Over the course of the past week, Aerosoft’s Mathijs Kok gave a detailed first look at how the A330 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is progressing. The new previews gave an idea on how the modelling is coming along, as well as a brief look at the aircraft in simulator for the first time.
To start with, we were treated to some previews of the wings being rendered in the 3D rendering software. There are plenty of smaller details here being rendered in the 3DS Max software. No doubt there will be some level of wing-flex with this product, since that was a huge request from before.
Another area we often overlook is the cargo hold. In the preview post, we saw a number of images highlighting how the cargo hold is currently looking. These images are from only in a rendered state, but again, there’s clearly a lot of attention to detail being added in the plane’s belly. We can see the cargo nets, the track rails and decals all being added to the model.
Aerosoft A330 EFB
Developer Thomas is in charge of creating the EFB functionality for the Aerosoft A330. From the single image shared on the forums, we can see that the EFB will allow you to load passengers and fuel from within the simulator. It also looks like you can set the speed of which the cargo, passengers and fuel loads into the A330 itself. The only other icon on the EFB at the moment is the charts icon, which no doubt will involve Aerosoft’s on in-house charts solution.
As with other aircraft so far developed by Aerosoft, the hope is that the A330 will be released for PC and Xbox users.
Future Airbus Aircraft
As we posted a few weeks ago, Aerosoft has intentions on bringing other Airbus aircraft to the simulator following the A330. It’s looking likely it will be the narrow-body A320 series, since the A350 and the A380 were effectively rulled out.
No mention of a release date from Aerosoft yet, but we know it hasn’t even entered beta testing yet. That would indicate that a release isn’t even on the cards yet.
That’s all from Aerosoft about the A330 for Microsoft Flight Simulator at this point in time. As always, we’ll be sure to keep you updated with the latest development for the wide-bodied Airbus aircraft.