Update – 11-Mar-22 @ 22:20z: Thanks to our avid readers, we now know that the A320 NEO is confirmed to be in the works. In fact, Andrew from FSLabs confirmed it has been in development for some time.
We have also fixed a discrepancy with the article which incorrectly stated the new features for the FMGS were to do with lateral offsets. We apologise for this mistake.
== Original Article ==
FlightSimLabs has been quiet the past few weeks, but now the team has provided a brief update on the current situation on a number of projects. Taking to the forums, Lefteris spoke about several items, including the EFB on the Wing Tip Fences of the A32X series, along with an update on Concorde. Plus, there was also a possible teaser for the A320NEO being developed by FlightSimLabs.
Starting with the current A320-X series on Prepar3D, Lefteris said that there has been progress on a number of new features within the FMGS. Following the implementation of the lateral offsets, the team is now reworking the logic around holding.
In addition, it has been confirmed that customers who own the A320-SL products will soon be able to access the EFB on any of the aircraft in the A320-X series, specifically those with the Wing Tip Fences. There’s no mention of whether customers without the sharklet version of the plane will be able to ‘update’ to add the EFB in the future or if this will be only for customers who paid for the A320-SL.
As for Concorde, it has been said that work is making “excellent progress” and the all-new modelling is coming along well. In the post, Lefteris said that the new Concorde product is “packed full of all the features, details and immersion that our customers have come to expect.” It was also said that we can expect some previews “soon.”
One product line that still remains a mystery is the A3XX series. This is the one that “holds a lot more fuel” than the current line of products, but the exact type of aircraft isn’t actually known yet. In the post, it was said that work is picking up pace as resources become available and that an actual announcement will come later this year.
Finally, the team continues to tease by updating their Facebook cover image. The cover image (above) shows an engine, which many believe to be from the A320NEO. It’s not yet been confirmed exactly what the teaser is, but FlightSimLabs said that this is indeed “something else” that they’ve been working on. Update: It has been confirmed by Andrew from FSLabs that the NEO is coming.
As always, we’ll be sure to keep you updated with how all these announcements and teasers pan out.