Orbx Burbank v2 for MSFS Released

Orbx announced through their Facebook page recently, that they released their rendition of Hollywood Burbank Airport v2. This is also a free upgrade for those who already own Burbank v1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The scenery is already available on their website or through the Orbx Central app. Orbx Burbank v2 costs approximately €17.84 including all the taxes. Orbx also wrote in the Facebook post that this is an advanced version of the scenery, built on techniques perfected over the last 18 months.

Among the main features, users can find ultra-HD textures, PBR materials, as well as unique ground services. Furthermore, there also are sloped runways with realistic elevation. Also, Orbx included the new apron expansion in the scenery.

As Orbx is well-known for their impressive surroundings, custom vegetation, grass and non-airside detailing are in this rendition as well. The overall size of the scenery is 1.61 gigabytes when installed.

Features

  • Complete ultra-HD rendition of Hollywood Burbank Airport
  • Reworked ground poly using custom textures
  • Sloped runways with realistic elevation
  • New apron expansion
  • Custom modelling throughout, with complete PBR textures
  • Unique GSE and static aircraft fleet unique to Burbank
  • Custom vegetation, grass and non-airside detailing
  • New static aircraft with Control Panel option to remove

If you’d like to learn more about the work of Orbx, you can read our other article here.

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Orbx Releases Prague for XP11

Orbx has today announced through their Facebook page that they released their rendition of Prague Václav Havel Airport for X-Plane 11. This is the third Prague rendition ever released by Orbx. The other two ones are Orbx Prague for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D.

The developer didn’t announce work on this rendition before, and the community didn’t expect this release much. The scenery is now available through the Orbx website and Central app for approximately €19.36.

Among the main scenery features that users can find in this rendition included are high-quality PBR textures, custom ground poly, as well as SAM jetways. The developer also created custom animations for this scenery, giving it a better true-to-life effect. There are also 21 points of interest in the airport’s surrounding area.

Features

  • High-quality PBR textures
  • Custom ground poly
  • The current airport layout is fully updated with recent real-world changes
  • 21 POIs around the airport area
  • Custom animations
  • SAM jetways
  • Dynamic night lighting

Prague is the largest and busiest airport in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1937 and now serves as the main hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings. The airport has two main runways, while only one is regularly being used. Passengers can fly to many destinations across Europe and the United States from Prague. Some of those most important are London, Brussels, New York and Amsterdam.

If you’d like to learn more about Orbx Prague rendition for other simulators, you can read our other articles here.

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Fenix Sim Releases A320 for MSFS

After almost a year since the initial announcement Fenix Sim has released their rendition of the Airbus A320-214 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It was announced approximately an hour before the release through their Discord server.

Fenix Sim A320 is now available through their website for approximately €58.97. This rendition of one of the most famous Airbus aircraft promises full immersion of the aircraft.

The developers have used proprietary 3D scans of its real counterpart to make the model as realistic as possible. Furthermore, with all the capabilities of the Microsoft Flight Simulator’s SDK, there are much smaller but significant visual perks. To name a few, working vipers, dust on the displays, and much more.

System-wise, the rendition offers full lateral and vertical navigation systems, RNAV/RNP-AR capabilities, as well as supporting multiple ARINC424 leg types. Moreover, physical fluid dynamics and air-mass simulations are modelled.

Fenix Sim A320 also features 288 working circuit breakers and a complex failure system with over miscellaneous 200 failures. This allows flight simmers to not only fly from point A to point B, but also practice real-world emergency procedures.

If you’d like to learn more about Fenix Sim A320, you can read our other article here. Also, you can stay tuned for our first impressions of the aircraft.

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RDPresets Releases V2 of Rotterdam for MSFS and X-Plane

The developers at RDPresets have recently released the V2 of their rendition of Rotterdam The Hague Airport (EHRD). This scenery is available for Microsoft Flight Simulator and X-Plane. It will soon also be brought to Prepar3D. The team has completely redone the product.

The scenery features all of the usual features such as handcrafted 3D objects, terminal interior, PBR materials, etc. The team at RDPresets has brought to life the airport’s surroundings to give the user an even bigger immersion. The aeroclub, Hoog-Zestienhoven industrial area, hotels and even billboards have been modelled.

