It has been a busy couple of weeks for scenery and aircraft developer LatinVFR. After releasing the Airbus A320ceo earlier this month for MSFS, the developer has released a significant update for its Airbus A321neo and A319ceo products.
The Airbus A321neo and A319ceo are members of Airbus’ popular Airbus A320 family. The A321neo is the newer of the two aircraft, entering service with Virgin America in mid-2017. The A321neo (new engine option) is equipped with CFM Leap or Pratt and Whitney PW1100G engines that allow the aircraft to be considered a fuel-efficient replacement to the Boeing 757. In fact, Airbus markets the largest A321neo variant, the A321XLR, as having a 4,700 nm range.
The A319ceo, in comparison, is a shortened version of the Airbus A320 and first entered service in 1996. The aircraft was designed to compete with the Boeing 737-700, and American Airlines is currently the largest operator of the aircraft type. While the last A319ceo was delivered in 2021, the aircraft still lives on as the Airbus A319neo.
Version 2.0 of LatinVFR’s A321neo and A319ceo is a massive overhaul that brings the features of both aircraft in line with those included in the recently released A320ceo add-on. Most notable are the changes that have taken place in both aircrafts’ cockpits. Like the A320ceo, both aircraft now have a tablet that allows users to adjust the fuel and payload amounts and display relevant information, like the current weather. In addition, in their social media post, LatinVFR stated that both cockpits had received several system upgrades and modifications to create a more realistic flying experience.
On the exterior, the A321neo now features the Airbus Cabin Flex configuration for those airlines that have the configuration in real-life. The Airbus Cabin Flex configuration is the most common configuration on the real A321neo and allows airlines to remove emergency exit doors in place for overwing exits. For instance, the American Airlines livery now includes two sets of overwing exits and no 2L and 2R doors, just like American’s actual A321neos. In addition, the A319ceo now includes a new variant, the A319 CFM with sharklets. Lastly, LatinVFR has confirmed in their social media post that their Airbus A318 add-on is expected to receive these same updates next week and that an A321ceo is in the works.
The version 2.0 update of LatinVFR’s A319ceo and A321neo is now available on the MSFS marketplace and the Contrail Webstore. If you don’t own either aircraft, you can purchase the A319ceo and A321neo from the Contrail Webstore for €22.95 (excluding VAT) and €26.95 (excluding VAT), respectively.