Microsoft Flight Simulator Free Airbus A220 Gets Impressive Video; New Airports Released

Published: April 22, 2023 3:54 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A220

Today third-party developers provided development updates, footage, and screenshots of upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while two airports have been released. 

We start with today's big event, a full-fledged development update livestream from Synaptic Simulations, which is currently working on a high-fidelity Airbus A220 which will also be free, and you can't go wrong with free, can you?


The studio provided a look at the external and flight deck models. While they aren't yet textured, they have been defined as final. We also get to take a look at several systems including a moving airport map, the EICAS, and more. 

While we don't have a release date just yet, this aircraft is extremely promising and you can watch the video below (including a detailed Q&A session at the end). You can also follow development on the developer's Discord server

As a bonus, we also get a new trailer.


Next is a brand new and extensive batch of screenshots of Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ESSA) by Orbx, the main international airport serving the capital of Sweden. The screenshots focus on the cargo area. We also learn that the airport includes 17 different cargo container liveries and models.


More screenshots come from VueloSimple showing progress on Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (SANT) serving San Miguel de Tucumán in Argentina. This airport is coming "soon."


Moving on to releases, Uk2000 Scenery launched Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ) in the United States. It's currently available on the developer's own store for £8.99 offering the following.


  • Full detail Buildings
  • Realistic Ground Markings
  • Hi Res ground image
  • Stunning Night Effects
  • High details Airport Vehicles
  • Excellent Frame Rates
  • Full set of signs
  • Fencing
  • Vegetation
  • PBR Materials
  • Optional Static aircraft 

Last, but not least, Northern Sky Studio released another of its beautifully-detailed airports in Alaska, Wrangell Airport (PAWG).

It's currently available on Simmarket for $14.74. 


  • The most detailed replica of airport buildings and vehicles
  • Custom surroundings
  • All materials created for full PBR
  • Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on all airport buildings
  • High-resolution building textures
  • Use of native, highly efficient gITF models
  • Custom orthophoto for the airport and surrounding areas

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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