Derek, the main developer behind Simbrief, has brought to Facebook the details of his latest update. The first announcement is regarding a new *.pln format which is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator. This new format can be used to import the flightplans in Sim. The developer further explained that there might still be a bug where SID and STAR might not be imported correctly, and that the pilots will still need to select the arrival procedure in the simulator after importing the flightplan.
The second improvement concerns VATSIM users. As VATSIM is currently migrating their network to a new portal, they are also bringing their flightplan to the latest ICAO format. This means that Simbrief will now generate prefiles accordingly. Overall, it remains very similar to the previous format.
Last but not least, Simbrief is now able to communicate directly with the FSLabs A320-X that was brought in the August 15th update. For this to work, users need to enter their Simbrief user name when installing the A320-X. This way, the ATSU will then be able to receive the flightplan. Lefteris, main FSLabs developer, further added on the FSLabs forums instructions on how to use the ATSU with this new feature.
For those readers who don’t know it, Simbrief is a powerful online flight planner that is compatible with most add-ons on the market. Simbrief has a default old AIRAC database, but can be linked to your Navigraph account in order to generate flightplans with the latest data. It can export data to numerous formats, whether your add-on is on X-Plane, P3D and now MSFS. Constantly improved and updated, Simbrief has become a must-have for simmer looking for a closer to reality flight planner.