iniBuilds Releases London Heathrow for MSFS

After weeks of anticipation, iniBuilds has today released their largest and most complex project to date for Microsoft Flight Simulator as well as in general. Covering Britain’s busiest airport, London Heathrow International Airport (EGLL), the scenery comes with a notable amount of features.

The team spent endless hours ensuring that the scenery is done to the highest level of detail possible. That was achieved by featuring accurate models with high-resolution textures that make use of PBR materials. Of course, we can’t forget about the hand-correct orthoimagery which is present at the airport and its close vicinity.

Over ten thousand custom car models were scattered throughout parking lots outside the airport boundaries to give users that little additional detail. Moreover, there are over eighty custom points of interest in and out of the airport boundary. Some of them are even animated to make the scenery feel more alive.

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London Heathrow is a busy airport not only when it comes to air traffic but also ground service vehicle traffic. Thus, the developers have accurately represented and placed over four thousand various ground service equipment models throughout the scenery.

With so many objects and models, performance could have been an issue for simmers running lower-end machines. The iniBuilds team has prevented this using aggressive performance saving methods featuring meticulous optimization where possible throughout the scenery.

If you’re an Xbox user and you’re sceptical about whether will you be able to run the scenery, the answer is yes. The scenery is compatible with Xbox when purchased on the Microsoft Store.

Needless to day, there is a lot more the scenery has to offer, including custom made taxi signs, static British Airways Concorde model, or accurately placed ground markings to better navigate through the airport, for example. The complete feature list can be found below.

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If you want to purchase the scenery, you can do so through the iniBuilds website for about €21.58.

feature list

  • 80+ custom modelled and textured POIs and buildings in and out of the airport boundary with accurate PBR texturing.
  • 10,000+ custom iniScene car models scattered throughout parking lots outside of the airport boundary.
  • Aggressive performance saving methods featuring LOD model optimization (Level of Detail) and meticulous optimization where possible throughout the scenery.
  • Full Xbox compatibility and optimization when purchased on the Microsoft Store for Xbox.*
  • 5 accurately-placed jetway variations with realistic PBR texturing and animations.
  • Hand-made ground polygons featuring custom decals, dirt, taxi lines and ground markings.
  • Over 430 custom made and hand placed taxi signs dotted throughout the airfield as in the real world.
  • Main airport landsides with ground markings and lighting faithfully re-created.
  • British Airways Concorde G-BOAB faithfully recreated and on-display before runway 27L.
  • Over 2,500 individually placed accurately colour toned airport lights scattered around the terminals.
  • Accurate logos and real-world decals scattered throughout the airport to promote a true to life feeling.
  • Custom-created, accurate and known landside points of interest such as the landmark
  • Emirates A380 and Turkish Airlines roundabouts.
  • Hand-corrected, colour accurate ortho imagery.
  • Hand-placed bespoke ground service equipment at each gate featuring over 2,000+ containers, 2,000+ cargo dollies and a plethora of various static equipment.
  • Animated points of interest including radio towers and construction cranes.
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