Usually, the updates from Aerosoft regarding the Airbus Professional series contain some brand new screenshots or an update on development progress. However, what is usually missing is a timeframe of when we can expect the series of planes to be released. It’s been known for a while now that Aerosoft have a release system in mind once the first of the packs hit, but what wasn’t known is when the first of those would be released. Today, Mathijs confirmed that the release date for the Airbus A318/319 Professional series is due to be on June 26th.
In his post on the Aerosoft forums, he describes how the meeting today was both full of good news and not so good news. The good news is that the propulsion system is progressing fine, with just smaller details now being worked on. Further good news is that there are some brand new voices for the checklist and smaller details like cockpit lighting is now complete.
On the flip side, the MCDU, the FMS and AP still have some issues to resolve. Mathijs described the MCDU as “the most complex bit of code” that the team have ever done, so testing has been slower than expected. However, he did say that this will be the most advanced Airbus MCDU currently available in the sim.
A new preview topic will be started this week with information on final pricing, updated box information, manuals and more.
Finally, the release date has been described as “non-negotiable.” At the bottom of his post, he snuck in a release date in white text (you need to hover over it), which as said at the top of this post is June 26th. Just be aware, release dates sometimes do move.
Looking back over what was originally said, this would then be the release plan*:
- A318/A319 Professional
Then 2 weeks later
- A320/A321 Professional
Then 5 weeks later
- A318/A319 Professional & A320/A321 Profession service Pack 1
This Service pack will replace the current PFD and ND with newer version that are better in resolution and designed to be used in 2d mode (the other gauges should already work in 2d mode at that time)
Unknown period later, but we guestimate something like 4 weeks after the service pack
- A330 Professional
*I’ve personally edited this a bit so it makes more sense. Original forum post.
So based on that, we should have the A330 in around 11 weeks after June 26th, which would make it around the first week of September for release.
We’ll continue to update you on progress of development!