Microsoft Flight Simulator Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 Gets New Beta Version With Plenty of Changes

Published: May 31, 2023 1:29 AM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Lufthansa 747-8i at Toronto Airport

Both Microsoft and third-party developers had news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator and its add-ons, including a new release.

We start with the Aircraft & Avionics Update 2which received a new beta version from Microsoft.  It includes plenty of new features for Garmin avionics, the Boeing 787-10, Boeing 747-8i, the Cessna Citation CJ4, the Cessna Citation Longitude, and more. 

The new version numbered has extensive patch notes that you can check out on the official forums. Do keep in mind that this is still a beta, so you should expect issues as it is intended for playtesting. If you'd rather have a smoother experience, you can wait for the full release expected on June 23.

Next, we get two more screenshots of the upcoming East Midlands Airport (EGNX) in the UK by Pyreegue, showing off the DHL terminal.

Microsoft Flight Simulator East Midlands

Microsoft Flight Simulator East Midlands

A new release came from and it's Lombok International Airport (WADL) in Indonesia, also known as Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport.

It's currently available on Simmarket for $11.93, promising the following. 

  • FPS Friendly
  • Detailed building ground etc
  • PBR
  • Custom Imagery
  • Latest Ground Layout
  • Interior

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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