The most popular variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner family, the 787-9, is coming to the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Horizon Simulations is going to bring this popular variant to life in hopefully the near future.
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Horizon Simulations made this announcement via their Twitter today, sharing two different images of the 787-9 variant in Microsoft Flight Simulator. It seems that there already were rumours of them working on this variant before, as their announcement message is styled as people would already know about it.
Horizon Simulations is responsible for the already popular Kuro 787-8, which with the recent aircraft and avionics update was enhanced further in version 2.0. We can expect this to be a freeware addition to the Asobo’s and Working Title’s default 787-10 that’s available in the Premium Deluxe version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Horizon Simulations further goes on mentioning that we are going to get some more details soon.
About Boeing 787-9
Boeing 787-9 is the middle-sized aircraft of the Dreamliner family. It was initially announced as Boeing 7E7 back in 2003 and entered service in 2014, with its first operator being Japan’s All Nippon Airways. Compared to the 787-8, it has a longer fuselage by six metres and a higher MTOW by 24 tonnes. Typically, it can accommodate 259 passengers and can cover over 14,000 kilometres of range.
In 2018 Australia’s Qantas completed its first non-stop scheduled flight between Australia and the UK, flying for over seventeen hours between Perth and London Heathrow. This aeroplane is still pushing the limits of aviation, and was already tested on Qantas’ Project Sunrise flight from Heathrow to Sydney, and from New York to Sydney. In 2020, Air Tahiti Nui broke the record and covered over 15,000 kilometres with this aeroplane between Papeete and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
The FSNews team is going to keep you in touch with any updates that might happen with this upcoming aircraft.