After a successful release of the A300 BelugaST ON THE LINE for X-Plane 11, iniSimulations has started focusing its efforts back on the A310-300. The latest development blog posted by Ubaid shares a few new details about the upcoming aircraft, along with some previews of the plane in action.
Before the previews were shared, Ubaid wanted to update customers on the fact they are creating four new pieces of cargo for people to fly around in the Beluga. No specifics were mentioned, but they expect to be ready in the next few weeks. Alongside that, Ubaid said that iniSimulations are trying to work with the developer behind BetterPushback to bring a new towbar specifically for the Beluga. However, whilst iniSimulations has completed the work required, they haven’t been able to follow up with the BetterPushback team since. They hope to be able to update customers soon on when the towbar is ready.
Moving onto the A310, the team said the development has been moving at a “great pace.” It was reconfirmed that the product, when released, will include the following variants of the A310-300:
- A310-300 Freighter – PW & GE
- A310-300 Passenger – PW & GE
- A310-300 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) – GE
- A310-300 Medevac – GE
- A310-300 ACJ (Business Jet configuration) – GE
To accompany this news, the team shared a variety of screenshots. It was also commented on that the modelling work is almost completed and that the iniBuilds team will soon be using their team of painters to put the finishing touches to the model and create liveries for each model variant (but not the ACJ yet as more information for that will come in due course).
Building on the aircraft even further, iniSimulations has also included a “comprehensive” failures package, which will also be made available in the iniSimulations A300-600R(F) in the future. In addition, the IDC/RMP unit will be able to be toggled to either a more modern configuration or the classic version. Finally, it was confirmed that the A310-300 will use the Experimental Flight Model.
As the A310-300 was commonly used in long-haul operations, the team has added a host of ACARS/CPDLC features, along with a functioning printer directly in the flight deck which will print out the latest information for you. There will be further details on this in the future.
Ubaid closed the forum thread by saying that the development of the A310-300 is coming to a close and that the product will enter an extensive beta testing period before it is eventually released. It was reconfirmed that current owners of the A300-600R(F) ON THE LINE will be entitled to a 35% discount on the A310-600 once it is released. You can check out the full forum thread and see even more previews here.
If you’re keen to learn more about iniSimulations’ aircraft, check out our first look on the BelugaST.