Microsoft Flight Simulator Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 Beta & Multiple Airports Released

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator News: the Beta of the Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 has been released; Juan Santamaría, Calais–Dunkerque Airport, and Tucurui Airports have also been launched. 😎


Published: May 11, 2023 11:32 PM /

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Microsoft and third-party developers had some relevant releases to share today for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

We start with Microsoft, which launched the highly-anticipated beta of the Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 detailed a few days ago. The centerpieces of the update are the overhauled Boeing 787 and 747, adding a level of detail that is unprecedented in default aircraft in any other flight simulator thanks to the work of Working Title. The update also includes tweaks to the Garmin G3000 / G5000 and Garmin GNS430W / GNS530W avionics suites. 

You can find the full patch 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 scheduled to release on June 23.   

Speaking of third-party releases, V Pilot launched Juan Santamaría International Airport (MROC), serving San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

At the moment, it has been released only on the official marketplace, so you'll have to find it there manually. The price is $16.49.

  • Main Terminal Building
  • Ground Markings and Textures
  • Main Parking Garage
  • Control Tower and Interior Radar
  • Domestic Terminal
  • Coopesa Hangars 1 and 2
  • New Fire Dept Building
  • DHL Cargo Building
  • DHL Airplane Wreckage
  • Base 2
  • Fuel Center
  • Santa Ana Eolic Park
  • Alajuelita Cross
  • Custom Jetways
  • Misc Lighting and Decoration 
 

FSDreamTeam released Calais–Dunkerque Airport (LFAC) in Northern France. This is also available only on the official marketplace for now, priced at $6.99.

 

Lastly, Onehundred Simulations released a small regional airport in Brazil, Tucuruí Airport (SBTU). It's available on Simmarket for $10.65.

  • 3D Modeled Objects and high detailed textures
  • Realistic Ground Layout
  • PBR Textures on all 3D Models
  • Actual Airport Layout
 

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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