Today Microsoft released a major update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while third-party developers had news to share about their add-ons.
We start with the launch of the Aircraft & Avionics Update 1 for the simulator, which made it out of beta testing and onto the live version just in time for its announced January release. It's numbered 126.96.36.199 and it comes with some great changes.
Basically, it overhauls the avionics and systems of the Cessna Citation CJ4, Cessna Citation Longitude, Daher TBM 930 on top of the Garmin GNS 430W, GNS 530W, G3000, and G5000 to make them much closer to reality in basically every way, enabling a level of system complexity that basically has no rivals among default aircraft in any flight simulator on the market.
The update is already available and you can download it now. You can also read the full patch notes here.
Next, BlueBird Simulations released a new video of the upcoming Boeing 757 via one of its technical advisors, YouTube user Ehviator. The video provides a look at some of the aircraft's details, alongside interesting information that many may not know.
Next, Simnord released a few new screenshots at its Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (EKCH) in Denmark. This time, we get to see Finger A and the adjoining buildings, which are "largely finished." This developer certainly has guts to compete with the existing version by FlyTampa, but competition is certainly good.
You can see the progress below.
Moving on to something completely different, SeaFront Simulations announced another addition to its growing Vessels series, this time focusing on Madeira and the nearby island of Port Santo. The package promises "150 boats traveling around the coastlines, cargo shipping, full marinas, typical colorful fishing boats and moving, landable cruise ships."
It'll release soon on Orbx Direct and on the official marketplace both for PC and Xbox.
We then take a look at two releases. The first, by Airwil Sceneries, is General Santos International Airport (RPMR) in the Philippines.
It's currently available for $9.04 plus applicable VAT on Simmarket and comes with the following:
- More than 100 custom handcrafted objects/buildings
- Close to real-life rendition of the brand new General Santos International Airport Terminal (with interior modeling)
- Tambler Control Tower Cab (with interior modeling)
- Highly detailed landside (parking area)
- Custom ground paint textures
- Close to real-life rendition of the airport's runway
- Filipino Houses
- Filipino Jeepneys
- Filipino Buses
- SOX 3d signage
- Manny Pacquiao Billboard
- GSX compatible
- FSLTL compatible
Lastly, Shadescene released Labuan Airport (WBKL) in Malaysia. You can purchase it on Simmarket for $9.80 plus applicable VAT.
Here's what you get:
- Custom terraforming
- Custom scenery objects for the Terminal, Hangar, and more
- Animated radar tower
- Air Force and Special Operation Air Wing spawn points.
- Moderate terminal interior details.
- Hand-placed Taxiways and Runway light system. Taxiways center, Taxiways edge, Runway light system, etc.
- Full Day/Night lighting.
- Hand-crafted ground markings and textures.
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 host daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim.