Following an extensive development period, ToLiss has released its long-awaited A340-600 for X-Plane 11. The Airbus officially licenced aircraft comes packed with details and will enable X-Plane 11 simmers to fly four-engined aircraft. The Airbus A340-600 is the longest aircraft in Airbus’ range of airliners and was created as a way to compete with Boeing in the long-haul, high-capacity market. Whilst it was loved by many, it had a relatively short lifespan from many airlines around the world. The iconic stretched look of the aircraft is easy to spot in the sky and has been recreated by ToLiss in this feature-packed release.
According to ToLiss, this product features the “most accurate system functionality for any A340 aircraft in the flight simulation world” and its accompanying feature list suggest this could be the case. The system depth includes a detailed Fly-by-wire system that incorporates various law types. Normal law and alternate law 1, alternate law 2 and direct law as per real-life logic has been implemented. Along with the flight controls, ToLiss has modelled the hydraulic system for the aircraft, a bleed model system and a high fidelity fuel system that includes inflight CG controls. In addition, a fault system has been included that allows you to trigger over 140 system faults either at specific points in the flight or randomly.
Further to the detailed systems, ToLiss has also included a detailed FMGS. Each of the three MCDUs are independently controlled and can be programmed as per the real thing. There is the capability for full SID/STAR procedures which supports all A424 leg types, along with support for all approach types that the A340-600 can handle. Full VNAV guidance with fuel predictions, speed limits and deceleration points is also part of the FMGS system functionality.
The 3D modelling for the plane has also been described as detailed, with a full 3D cockpit, 4-class passenger cabin and also a custom landing gear model based on the real aircraft. On the outside, there is a custom particle effect for things such as the engine heat trail and fuel jettison.
ToLiss has also made a conscious effort to make the aircraft as user-friendly as possible with different start-up configurations, adjustable in-screen pop-up displays and an included autosave function. Furthermore, you can also use the built-in situation loading and saving so you can jump into the flight at any point exactly as you left the aircraft from before.
You can buy the ToLiss A340-600 for X-Plane 11 right now from either the X-Plane.org store for $89.99 or from simMarket for €93.00.
(This is a repost following our database crash earlier this week).