Update: It is now available to buy from Flightbeam.
After much anticipation, Flightbeam has announced that the release date for Auckland International Airport (NZAA) for MSFS will be Tuesday, November 9th. The scenery will release at a price of $19.99.
Coupled with the release date and price announcement, Flightbeam has published an impressive set of features. First of all, the modelling and textures are of an incredibly high quality, with hand-made PBR materials. The scenery also features custom static aircraft and custom (Gen-5) Flightbeam Jetways that feature a lot of detail, wear and tear as well as precision guidance. The scenery also features extensive and detailed interiors in several areas, such as the control tower and terminal interior. All these detailed features may make one worried about performance, but Flightbeam ensures good performance by implementing aggressive LOD optimisation. Flightbeam also went ahead of the release and briefly mentioned some future updates.
The scenery will, later on, be updated with VDGS systems at each gate, and another future update (2022) will bring the airport to its updated state, reflecting the construction that’s currently going on.
Wide variety of custom static aircraft, from DHL to FEDEX and more
Elaborately detailed and realistic 4096×4096 textures with carefully crafted PBR materials
Multi-layered, realistic hand-painted ground textures with PBR and custom decals
All new Gen-5 Flightbeam Jetways, packed with astounding detail, wear & tear and precision guidance
Control Tower interiors, comprehensive modeling and perfect for virtual plane-spotting or virtual ATC operations
Key terminal interiors modeled for an exceptional immersive view from the cockpit
Massive, high resolution ground imagery included, surrounding the outskirts of the airport
Custom-made taxiway lights and runway approach lighting
Hand placed custom apron night lights and glows for night time ops
Aggressive LOD optimization, ensuring smooth performance even for modest systems
Kiwi-approved product, with the vast majority of beta-testers being local to the airport
In development and coming soon as a free update:
VDGS Systems (Visual Docking Guidance System) for each gate
Improved Living World assets (animated passengers and workers)
2022 and on: Updates to reflect current airport construction.