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Aerosoft Brief A330 Professional Update Statement, “Very Interested in Microsoft Flight Simulator”

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Mathijs Kok has shared a small statement on the current development status of their long-awaited A330 Professional. In the forums, Mathijs spoke about some of the things going well with development as well as one of the biggest show stoppers right now. He also commented a little on their stance on Microsoft’s upcoming sim, Flight Simulator 2020.

“Things are going well,” Mathijs opened his forum post with. According to him, the team are mostly working on enhancing the systems for the EFB, which will handle the manuals, flows, checlists and also Navigprah and NavDatapro charts. He said that this work has been “time consuming, but [is] all doable.” They have seen few minor issues with the co-pilot working with GSX level 2, but they believe these issues can be solved soon.

Whilst that does paint some good news, it was then met with a bit of information on what is currently being regarded as a “show stopper.” As announced before, the Aerosoft A330 will make sure of TFDi Design’s RealLight to enhance the night lighting in the cockpit. However, it doesn’t yet work with Prepar3D V4.5 when PBR is used in the optimal way. As mentioned before, the team want to make sure that PBR is implemented throughout the aircraft and not just a simple layer over the existing model. It is said that this will make for better performance for the end-user. Aerosoft are hoping that both TFDi Design and Lockheed Martin are able to resolve this issue soon. However, he did say that in a few weeks, we will see some images showing off the difference with the new PBR applied.

Finally, Mathijs spoke about different simulators the aircraft could come to. Right now there are no plans for an X-Plane version. However, he did say that “when the software allows it [we] are very interested in a version for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.” This isn’t the first time he has alluded to being open about bringing the A330 to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. When we spoke to Mathijs, he said that “as you know we work on every flight sim platform, FS2004, FSX, XP11, AFS2 and soon World Of Aircraft, so it would make no sense if we would avoid a massive new platform.” Right now, the only confirmed platform for the A330 Professional is Prepar3D V4.

Based on Microsoft’s current developer roadmap for FS2020, we may see further information regarding third party support next week.

Head to the Aerosoft forum preview to check out the whole thread. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any further information.

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FS2Crew Releases FSLabs Airbus Edition Update V1.1

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After a series of open beta tests, the FS2Crew team has released their FSLabs Airbus Edition update, which brings it to version 1.1. The new update is fairly significant with new voice commands, new user configurations and much more. Some of the previously mentioned new features include a re-recording of the German voice set from community member BlackBox, along with
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Chris Bell Announces Black Marble Extended Lights Pack

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Developer Chris Bell has announced a new product to his line of night lighting series is now available to pre-order. Extended Lights Pack is an extension to the existing product line and will deliver night lighting over any photoreal ground texture set applied in the simulator. Furthermore, the product also promised to eliminate the popping effect in the simulator with night lighting appearing naturally
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FSDreamteam Detail KORD v2 Upgrade Pricing

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FSDreamteam took to their forums to detail the planned upgrade pricing for users who previously purchased the original O'Hare 11 years ago. Users who have previously owned the 2008 edition of O'Hare will be able to get a discounted version of FSDreamteam's upcoming KORD v2. The discount amount wasn't specified in the forum post, but users will be able to
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Orbx Announces LYBE Belgrade Airport for Prepar3D V4

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Orbx's Misha Cajic took to the forums today to announce a brand new airport for Prepar3D V4.  LYBE Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport in Serbia will be one of the next Orbx products to hit the market. Developed by both Misha and Rasha Tucakov, this is a highly personal project with lots of features and attention to detail. The airport
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PKSim Bogotá (El Dorado International Airport) Releases September 2019

Scenery developer PKSim has shared a brand new preview trailer of their upcoming Bogota Airport scenery. El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, sees huge operations from multiple airlines including Satena, LATAM Colombia and much more.

The new trailer from PKSim show off the detailed ground textures, high-resolution 3D modelling of the terminal buildings and surrounding areas and much more. The 50-second trailer then ends with confirmation that a release is expected in September 2019.

Over the past few weeks, PKSim has been sharing a range of previews from the airport, which you can check out here. As always, you can keep track of progress via their Facebook page and also YouTube channel.

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Big Status Update from Majestic Software

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It's been quiet from the Majestic Software team for some time, causing many to wonder how things are going with the planned Q400 TRAINING Edition, as well as the Q300 they are working on. Majestic has taken to Facebook with a big status update regarding all the ongoing projects. Q400 The Majestic team reiterated that the development of this version
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Carenado Releases S330

Carenado has released their Short 330. The release goes accompanied by a trailer that beautifully shows of the exterior, as well as the interior, of this aircraft. The Short 330 was a small, cheap and versatile aircraft produced by the Short Brothers. It came in two passenger versions, a military version and a cargo version. It is not clear if
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Flysimware Learjet 35A Updated to 4.2

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Flysimware has released an update for their Learjet 35A. This was announced by the team over on their Facebook page. The update comes with a long list of new features, fixes, and changes. The most outstanding new features of this update are the inclusion of PBR textures, as well as the addition of dynamic lighting (P3D v4.4 and up). The
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IronSim Vadso Airport Released

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Newcomer to the add-on market, developer IronSim has released their first scenery: Vadso Airport (ENVD). This airport serves the city of Vadsø, located in Northern Norway. Though the airport itself is quite small, and is only served by one operator (Widerøe), it still has a relatively large number of destinations. Most of these are also located in Northern Norway. The
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