A new trailer from Boundless Simulations showcasing their upcoming Southend Airport on X-Plane 11 has been shared. London Southend is a pretty fascinating airport. Located in Essex, Southend-on-sea became quite a popular hub airport in 2012 when easyJet opened its base there in time for the London Olympics. Since then, other carriers like Ryanair operate regularly to destinations across Europe. However, the short runway (6089ft) means that quite often airlines will have to operate within strict weight limits. However, in recent times most airlines have pulled out of the airport leaving only a handful of operators at the small airport.
That said, Boundless has decided to create an authentic-looking airport that is littered with details. As per the trailer, we now know that the airport will come with airport vehicle traffic, custom 4K HD buildings along with accurate night lighting. Beyond the airport perimeter, the product will come with high-quality ortho imagery. One of the cooler features is the ability to take advantage of the autogate marshallers at select stands. Finally, HD PBR Static aircraft will populate the highly detailed apron at Boundless’ Southend Airport.
We don’t have a confirmed date or pricing for the product yet, but you will be able to buy it from the iniBuilds store in the near future. You can see a range of previews from the announcement post here.
Boundless are no stranger to London airports as they did a great job on their Stansted Airport scenery for the platform. If you’re a Microsoft Flight Simulator user, why not check out their Alderney Island product.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this and be sure to inform you of any further development news.