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Cremonasoft Airbus A310: The FSElite Review


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We really are in the golden age of the classics within the X-Plane community at the moment. We’ve recently had FlyJSim update both their 732 Twinjet and 727 Series, while we have Felis working on a 747 Classic, along with Rotate’s MD-11 looking like it may make a release in 2019. We were also recently graced with the Cremonasoft A310, which was announced drawing much anticipation from the community looking to get into a classic Airbus. Following the release some days later, the criticism started flowing in. In this FSElite review, we’re going to take a closer look at the aircraft and find out if the criticism was justified.

The A310 was the successor to the first ETOPS-compliant aircraft, the A300. Both were designed for medium-to-long range use by Airbus, which was then a joint-venture between a number of European aerospace companies. Following the prototype’s maiden flight in 1982, Airbus sold 255 of the model to a number of commercial and military operators before being discontinued in 2007 and existing freighter orders being replaced with the A330-200F.

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Finally, X-Plane is getting a taste of old Airbus technology, as – courtesy of CremonaSoft – an A310 is announced. Being one of Airbus’ first developments, the A310 was first introduced in April 1983 with Swissair. With a range of 5,150nmi, the A310-304 is powered by two General Electric CF6-80C2 engines, which are set to be faithfully recreated in this product, among many other aspects of the aircraft:

  • Accurate 3D model (Including Guages and Cabin)
  • 4K and PBR textures
  • Door animations
  • Custom APU, electrical and pneumatic simulations
  • Fuel system logic simulation
  • Accurate weight distribution and flight model
  • Custom sounds
  • Airbus flight phase logic included
  • Custom PFD, ND and ECAM systems
  • Custom Vertical Velocity Indicator (VVI)
  • Independent pilot/ co-pilot electronics for shared cockpit operations
  • Multiple autopilot modes including autoland and Control Wheel Steering mode

CremonaSoft will also include a plethora of documentation as well as 5 default liveries:

  • Airbus House colours (F-WZLK)
  • Air Transat (C-GSAT)
  • Air Jamaica (N837AB)
  • S7 Airlines (VP-BSZ)
  • Luftwaffe, Hans Grade (10+26)

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