Editorial: PMDG’s Three Year 777 Update


The Boeing 777-200ER is arguably one of the most requested add-ons from PMDG ever since they released their 200LR/F Base Package. Though the 200LR is certainly a very beautiful long-hauler, many fans have always been wondering why PMDG opted to model this variant of the Boeing 777 over the 200ER version of the plane, which is much more widespread in use with different airlines all over the world.

For years, it seemed we would not be getting a decent 200ER in our simulations. That was until Captain Sim came to answer the call and created their Boeing 777 Captain II package. That’s when most people collectively decided they didn’t want a 200ER after all, or at least, a 200ER of a certain quality that Captain Sim perhaps did not provide.

And so fans of the 200ER would have to wait almost two more years after that before PMDG released their 200ER. The release of the 200ER was certainly received rather controversially by many. Amidst a general 777 family update, a 200ER expansion pack with three new engine types and an EFB, many simmers were upset with the pricing, PMDG’s release strategy or more. I will admit that I myself certainly felt some confusion over both, so I decided to go on our website and find old news articles and corresponding PMDG announcements to create a timeline and see how we got to the point we are at today.

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Flight Sim Labs EFB and External Device: The FSElite Tutorial

In this tutorial video, we'll show you some of the core features and functionality of the new EFB included with the Flight Sim Labs A32X Sharklets. Alongside that, we'll show you how to get the EFB on any external device. Read more about the Flight Sim Labs A32X-X Sharklet here. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:01:03 - Overview of Functionality 00:06:35
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Just Flight 146 Professional Updated to Version 1.06, Adds EFB

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A brand new update for the Just Flight 146 Professional has been released, bringing all-new features and bug fixes to the Prepar3D aircraft. The new update, version 1.06, adds an EFB to the cockpit, along with adding new views, further GSX compatibility and also various FMC fixes and changes. The biggest change with the update is the addition of a
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Leonardo Software EFB Update Out

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Leonardo Softhouse have released their much anticipated Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) update for their MD-80 series add-on. This new version is the open beta 17b722. In addition to the EFB, the PBR textures of the cockpit have been tuned, and several logics were revised. As to reflect the new changes, new PFPX profiles have been created and added to the
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SimToolkitPro Version 0.6 Now Available

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SimToolkitPro, known as the all-in-one EFB, is now available as version 0.6. The EFB tool enables simmers to plan flights, view weather, keep track of their progress and see how other virtual pilots are getting on with their flights. Version 0.6 has been teased for a month now and comes complete with new features, functionality and more. As described back
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Leonardo Previews EFB in the MD-80

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Leonardo Softhouse has shared on a dedicated Facebook page screenshots and a short video of their upcoming Electronic Flight Bag for their FlyTheMaddogX add-on. The previews shows the EFB in use with the Navigraph Charts. Stefano Porrà, one of the Leonardo developers, further stated that the EFB would include a take-off performance calculator. The full list of feature will be announced later.

On a side note, the developer further added will be given for FREE to all users (64 bits) through an update, and not included in an upcoming Training Edition, hinting in this way what the next expansion would be for the FlyTheMaddogX. No further details regarding this expansion were given either.

Make sure to stay tune on FSElite for further exciting news regarding the Leonardo FlyTheMaddogX.

If you don’t already own these aircraft, you can pick up the base packs from simMarket in a cost range varying from €57 to €95 depending on which variant you wish to buy.

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Maddog X Shared Cockpit Release, Teases EFB, P3D V5 Compatibility

Leonardo Softhouse has been busy in the previous weeks, with the official release of the shared cockpit function and version 1.6b557. The shared cockpit function has been released as a public beta about three weeks ago, but still needed some small adjustment. The version is now final and new full installers have been released to Simmarket. In addition to the
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SimToolKitPro: The FSElite First Look

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SimToolKitPro is one of those programs that repeatedly made me go, Wow! Not only is this tool a virtual logbook, but also an EFB (electronic flight bag). You can not only plan your flight from directly in the app with the SimBrief integration, but you can also make changed to the flight plan within the program and preview what those
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Aerosoft Comments on Upcoming A330 Release Including EFB

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Developer of the much-anticipated A330, Aerosoft's Mathijs Kok has published details on the Aerosoft forum regarding the Electronic Flight Bag for the upcoming Airbus A330 for P3D. Mathijs started by posting a screenshot of the Elecronic Flight Bag in action from the flight deck of the A330. The screenshot shows the final layout of the EFB that includes main tabs
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AivlaSoft Announces EFB Compatibility for X-Plane

AivlaSoft has announced over on their forum that their EFB is now available for X-Plane. The utility has impressive features including flight charts, vertical guidance, weather and more. The EFB also includes custom checklist features that allow you to customise the checklists to your prefered company's procedures. The charts functionality allows you to accurately find your aircraft in the air and
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