Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A330 Gets New Screenshots; New Beta Update & More Released

Published: May 19, 2023 12:39 AM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A330

Today both Microsoft itself and third-party developers had relevant news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator and its add-ons.

We start with Microsoft, which released a new beta version of the upcoming Aircraft & Avionics Update 2, numbered


The update brings a lot of updates and changes to the Boeing 787-10 and the Boeing 747-8i, which are going to be the centerpiece of the update, but there are also some tweaks done to the glass cockpit avionics for general aviation aircraft. 

You can find the full update notes on the official forums. As usual, do keep in mind that this is a beta, so issues are expected. If you'd rather wait for the stable version, it's still scheduled to release on June 23.   

Next, we get a new look at the Airbus A330 by Aerosoft, including some by beta tester BlackLiverieZ. While we still don't have a release date, it certainly seems to be coming closer and closer to completion.


An interesting couple of releases came for Xbox users on the official marketplace from Parallel 42. The Campout add-on has been available for PC for quite a while, but now you can enjoy it on Xbox. Personally, I feel it's actually even more appropriate for the console version, which has less room for ultra-complex airliner simulation and lends itself more to relaxing flights on smaller general aviation aircraft. 

It's a very flexible add-on that lets you bring camping equipment with you when you fly, and after you land somewhere in the countryside, you can set down your little camp to enjoy the wilderness. It's available on the official marketplace for $14.99. On top of this, one of Parallel 42's bush flying scenery, Mr. Goodbar, has also been released, and it's available for $4.99. It's pretty much perfect for camping, so you can combine the two, albeit the scenery isn't required because you can camp out literally anywhere in the world. 

You can find trailers for both products below.


Last, but not least, Wingsim released Las Brujas Airport (SKCZ) serving Corozal in Colombia. You can find it on Simmarket for $9.24 and check out a few screenshots of this small but scenic airport below.


Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including Game Pass. If you'd like to learn more, you should stay tuned on TechRaptor as we have daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim. We have also recently interviewed Microsoft's Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" and iniBuilds' CEO Ubaid Mussa on the work of the popular third-party developer. If you're interested in reviews, you can check out iniBuilds' New York-JFK AirportOrbx's Oslo Gardermoen Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.




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