.2b264 Released

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Developer Leonardo has released another beta for their FlythemaddogX MD-82. Beta 1.2b264 adds a few minor fixes, including minor panel changes, and memory optimization which helps avoid CTD’s in low memory conditions. Earlier this year, the developer asked users if they would prefer smaller, more frequent updates to the aircraft or if they wanted to wait longer for larger updates.
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UK2000 Releases Guernsey Xtreme For FSX, P3D

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Developer UK2000 has released Guernsey Airport (EGJB) Xtreme for FS9, FSX, and P3D.

The Xtreme version of the scenery includes full detail buildings, realistic high-resolution ground textures, runway markings, and night effects. The developer also promises excellent frame rates and improved runway lighting.

Opened in 1939, Guernsey Airport started as a grass airfield with four grass runways. Today, the airport sees flights mainly to Great Britain and Europe by operators including Eurowings, Flybe, and Loganair.

The scenery can be purchased from the UK2000 website for £16.99.

 
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Imaginesim Releases Austin Bergstrom International For P3Dv4

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Developer Imaginesim has released their new version of Austin Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS) for P3Dv4. Highlighting ‘vastly improved’ performance, the result of a complete model optimization and recompile. A post on the developers Facebook page says the airport features a big improvement in performance because the procedures are optimized for P3Dv4. According to the developer, this results in a 25
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Skyline Simulations Releases Sangster International for X-Plane 11

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Skyline Productions, in partnership with LatinVFR, has released Sangster International Airport (MKJS) for X-Plane 11. Described as the first detailed Jamaican airport released for X-Plane 11, the software features detailed airport buildings, PBR materials, ground reflections, and extremely detailed resorts and hotels placed around the airport. Located less than 5 kilometres east of Montego Bay, MKJS serves as the most
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TOGA Projects Updates EnvUpdater

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TOGA Projects has released a new version of their EnvUpdater software that adds functionality and makes it easier for the user to keep all of their Env products up-to-date. Writing in a post on their Facebook page, the developer says the latest update gives the EnvUpdater tool the ability to update EnvDir, Envtex, and Envshade without any additional input from
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