Following a short testing period, FlyByWire Simulations has released the A32NX version 0.6.0 as part of the stable branch. The new update brings hundreds of updates and makes it a standalone aircraft no longer requiring the default A320neo aircraft in the simulator.
In a press release issued by FlyByWire, the team has confirmed that over 230 updates and features have been added since the previous stable release. The new version of the A32NX also marks the first time that a community-driven open-source aircraft will be listed on the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. Whilst the mod was originally built off of the default A320neo aircraft in the simulator, the team has now been able to release the aircraft as a standalone product.
Version 0.6.0 of the FlyByWire Simulations A32NX includes a number of changes and features that are now unique to the aircraft. This includes a new electrical system, improved VOR/ADF Nav display and also improved transponder operations. The cockpit has seen texture improvements and the new printer is fully functional.
In addition to the changes with the aircraft, the flyPadOS has also been updated to version 1. The built-in EFB includes integration with simBrief meaning you can see your generated OFP. Furthermore, the EFB enables you to control additional sound options, ground services and also fuel management.
This new stable version marks an important milestone for the team and the community as a whole. The progress for the aircraft modification has been interesting to follow and now as a standalone aircraft, it should pave way for even more innovations in the future. You can keep updated with the latest on the FlyByWire Simulations Discord.