PMDG Drops Hint at Possible New Aircraft Announcement

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Robert Randazzo (CEO of PMDG) has posted on the PMDG forum section on avsim regarding their current project progress; with a pretty large hint as to what their next product will be. This news came off the tail end of a post made on the PMDG general support forum with a user talking about a possible Embraer or C Series aircraft.

Robert Randazzo responded to the post saying that ‘I’d personally LOVE to do one of the 170-190 series and/or the new C-series.’, however he then went onto say that this is currently not possible as the team at PMDG are currently working hard on trying to push the 747-8 out.

What came next after this is arguably the most exciting part of the post, with Randazzo stating that even when the 747-8 is released they’ll still be pretty ‘MAX’d out…’. Which hints very heavily towards a new version of the 737 NGX with the 737 MAX included. With other hints towards it in the past, this eventuality is seeming more and more likely to happen. This falls in line with their previous confirmation of working on the next version of their NGX series.

If any further updates come from this then we’ll be sure to report it so make sure you stay tuned.

Tags : 737MAX747-8PMDG
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Bombardier planes… never going to happen. Airbus planes? Never going to happen while they’re in agreements with Boeing. So, if anything, they will do the 787 instead of the A350. Embraers? Extremely likely if Boeing enters the joint-venture commercial division with Embraer.

The iFly team just officially announced they’re doing a 737 MAX. Not a hint.

Calum Martin

Oh wow! Do you have a link?

Calum Martin

Found it and posted 🙂 Thanks!

In before split scimitars.

Why PMDG is against making new plane for x-plane 11 ?

Well, because they are developing for P3D. They can’t do both because they need to recode everything. Besides, they are more used to working in ESP, versus whatever-the-heck-Xplane-uses.

I’d say the PMDG style of communicating is better than the “Make an announcement about a cool new plane we are working on” then release it 7 years later.

PMDG usually only make announcements when they’re a bit closer to done. 737MAX, 747-8 – probably both in 2018. Some kind of regional jet – probably after 2019/2020 given they didn’t specify what yet.

Did they say so? I must have missed it.

Their first try with the DC-6 was probably not up to their (and certainly our) expectation, perhaps they feel it’s too early for that. We were hoping for an XP-11 update but nothing. They’re not very good at communicating so it might still be on, who knows.

I don’t feel that doing a MAX is that good an idea. Will it be sufficiently different from the NGX to tempt enough people at the sort of price that PMDG traditionally charges? Perhaps a completely different aircraft might be a better plan. Plenty to chose from. The Embraers would be good, the A350 even better. Not the C series though, not with a 300 percent tariff on top

I wish someone, anyone would do old series airliners for fsx p3d with full systems functionality. Like a proper DC-8 or 10 updated for 64bit. Who needs these modern airliners lol Bring back crank and pulleys !!! And the RB211 !!!

I just wonder, where you saw the progress announcement

Mungo Spencer

I left a link to the page where we sourced the information in the article.

Maybe I’m just one of a few people when I say this but I don’t think PMDG should focus on more 737 content. Sure, make the MAX but don’t make it a product that is at the front of PMDG and will take all the resources. I’d like to see a new product from PMDG such as the 757/767s, Embraers (E or C) or even a old MD/DC such as a DC9 for P3D. Just something a little differant that hasn’t been done yet. Thats all.

Cool, nice to see the MAX in their lineup. I guess we will never see the 777-200ER and vanilla 777-300, sad.

them doing a nice embraer would be so damn good… i love the e170/190’s

I agree PMDG should focus on something new. I would prefer a P3D version of the 767 as there aren’t any out there that work with v4 (Level-D is good but only works in v3 and they have said there won’t be another). I would have been tickled to no end had they created a CRJ (not a fan of Aerosoft) but the Embraers would be a good choice. I’m happy with the 737NGX from PMDG and would just like to see something new from them. Whatever they decide, I’m sure it will be good! Their products are the best from the aircraft to the paint kits!!