Back in October, we revealed a range of details regarding the update for the FlightSimLabs A320-X. Although we were originally told it would be out towards the end of 2018, work has been continuing on implementing a range of brand new features. The update, so far, will be quite extensive.
On the FlightSimLabs’ forums, Andy Wilson gave a brief glimpse into what the new update looks like so far. Along with the details, three new screenshots were shared.
The first screenshot showcases the upcoming ATSU (Air Traffic Service Unit). With the upcoming update, you will be able to request pre-departure clearance (PDC) via a separate request page. In the example below, flight EZY13AQ was cleared by Munich with the departure clearance text you see in the MCDU. Andy says that “our simulation will now allow customers to follow real-world PDC/DCL procedures”. It was confirmed that this works for both VATSIM and IVAO.
The second preview screenshot is primarily of the icing indicator in the center post. As with the A319-X, icing will not just be visual, but it will impact the airframe itself. As a result, anti-icing measures need to be actioned to prevent you from having some issues with the aircraft.
Finally, as we mentioned in our article back in October, the A320-X is having a model overhaul. The third screenshot is of this new model with a repaint of easyJet from painter John Tavendale.