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Renders of Latinwings Santiago De Compostela Airport (LEST)

Latinwings have shown off some new renders of their upcoming Santiago De Compostela Airport (LEST), which is stated to be “coming soon” for FSX, P3D and X-Plane.

You can see work on the terminal buildings and jetways is coming along nicely, with texture work yet to come. The modelling work seems excellent from first looks and we’re excited to see what gets produced in the near future.

When we have more details, we’ll be sure to let you know.

New Video Showing Off Navigraph Update Progress

Navigraph have released another video showing them back at work working on their new charts application which is set to release soon. In this video we enjoy a sneak preview of what to come as well as some more emojis.

It’s great to see the progress being made on this application. This video shows off one of the key features for the new update, enroute charts. This will give you the ability to see your route on a much wider scale no matter where you are in the world. Although we do already have some enroute charts within Navigraph this new update will bring a far greater expanse of en route charts with more detail.

That’s all from them for now, it’s obvious that they are hard at work. Any more news regarding this upcoming product will of course be reported by FSElite. For now, enjoy the video.

Back in the office! We just got airway search to work in Charts Cloud. You can search airways by text or by clicking in the chart. No more tracing routes with your finger on busy enroute charts. ğŸ‘†ğŸŒŽğŸš«

Posted by Navigraph on Thursday, April 20, 2017

AirworthyDesigns Exclusive TNCM Previews

The team at AirworthyDesigns is hard at work on their upcoming Princess Juliana Airport (TNCM) on Saint Martin (Sint Maarten). The scenery will cover not only this islands but also a lot of islands in its region, including the following airports: L’esperance (TFFG), Anguilla (TQPF), St. Barthelemy (TFFJ) and Saba Island (TNCE). The Caribbean scenery package will come with a lot of features, such as photorealistic HD coverage, custom HD buildings, custom HD traffic, airport interiors and much more. The package is being developed for X-Plane. A release date is not yet known, but the team is aiming for October this year.

We have gotten some very exclusive screenshots from the developer that highlight the beauty of this upcoming add-on. Make sure to follow their project over on the X-Plane Forums.

JustSim Announces Luxembourg Releasing in Days

I’ve asked the others in the FSElite team and we’re all pretty convinced that this has yet to even be announced by JustSim. I’ve checked their Facebook account and website, and there’s been no mention of Luxembourg. So with that said, JustSim have said that they will release Luxembourg Airport (ELLX) in the next few days.

Only one screenshot was provided, but you can see plenty of work has gone into the markings on the ground and there appears to be some nice dynamic reflection on the terminal building itself.

It’s coming for Prepar3d, X-Plane 10 and 11 in the next “2-3 days”, so will update you on release. No mention of FSX, so maybe they won’t be supporting the older platform?

X-Plane 11 – Full Version Now Available for Download

X-Plane 11 is now available to download. Laminar Research has ended a long and challenging beta test and have finally released their release to market version of the new flight simulator. You can buy it now from their store for $59.99, or you can buy it from Steam.

Buying it will entitle you to free updates from now until version 11.XX, including any airport improvements. So you will be safe knowing your purchase is future proofed.

As for which aircraft come packaged with the sim, you can expect:

Cessna 172SP, McDonnel Douglas MD-80, Sikorsky S-76, Boeing 737-800, Schleicher Ask 21, Beechcraft Baron 58, Boeing 747-400, Cirrus Vision SF50 and the Beechcraft King Aair C90. A large variety of aircraft, complete with 3D cockpits and more. Of course developers will soon add their own products to the collection.

If you’re unaware of what features the new sim brings, here’s what is described as per their website;

Overhauled fleet

Aircraft models that stand up to scrutiny, from the gear trucks to the rivets.

3-D cockpits

Every aircraft in the fleet comes with a beautiful, usable 3-D cockpit.

IFR-ready cockpits

Every 3-D cockpit is usable for instrument flight.

Brand new user interface

Easier to learn for new users. Faster for power users.

Tutorials

Learn the basics of flight, navigation, & more in X-Plane.

Improved 3-D cockpit interaction

Cockpit controls are easier than ever to set just right.

Pushback tugs & fuel trucks

Watch other aircraft get service, or request services for your own aircraft.

New lighting, sound, & effects engine

Bringing new tools to aircraft add-on makers.

New scenery for Europe

Roadways, buildings, & more now feature European-specific variants.

If you’re unsure or need some help decided, you can download the free demo to help you decide.

Going forward, FSElite are going to commit to more X-Plane content including news and reviews.