This airport is heaven for the fans of the Boeing 737. It is the most famous aircraft at Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Transavia and TUI operate 737 aircraft out of this airport. With the recent release of the PMDG 737 NG3, it is a perfect airport to fly to.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is the second busiest airport in the Netherlands. Transavia is the largest operator at the airport. It also serves for general aviation, air taxi, and skydiving.

This scenery is available for purchase through simMarket and the X-Plane.org store for 15,99 €. Users who have the V1 version for X-Plane can claim a 100% discount.

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Boundless Dublin for XP11 Released

Developer Boundless today released their highly anticipated rendition of Dublin Airport for X-Plane 11. They announced the release through their social media and the scenery is now available through their store for approximately €23.49.

Dublin Airport (EIDW) is the largest and busiest international airport in Ireland. It serves as the main hub for national airline Aer Lingus and it also is the home of low-cost carrier Ryanair. Currently, the airport has a major overhaul undergoing, which is going to add a second parallel runway and some new buildings around the area. Travellers can fly from this airport across the whole European continent, as well as America. Among the busiest routes, we can find London, Amsterdam, New York or even Atlanta.

According to the developer, this is their most ambitious project yet and it was almost three quarters of a year in development. Boundless promises an expansive rendition of the airport with detailed textures and great optimisation. Also, they included minor details like 3D people and 3D vegetation, to make the scenery feel more alive.

You can also watch an official YouTube Trailer for this scenery here:

Features

  • Up to date HD Ortho imagery sourced from August 2021
  • Fully custom terminals, airport buildings and nearby buildings
  • Includes all nearby farms, warehouses and business parks
  • Partial terminal interiors modelled
  • Custom 4K PBR SAM Jetways
  • Custom HD forests and vegetation
  • 3D volumetric Grass
  • 3D trees (FPS friendly)
  • Custom HD PBR vehicles (airside and landside)
  • Accurate layout as of early 2022
  • Optional HD PBR static aircraft (FPS Friendly)
  • 3D people at selected locations
  • Fully custom dynamic lighting reflecting real world lighting tones
  • 4K PBR ground textures – including reflective puddles and ‘wet look’ areas of aprons
  • Fully accurate ground markings – including accurately modelled cracks / wear & tear
  • Thousands of accurately placed objects and textures 
  • Full Traffic Global compatibility
  • Fully accurate airport layout referenced from latest charts
  • Airport charts included

If you’d like to learn more about Boundless Dublin development, you can read our exclusive insight article here.

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MK-Studios Cork for MSFS Released

MK-Studios has a few days ago released their rendition of Cork (EICK) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The developer announced the release of this scenery through their Facebook page.

Cork Airport is the second largest international airport in Ireland, after Dublin and ahead of Shannon. Passengers can travel from Shannon to destinations across Europe, such as Amsterdam, London or even Rovaniemi and Salzburg. It serves as a hub airport for Aer Lingus and Ryanair.

MK-Studios has done superb work on the scenery and included features such as PBR textures, satellite imagery for the surrounding area of the airport, and custom runway profiles.

Features

  • Cork Airport in very detailed rendition
  • High definition PBR textures
  • Satellite image for the airport area
  • High-resolution elevation data
  • Runway profiles

If you’d like to get this scenery, you can buy it through Orbx Central and the website for approximately €13.17. To learn more about MK-Studios, you can read our other article here.

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PMDG Releases 737-700 for MSFS

Presumably the most popular add-on among many flight simmers, PMDG 737, has today been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The release of PMDG 737 for MSFS has been highly anticipated by the community and now it is the first payware aircraft that brings modern IFR experience to the Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The release has been announced through their forums and the aircraft is now available at the price tag of $69.99 and all users who bought the NGXu upon its release in November and December 2019 got a $99.99 credit, which they can use to buy the aircraft or even other add-ons of their choice.

It has been mentioned that the next aircraft PMDG is willing to bring to the newest simulator platform is going to be the 777, towards which all of the development will be shifted once the entire line-up of the 737 will be released.

