The team at Fenix Simulations has confirmed that the Fenix A320 will be entering beta tomorrow. Since we revealed the aircraft in collaboration with Fenix Simulations last year, the team has continued to work with their alpha testers to put the aircraft through its paces. Now, the team are ready to explore the next stage and send it to a small beta team.
The beta team that Fenix Simulations has put together are from various backgrounds to represent the market as best as possible. Some have never flown an Airbus in a flight sim before, whilst others have thousands of hours either as an engineer or as a pilot.
Aamir from Fenix Simulations updated their blog and said, “we are now significantly closer to something that feels like an actual product – with updates and fixes being smaller and less impactful overall than the months prior. The scaffolding is slowly coming down, so to speak. So much so, in fact, that it is easy to forget just how much work remains in front of us.” He continued, “several members of our team are now working 7 days a week to see this project through these latter stages of testing as swiftly as possible, and in conjunction with the relatively sizable Beta team we have assembled, please rest assured that we are working to get this airplane in your hands as soon as possible.”
As a small way to celebrate the new milestone, the first sounds preview video was shared with the wider community. This short video is a short walk-around of the aircraft. The preview gives a very good impression of what to expect as you walk the aircraft and you will be able to hear an immersive sounding experience. You can watch the Fenix A320 sound preview video above. In the words of Aamir, crank the volume up.
As work continues, be sure to check out 30 minutes of footage of the plane in action, or our first look article. There are also a number of other feature reviews you can check out including the pneumatic systems, CDPLC functionality and also the MCDU and FMGS. Finally, check out the impressive EFB that has been made exclusively for the aircraft.