Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A330, SR-71 Blackbird, & Salt Lake City Airport Get New Screenshots

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: the Airbus A330, the SR-71 Blackbird, and Salt Lake City Airport got new screenshots. Aerosoft will announce its next major aircraft project next week ūüėé


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Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A330 Turkish Airlines

Today third-party developers shared new screenshots about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including aircraft and scenery.

We start with Aerosoft, which showcased new images of the upcoming Airbus A330 from project manager Mathijs Kok and beta tester BaxterChico. While the aircraft doesn't have a release date just yet, we get to see the Turkish Airlines livery and a view of the wing with the flaps extended on top of a single screenshot of the SAS livery. 

Incidentally, we hear from Kok about the plans for support after release, including the fact that the next project will be announced next week. We already know that it'll be another Airbus, albeit the specific model has not been revealed yet.

"This A330ceo is our base model. All code made is intended to be used by all Airbus projects that will follow.  So after the A330ceo is released, the same team will continue working on the project. Not only to make the changes for the next aircraft but also to add features to the base code, which will be usable on all models. With the investment spread over more products, the cost comes down.

Now exactly what we will do depends on many things. Of course, we will need to extend and maintain the base code. There are things that simply will not make it in the initial release. But we have plans to extend the EFB, and something like RAAS is certainly possible. We need to see how many aircraft that we model actually have RAAS, though. I do not do polls or things like that, but we will definitely listen to suggestions! That's what this forum section is for!"

 

The next screenshot comes from Blackbird Simulations and features the developer's upcoming SR-71 Blackbird. Unfortunately, this comes on a sad occasion, as it was posted to celebrate the recent passing of well-known pilot Major Brian Shul. As such, please allow me to take the liberty to link you to something really cool, as a small additional homage. 

Blackbird mentions that Shul spent some time with one of Blackbird's developers as they worked on the aircraft. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator Blackbird

Lastly, Pacific Islands Simulation released new screenshots showing the terminal interior of Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC) in the US. The developer is targeting a release by the end of June. 

 

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 Airport, Orbx's Oslo Gardermoen Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.

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