Black Box Simulation has confirmed they will be bringing their Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander to Microsoft Flight Simulator soon. The BN-2 Islander is a twin-engine aircraft that was first introduced in the 1960s and used regularly for island hopping and exploring more remote areas of the world. The British aircraft is incredibly versatile and has been in production for over 50 years.
The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander has been built from the ground up for the new simulator with all new modelling and system depth. How detailed that will be is yet to be known as the post from BBS was fairly vague. That said, they did confirm that they are just testing the final few things and that the testers are currently working to ensure it’s ready for release. Whilst the forum post lacked details, Black Box Simulations’ Graham did share a handful of teasers highlighting features such as PBR usage, animated doors and detailed external modelling.
As mentioned, the BN-2 Islander can traverse a range of terrain and operate a number of flights. With that in mind, BBS did not give a clear indication on whether this product will include different varients or equipment options.
It is confirmed they are days away from a release, so once we learn more, we’ll let you know. Black Box Simulation confirmed that the BN-2 Islander will first release on their store and then from the Marketplace in the future.
Sadly those waiting on a new update for their Airbus series will have to continue waiting as nothing new was mentioned about it. That said, the team have been regularly updating their Cessna L-19 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Update 5th May 2021 – Minor corrections to the article to reflect the aircraft type.