During the long process of bringing this aircraft to life in Microsoft Flight Simulator, PMDG went through many ups and downs. The constant updates of Microsoft Flight Simulator could make the developer’s life harder and the aircraft release has been delayed a few times.

As PMDG is a well-known high-quality aircraft developer, we could only expect precise features, that would perfectly imitate the PMDG’s 737 real-life counterpart. In this rendition, we can find accurate physics, detailed modelling with included cabin, fully programable FMC, and accurate fuel usage and handling.

Speaking of the external model features, the 737-700 variant offers a passenger variant with all three winglet types, a cargo variant, as well as a BBJ variant. There is also an eyebrow windows variant. Moreover, all pilots can customise the GPWS callouts, cockpit layout, number of seats and more to their liking.

If you are interested in learning more about the PMDG’s work, you can check out the PMDG DC-6, that has been released approximately a year ago.

You can purchase the addon through the PMDG’s website for the previously mentioned price of $69.99 until the -600 variant is released. Upon the -600 release, the price will increase to $74.99.

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Orbx Releases Great Britain North for MSFS

Orbx has taken to their Facebook page to announce the release of their second Landmark Region for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Great Britain North.

Orbx designed this addon particularly for pilots who like to discover and explore new regions. The developers brought to life hundreds of landmarks ready to be explored. Such as stadiums, bridges, churches and cathedrals or even military base installations and much more.

The product covers all the regions of Great Britain North, from the Isle of Man to the Shetland Islands. It covers busy cities such as Glasgow or Edinburgh and coastal towns like Dundee. The developers modelled over 600 points of interest. From Scottish highlands and the Lochs to the Outer Hebrides and a part of Northern Ireland.

This is Orbx’s second landmark region for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the first one was Great Britain Central. If you wish to learn more about Orbx’s new development, I suggest you take a look at Randall’s article here.

The Orbx Great Britain North is available for purchase through the ORBX website and Central for €12,19.

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Globall Art Releases São Paulo Airport for X-Plane

The developers at Globall Art have taken to their Facebook page to announce the release of their rendition of São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (SBGR) for X-Plane.

The scenery features an accurate replica of the very distinguishable airport in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. The developers have brought to life the interior of terminals two and three as well as the surroundings of the airport.

The user will be able to experience full immersion thanks to the Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS). The product features static objects, vehicles and aircraft. The development of this product is based on original references and plans.

São Paulo/Guarulhos is one of the busiest airports in Brazil and Latin America. It operates both passenger and cargo flights. It is served by almost all of the major airlines in the world such as Iberia, KLM, British Airways or Air France. This airport is a hub for GOL and LATAM.

Globall Art is behind six sceneries for X-Plane. All of their products are located in Brazil and Canada.

The Globall Art Guarulhos Airport is available for purchase at the X-Plane.org store for $24.95.

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Drzewiecki Design Releases Bydgoszcz for MSFS

Drzewiecki Design has today released their rendition of Bydgoszcz airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The developer announced the release through their Facebook page and other social media. It is another rendition the developer brought from the ESP platform simulators.

Bydgoszcz Airport (EPBY) was established during the first world war and started serving as a civil airport in 1929. Nowadays, the airport has a new modern terminal building, that was built in 2004. Travellers can enjoy flights across Europe, namely by low-cost airline carriers.

Drzewiecki Design has done a superb job on this airport rendition. An extensive description of the airport found on their website describes the airport and its features in detail. The developer included 4K textures or PBR materials. Furthermore, the scenery is well optimized. Moreover, the scenery includes a 3D interior of the tower and terminal, which makes the scenery look more alive.

Features

  • A high-quality model of EPBY Bydgoszcz Airport, featuring the up-to-date version with extensive details throughout the whole airport
  • FPS-friendly design, with epic night textures, dynamic lighting and PBR materials
  • High definition mesh including exact runway profile
  • Performance-friendly interior modelling at terminal buildings, control tower and hangars, advanced night lighting, custom animations, sound effects
  • Bydgoszcz City landmarks included

The scenery can be bought through various online publishers. However, we strongly recommend getting it through Orbx website and Central, for approximately €9.01. If you’d like to learn more about Drzewiecki Design, you can read our other article here.

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