Microsoft Flight Simulator Aircraft & Avionics Update 2, Bologna, & Annaba Airports Released

Published: June 23, 2023 12:56 AM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Boeing 787 in Tokyo Narita with ANA livery

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

We start with the Aircraft & Avionics Update 2, which includes large improvements to the Boeing 787 and 747, on top of the Garmin avionics, and fixes aplenty for the Cessna Citations (CJ4 and Longitude). You can find the full patch notes on the official forums

We also hear about telemetry that has been implemented to find a slippery bandwidth issue that has affected many players.

In Aircraft & Avionics Update 02, we added new telemetry to help investigate the “bandwidth is too low” and connection loss issues that users in the community have reported. While the investigation is ongoing, thanks to data gathered during the beta we were able to narrow down the search. For example, we now understand the issues are not limited to specific regions or locations. With the global release of AAU 02 this week, we’ll have the opportunity to gather data on a larger scale and continue working towards a solution.

Last, but not least, a big 1.0.20 update has been released for the excellent ATR 42/72, with plenty of fixes and additional functionality. You can find the full patch notes on the official forums

Moving on to third-party developers, MK Studios released Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (LIPE) in Italy. This relevant destination in the north of the country is currently available on Simmarket for $17.42 and a release on Orbx Direct should also be forthcoming.

  • High-fidelity rendition of Bologna Airport built from the ground up
  • Main terminal interiors modeled
  • Landside buildings and significant POIs near the airport
  • Custom GSE vehicles
  • Optimized to MSFS performance guidelines for PC and Xbox
  • Compatible with most aircraft AI plug-ins

We also get a release from SimSoft, and it's Rabah Bitat Airport (DABB) serving Annaba in Algeria. It's currently available for $13.38 on Simmarket. 

  • High quality 3D objects
  • Realistic ground layout
  • Realistic stand names and locations
  • Realistic ground markings
  • Ground vehicles, objects and cars
  • Realistic airport environment
  • Night lighting

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 Orbx's Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen AirportsiniBuilds' New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.


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