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PMDG 777-200ER Expansion Pack Released

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PMDG has just released the latest expansion for their Boeing 777 lineup, covering the much anticipated 777-200ER.

The PMDG 777 was first released back in 2013, covering only the -200LR and the freighter variant of the 777. Since then, many have asked PMDG to go back and add the -200ER to the 777 lineup, and now it has been released. The 777-200ER expansion brings three new airframes to the 777. Each engine variant has its own performance, sounds, flight deck differences, and more. The most notable new feature is the addition of the EFB to the -200ER. A full feature list can be found below.

Along with the 777-200ER expansion, a major update has been released for the 777 base package and 777-300ER expansion pack. This update includes updates to the fly-by-wire, flight models, PBR models for P3D v5, sounds, ground services, VNAV, and a whole bunch more. You can read the full list of updates done to the entire lineup here in RSR’s forum post. The update is free to all existing customers but will require a full redownload and reinstall of the entire PMDG 777 lineup.

The PMDG 777-200ER Expansion Pack is available for $77.72 USD from PMDG’s website.

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PMDG 777 Update and 777-200ER Beta Testing Previews

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Whilst the delay news of the 777 Update from PMDG may be unwelcome, the silver lining is that beta testers have been given the green light to now showcase the aircraft in action. The all-new previews shared for the upcoming 777 update and the 777-200ER Expansion pack highlight the plane in use with a variety of liveries and, for the
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PMDG Update Release Details

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PMDG's Robert Randazzo has made a quick statement on the PMDG forums informing users of the current status of the Boeing 777 update. The first thing he addresses is the release date. Previously, PMDG was aiming for a release date mid-February, somewhere between the 17th and the 24th. However, due to some minor small adjustments that were made, this window
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PMDG Hoping to Release 777 Update Mid-February

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A new post from PMDG put the long-awaited 777 updates with an estimated release date of mid-February. PMDG isn't typically known for announcing a release schedule, but the team continue to push ahead with the update to get it into the hands of simmers as soon as possible. In the latest post from Robert on the PMDG forums, he also
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PMDG Previews 777-200ER Expansion Package

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Robert Randazzo from PMDG has taken to the forums to update the flight sim community on the current development cycle for the 777 on Prepar3D. The update covers both the upcoming 777-200 LR/F and 777-300ER product updates, along with some of the first previews for the 777-200ER Expansion Package. He opened up the forum post by saying that throughout the
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PMDG Development Update; Boeing 777 Family News

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Over on the PMDG forums, PMDG’s Robert Randazzo has given us another status update regarding their development projects. It’s a big status update with a lot to take in, especially regarding the highly anticipated Boeing 777 family line products. Robert also draws some attention to the fact that PMDG released their first ever product 23 years ago this week.

MSFS Development

First things first is a status update on the ongoing development efforts to PMDG’s 737NG3. For anyone that has been keeping up to date with the progress of this project, it will come as no surprise that the news here is rather ‘there is no real news’. Development is on-going, and as Robert has previously announced, it’s not going very fast. As the team steadily makes progress, PMDG anticipates the potential release date still over a year from now.

Boeing 777 Family

More exciting news is there for the Boeing 777 family line products. After months of being teased with updates about what the team has been working on, Robert is now reporting that the 777 update will hopefully go into beta testing later today. If all the testing goes well, it can be delivered as a product update hopefully some time in December. This update would concern the PMDG 777 200 LR/F and 777-300ER products.

Following these products, PMDG hopes to finally release one of the most requested expansions for the 777: the 777-200ER – including 3 different engine options (Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce and GE) with each their own performance and sounds. The release of the 777-200ER will also see the addition of an EFB to the 777 product family, something PMDG will show us more of at a later point.

Last but not least on the 777 front, Robert announced that PMDG is ‘laying the groundwork’ for the Boeing 777X. He quickly follows this up by saying that the team does not have the data needed for it yet, but that they are working on that.

Global Flight Operations

Announced back in summer 2018, PMDG finally seems about ready to release their Global Flight Operations tool. Though the release will be gradual, and will only support Prepar3D and PMDG’s own 737NGXu, 777 and 747, it’s good to see we are finally getting closer to the point of release. The API that can be used by third parties, such as Aerosoft, to integrate GFO with their planes is still being worked on.

Prepar3D v5.1

Very brief news for Prepar3D v5.1: internal testing has not shown any reason to issue compatibility updates, indicating that you should be able to update to v5.1 and use PMDG’s supported products just fine. The team will probably make some small tweaks over time related to textures and reflections, but these are not urgent and PMDG wants to make sure that changes here will not break in a future update by Lockheed Martin.

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Infinite Flight 20.2 Released

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Mobile flight simulator users who fly on Infinite Flight will be pleased to know that the platform has been updated to version 20.2. Whilst the numbering may only be incremental, the update itself is significant and adds a host of new features, quality of life improvements and completely reworked aircraft. Starting with aircraft, the new update brings a major rework
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PMDG Development Update – NG3 in MSFS, 777 Update, and more

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Robert Randazzo has posted an update on the PMDG forums, giving us a lot of details about their upcoming products. Covering everything from Global Flight Operations, to the upcoming first Microsoft Flight Simulator release, let's dive right into it. NGXu Expansions The NGXu has two new expansions that are nearing completion. First is the NGXu Cargo Expansion. This product is
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PMDG Issues Statement Update for NGXu, 777 and More

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Robert Randazzo of PMDG has taken to the PMDG forums to issue an update on various products including the 737 NGXu, the 777 and also their DC-6. Whilst the update covers these aircraft, it's worth noting that none of these aircraft has received updates since the publication to his post. Starting with the PMDG 737NGXu update, Robert said that adding
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