FlightFactor Further Improves A320 Performance

Known for the high system requirements, FlightFactor’s A320 simulation for X-Plane 11 received a new update today focusing on improving the end-user experience.

The new version 1.2.7 of the aircraft, still in BETA, comes with serious optimization steps for the better overall performance of the addon. The developers have also focused on the EFB by reworking some of the assets to achieve better performance while browsing through the interface.

Thus, users should have easier life while using the addon even on slower systems.

Other than that, the update also comes with an array of various fixes concentrating on the general stability of the aircraft. Needless to say, the complete changelog can be found at the end of the article.

If you want to update, you can easily do so through the included X-Updater utility. However, keep in mind, that it is not a new stable version release, however, a beta version release available to all owners.

You can purchase the FlightFactor A320 for X-Plane 11 through the X-Plane.org Store for $89.95, or about €85 when in not discount.

FlightFactor is currently far from not active. While working on their addons for X-Plane 12, they have also recently teased the -400 variant of the 767 as a potential expansion to the current 767 for X-Plane.

Changelog

Improvements:

  • serious optimization for better overral FPS
  • better EFB performance
  • implemented PROG REPORT page

Fixes:

  • restored A320 functioning for MacOS by disabling cockpit EFB
  • for other OSes added possibility to switchoff cockpit EFB if necessary
  • aircraft cannot enter NAV mode after making DIR-TO from HDG mode
  • DIR-TO page contains identical points if holding pattern ahead
  • fixed spontaneous crash when DIR-TO legs and HOLDs present on flight plan
  • cannot set HOLDs inbound course if flight plan contains discontinuity after HOLD point
  • T-P position is not continuously updated on temporary flight plan
  • plane sometimes freezes when using EFB in external browser

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