Aerosoft Previews More of Svolvaer for X-Plane

It’s been a little quiet on the Aerosoft front lately. However, Jo Erlend has been showing off more images of his upcoming Svolvaer for X-Plane 11, really showing you what the lighting engine of the new sim can do.

The level of detail in the night lighting looks exceptional and even the ground texturing looks great. Although not a user of X-Plane myself, I can certainly begin to appreciate why users love it so much.

Check out the screenshots below and tell us what you think.

Aerosoft/XYZ Visuals Release Maastricht-Aachen

XYZ Visuals in partnership with Aerosoft have brought us a new scenery for X-Plane. This time they have created Maastricht-Aachen airport. It looks to be a very good little airport and definitley one for any X-Plane users that are looking for something a little bit more off of the beaten track.

Maastricht-Aachen is a small international airport located 10km north east from the city of Maastricht and 30km north east from the city of Aachen. Suprisingly it is the second biggest cargo hub within the Netherlands falling only behind Amsterdam Schiphol. The airport is far busier during the summer and is used by airlines such as Ryanair and German Wings to fly to popular tourist spots in Southern Europe.

The sim rendition of this airport as mentioned earlier is created by XYZ Visuals who are also behind the creation of Airport Amsterdam (Schiphol) for X-Plane. The airport has been created using high resolution aerial images, numeroues custom 3D objects and exact ground markings. The entire feature list can be found below.

If you wish to purchase this product you can do so from the Aerosoft website at the price of €15.07.

Features:

  • Realistic rendition of Maastricht-Aachen Airport
  • Photo real textured buildings
  • Ground layout based on high resolution aerial images
  • Realistic reproduction of ground markings
  • Customized night illumination
  • Very good performance and implementation
  • Animated radar facility
  • Numerous details
  • Animated road traffic
  • Fully compatible with X-Plane 10.51
  • Compatible with XPlane 11 Public Beta

Carenado Show Off More E50P Phenom 100 Shots (X-Plane)

Over here at FSElite, we’re not ones for getting too involved in X-Plane news. Our primary focus is towards the P3D/FSX market. I personally aim to change that as I now am an X-Plane user or the dark side as it is seen to many P3D/FSX users. Today I’ve got some news from Carenado. This is regarding their upcoming E50P Phenom 100 aircraft.

The E50P Phenom 100 is a small private jet devloped by Embraer. The jet is one of the smallest aircraft produced by the Brazilian company which are known well for their succesful regional fleet. The aicraft has an impressive range of 1,178 miles and can fly to an altitude of 41,000 feet. A very fun aircraft for anyone that enjoys flying short routes, quickly.

Carenado have not specifically specified whether or not this aircraft will be compatible with both X-Plane 10 and 11 so we will have to wait until we hear more news regarding that. I would hope that an aicraft being developed now will be compatible with X-Plane 11. I will certainly be looking into this aircraft when it’s released.

Carenado have specified on Facebook that this aircraft will be coming soon which is good to hear. We will look to publish an article over here on FSElite when this aircraft is released.

 

Aerosoft launches new design

Aerosoft have launched the new design for their web shop! The new design brings the shop into current day standards, looks a lot nicer and cleaner and should make it a lot easier for anyone to find their favourite products and purchase them. The site is also completely responsive so you don’t have to fiddle with your phone or tablet when you want to buy a new scenery.

The new homepage comes with a layout with big tiles, each for another category of Aerosofts products. Whether that be aircrafts, busses, trains or other services; you can now easily go there from the home screen. Quickly checking up on news and updates or looking at some new screenshots for that scenery that just came out has become a lot, lot easier.

Also pretty nice is the new customer page where you can more easily see your details, see the products that you bought or check your wish list. We haven’t made any purchases through the new store yet but supposedly this has become a much better experience as well.

We’d love to hear what you think about their new storefront so make sure to use that comment area down below!

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UPDATE – JustSim Scenery Now Back Available at SimMarket

UPDATE

We have spoken to JustSim and they will issue a full statement soon. The original issue of SimMarket not selling the product has been resolved and you can now buy the products again.

We will have a full and detailed update from the developer soon.

Flight Sim Store will have the scenery back up in a few hours.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

It would appear that scenery developer JustSim, known for their Innsbruck, Nice and Barcelona sceneries have had their products removed from both Simmarket and the FlightSim Store. The reason is still unknown, but SimMarket sent an email to developers regarding providing a legal licence from the provider of satellite imagery.

As of right now there is no word on when JustSim products will be available for purchase again.