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PMDG Announces Date For NGXu Expansion and Global Operations Rollout

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In a lengthy announcement on their forum, developer PMDG has announced the date for the first expansion pack for their recently released 737NGXu.

This new expansion pack will add both the 737-600 and -700 to the base NGXu package, along with a variety of free liveries via the PMDG Operations Centre 2.0.

The post also stated that PMDG’s Global Operations Centre 2.0 (OC2.0) will see a global rollout on Wednesday (January 29th). Anyone who has purchased the PMDG NGXu product already has OC2.0, but all other users (who have not purchased the NGXu) will see the update come via the normal Operations Centre 1.0 update process.

An important part of this global roll out involves all users uninstalling all existing liveries that have been installed via Operations Centre 1.0. This is due to a new file naming convention that is used in OC2.0 and leaving existing liveries could result in them not being recognized once users update to OC2.0. It’s important to note that, should users not complete the uninstall and reinstall process, the liveries will still display properly on the plane. However, they may not be recognized in OC2.0.

Mr. Randazzo also touched on the fact that PMDG is committed to bringing far more frequent updates to users, working towards all products being on a ‘continual improvement program’, especially as the developer begins releasing products for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

As well, Mr. Randazzo hinted updates for the 747 and 777 product lines that should be available in the coming weeks.

Read the full post here.

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Pacific Islands Simulation Announces Salt Lake City Overhaul, Plus 2 Others US Airports

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Scenery developers Pacific Islands Simulation has announced their intentions to overhaul Salt Lake City. The airport in the US was released originally in 2017 (review), but in the real world has since seen a range of changes. This includes some of the major construction that has taken place, along with updates on the new taxiways. No time frame was given on
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Flight Sim Development Group Casablanca “Coming Soon”

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Flight Sim Development Group (FSDG) has announced on Facebook that their upcoming Casablanca Airport will be "coming soon." The news was shared on Facebook alongside some new previews of the airport in what appears to be the later stages of development. Mohammed V International Airport, in Casablanca, Morocco is home to a large number of airlines with the biggest being Royal Air
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Rim and Co Releases Tallahassee KTLH for X-Plane

Scenery developer Rim and Co has released their rendition of Tallahassee airport (KTLH) for X-Plane. Tallahassee International is located just a few miles away from Tallahassee, the Florida state capital. The airport itself handles just over 800,000 passengers throughout the year by airlines such as American, Delta and Silver Airways. Although technically an international airport, all scheduled departures from the
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Overtorque Studios Announce YMMB Moorabbin for X-Plane

Over on the forum, a new group of developers named Overtorque Studios has announced their first freeware airport scenery, YMMB Moorabbin for X-Plane.  Moorabbin is a large General Aviation airport to the southeast of Melbourne. The airport has around 250,000 aircraft movements a year which makes the airport the second busiest throughout the whole of Australia. The airport is
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[Update: Released] JustSim Rhodes Receiving New Update

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[Update 25-Jan-2020 @ 12:25z]

It appears the upgrade has been released via simMarket. You can get the update from simMarket now. As with other JustSim products, the update does come at a price. For previous owners, you can upgrade for €5.00. If you don’t own the scenery already, you can buy version 2  for €16.80 at simMarket. All prices exclude VAT.

Thanks to Scott in the comments for the tip.

=== Original Article published 25-Jan-2019 @ 11:36. ===

JustSim has announced on Facebook that their Rhodes Airport will receive a significant update. The new update, which will be released soon will include PBR materials, additional lighting on the runway taxiway, dynamic lighting and more.

In addition, the airport upgrade will also feature changes to the textures on the ground poly, AFCAD modifications and also optimisation for performance. A range of preview images was also shared regarding the Rhodes Airport upgrade.

Along with the announcement of Rhodes seeing an upgrade, JustSim also confirmed that Brussels Airport will see an update in the next 10 days, with Hamburg Airport seeing changes after that.

You can read the full announcement via their Facebook post.

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FSDreamTeam Updates Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport to V1.3

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After only releasing the airport a few weeks ago, FSDreamTeam has updated their Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport to version 1.3. The new update features all new features including a completely remodelled easyJet terminal building. In addition, all-new 3D approach lights have been added along with 3 windsocks that are completely animated and with PBR textures. As we mentioned before, FSDreamTeam's
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Just Flight Announces Falke SF25 for Prepar3D

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Certainly a more unusual plane, but Just Flight has announced that they are developing the Falke SF25 for Prepar3D. The motor glider aircraft was first built in 1963 and features some impressive cruise speeds thanks to its onboard Rotax 914F3 115hp engine. The previews provided by Just Flight seemed to showcase the aircraft somewhat far into development with modelling and texturing
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Parallel 42 Announces PMDG 737 NGXu Immersion [Exclusive Image]

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Following the blowout of information from the developers at Parallel 42 (//42) regarding their complete acquisition of OldProp, the team then announced that the PMDG  737 NGXu Immersion is in development. The project is being headed up by Raul Morales of Flight Sim Technologies Limited, creator of AI Lights Reborn under a new Partner Developer Program within Parallel 42. "Raul shows an
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TorqueSim and RealSimGear SR22 G3 GTS Announced for X-Plane 11

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TorqueSim and RealSimGear have today announced that they are developing the SR22 G3 GTS for X-Plane 11. The Cirrus SR22 G3 GTS aircraft was released in 2007 with an increased fuel capacity over it's younger brothers, along with longer landing gear and more. The SR22 typically cruises at 180knts for a range of just over 1,000nm. The SR22 is being developed
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