Despite American Airlines flying their final MD80 flight yesterday, within our simulators, the aircraft lives on. Thanks to Leonardo Softhouse, the aircraft in Prepar3D has seen multiple updates since its original release, which has included a range of new features such as PBR materials, additional options, an icing model and much more. Continuing to push the aircraft’s complexity and functionality, developers Leonardo Softhouse continue to update the aircraft with a large update coming soon for the series of aircraft. All of this information was confirmed to us via the developer and hosted in a private Facebook group.
New features include new cockpit customisations in the Airliner Options, along with a new Canadian Marconi CMS-900 and PMS system has been added. Furthermore, the sounds of the aircraft will improve also with new sounds for the spoiler extension during flight and also the slat aerodynamic sounds. A handful of fixes will also make their way into the update once it has been released.
The update will, as usual, be free of charge for customers once it has been released. This update will only be available for customers using the Prepar3D V4 version. You can check out a range of screenshots relating to the update above.