Development team iniBuilds has shared a brand new development blog post on their forums highlighting progress with their previously announced Beluga and A310-300 ON THE LINE projects, along with announcing a brand new scenery product.
It is said that development for the upcoming A300 BelugaST is progressing well and that the product is now in beta testing. iniBuilds said that the product takes the “A300 series further with some excellent features” as part of the upcoming BelugaST product. One of those new features appears to be SimBrief integration and a functional ACARS from within the FMS. The post also said that each element has been improved or refined from the original A300-600R(F) product and those changes will be brought to the product in due course throughout the year.
Furthermore, new previews for Hawarden Airport has been shared. iniBuilds has commissioned Zero Dollar Payware to create a freeware version of Hawarden Airport (EGNR), which is a primary airport as part of Airbus’ factory network. The Beluga often operates to and from the airport and the short runway will give a pilot any challenge. A fictional apron is also going to be included as a separate version to ensure that multiple pilots can land without congestion or holds as the real-world airport can only handle one Beluga every 30 minutes.
A310-300 ON THE LINE
Whilst the Beluga appears to be close to release, the team continues to also push ahead with the A310-300 ON THE LINE for X-Plane 11. Since the initial announcement, the team has been “overwhelmed” by the support from the community and as such, have confirmed that a series of expansion packs will be released for free. In total, three will be released for free, with the first being confirmed to be the A310 MRTT. The team say this is not only an exterior visual change but that a custom cabin will be included.
iniScene Beauvais (LFOB)
iniScene has announced that they are developing Beauvais Airport. The team are collaborating with ADM Simulations to create the French Airport which is frequented by low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air. Beauvais Airport will first be released for Microsoft Flight Simulator followed by X-Plane 11. Two renders of the mid-development product were shared.
iniScene Shoreham Airport (EGKA)
The team finally confirmed that a new update for Shoreham Airport (EGKA) is in the works. The new update will bring a range of changes including re-modelled terminal building, new landside road and parking textures, fuel pump models and also weathering textures for those older outer buildings. In addition, the airport will be made compatible with the latest update from Microsoft. The new update will be released via the iniBuilds store and then within a month on the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. The full list of changes is below.