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Asobo Studio & Working Title’s AAU2 Beta Released for MSFS

AAU2 Beta is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Posted: 12-May-2023 @ 13:24z
Asobo Studio & Working Title’s AAU2 Beta Released for MSFS

Asobo Studio and Working Title’s Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 (AAU2) for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available in beta.

This new update fixes issues with the Garmin (G3000, G5000, GNS430W, and GNS530W), and brings a major avionics overhaul for the Boeing 747-8i included in the Standard Edition and the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner included in the Premium Deluxe Edition.

Asobo Studio and Working Title’s AAU2 was announced earlier this month and promised a significant reduction in INOP buttons and switches including adding more realism and accuracy to both Boeing models to make them feel more premium. The extensive list of changes includes updates and features such as a complete screen visual overhaul to avionics fonts, look, integration and feel, integrated checklists on the MFD, performance-based VNAV with idle descent capabilities, RNP/ANP indications, updated flight models, upgraded GPS and IRS navigation systems, autopilot overhaul with Autoland, Flare, and Rollout modes, a fully featured auto throttle system with correct AT modes, and more. The Boeing 787-10 has also had a sound overhaul more accurately representing the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.

Some fixes and updates have also made their way to the Cessna Citation Longitude and the Daher TBM 930, although despite these changes there are still known limitations acknowledged by the developers such as the Electrical Control Systems (Air Conditioning), the 787’s EFB performance calculations and the 747’s electrical transfer busses are not yet available, these are being worked on however. Other features such as Navigraph SimBrief integration is not supported and will still rely on the community mods due to legal restrictions.

Asobo Studio & Working Title's AAU2 Beta Released for MSFS

Asobo Studio and Working Title’s AAU2 beta update (1.33.3.0) for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available for download with the full release currently scheduled for June 23rd.

The full release notes can be found below.

Release Notes 1.33.3.0

Glass Cockpits

Garmin G3000 / G5000

  • Fixed a bug where removing the traffic and relative terrain indicators from the navigation map would leave behind an empty but visible container
  • Fixed a bug where TAWS touchdown callouts were not using nearest runway elevation
  • Fixed a small inaccuracy in the lateral deviation scale above the PFD HSI Map
  • The autopilot/flight director HDG mode now only reverses turn direction if the selected heading is turned past 330 degrees away from the airplane’s current heading

Garmin GNS430W / GNS530W

  • Fixed some page navigation issues where the right knob push would not close dialogs

WT21

  • PFD: Fixed an issue where the wind indicator would spin to the wrong direction
  • FMS: Fix edge case when inserting waypoint at end of flight plan
  • FMS: Fix default hold inbound course to match previous leg outbound course

Aircraft

Boeing 787-10 / Boeing 747-8i

  • Comprehensive visual overhaul of the avionics for accurate font, symbology, look, operation, and feel
  • Visually accurate PFD supporting rising runway indication, ILS symbology, FPV and much more
  • Independent MFD/ND/CDU Screens supporting view pane system management
  • CDU supporting advanced flight plan management and performance initialization features
  • Advanced flight plan support, including arcs, radius-to-fix, intercepts, holds, procedure turns, and missed approaches
  • Alternate diversions with customizable profiles for the predictions of ETA, distance and fuel remaining to multiple airports
  • Integrated checklists on the MFD
  • Full synoptics pages indicating status of their respective systems
  • Reworked EICAS supporting full engine indication display and a whole suite of CAS messages
  • Performance based VNAV with idle descent capabilities considering aircraft state, temperature and wind forecast
  • Advanced VNAV configuration with ECON/selected modes, configuration of speed restrictions and speed transitions
  • Fully featured autothrottle system with correct AT modes/functionality and communication to and from the FMS
  • Thrust management system supporting cost index, thrust limitation and assumed temperature derate
  • Fully featured autopilot including AUTOLAND, FLARE and ROLLOUT modes
  • Integrated Approach Navigation (IAN) functionality and indications for straight-in non-precision approaches
  • RNP/ANP indications
  • TCAS II system supporting traffic advisories and RA indications on the ND
  • Revised Engine and Flight Model bringing many values closer to book, fuel consumption, engine power settings, climb rates, speeds, and attitudes
  • Fuel System overhaul supporting proper pump operation on APU Start
  • Support for Hydraulic Demand pumps
  • Overhaul of electrical system with correct bus connection logic and adjusted power consumption
  • Functional GPS and IRS navigation systems
  • Added more functionality to the overhead panels with accurate indications on the electrics, hydraulics, fuel and ECS panels
  • Adjusted overhead panels logic and lighting accordingly
  • 787: Revision of the plane’s soundscape
  • 787: Overhauled HUD supporting nearly all real-world symbology, including both Full and Decluttered modes, runway edge lines, FPV acceleration and speed error indications, TOGA and G/S reference lines, and unusual attitudes
  • 787: New fly-by-wire system simulating the authentic C*U law with trim speed unique to Boeing aircraft

Known Limitations:

  • Both: Environmental Control Systems (Air Conditioning) are work in progress and Synoptics for those are disabled right now
  • 787: EFB for performance calculations not yet available. Calculations happen on the CDU
  • 747: Pedestal CDU (3rd) mirrors the left CDU for performance reasons
  • 747: Electrical transfer busses powering other main busses
  • 747: Fuel System overhaul in progress. Synoptics disabled

Cessna Citation Longitude

  • Fixed thrust reverser animations so that the buckets are only shown as deployed when reverse thrust is actually engaged
  • Added mitigation to prevent the engine and APU graphics on the Fuel, Hydraulics, ECS, and Anti-Ice Synoptic Panes from rendering incorrectly
  • The rudder can now be powered by both the A and B hydraulic systems and no longer requires the left engine to be running
  • Bearing Pointer information is no longer missing when the PFD is in Split mode
  • Fixed improper placement of the NAV/DME information banner when the PFD was in Split mode
  • Fixed a bug where Bearing Pointer 2 information was displayed in the incorrect location when Bearing Pointer 1 was turned off
  • Changing the selected airspeed while autothrottle is on no longer causes the autothrottle to command sudden changes in throttle lever position
  • Added support for the dual-cue flight director format
  • The PFD roll indicator no longer renders the roll scale arc

Daher TBM 930

  • The minimums alerter now works correctly when using radio minimums
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