Flight Simulator 2020 Week in Review - Lots of Releases

FlyByWire previews Airbus A380X for MSFS

As we already reported, FlyByWire - well known for the A320NX Enhancement Mod - shared new insights on their upcoming A380X for MSFS. The team released more insights during their fourth episode of FlyByWire's In the Hangar podcast, which you can listen to here. Preview of the A380X starts at 44:00 or click here to read more.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Dev Update

The massive World Update 3: United Kingdom & Ireland contains new aerials, new DEM, over 70 POIs, 5 airports, two landing challenges, and will also introduce 5 brand-new photogrammetry cities for your enjoyment. However, these new cities are causing a slight delay. Asobo is targeting the release one week later than originally planned, thus expecting February 2nd. First insights of the coming World Update 3 were shown on their weekly Dev Update. As we already know, this World Update will feature London City entirely in 3D.

Furthermore, a new nine minute long Feature Discovery Series has been released, which you can watch on YouTube. Sebastian Wloch, CEO of Asobo Studio, explains the physics behind the Aerodynamics in Flight Simulator and shows how accurately flight models and dynamics are calculated at a rate of fewer than 100 microseconds.

Whiskey Jet Simulations A220 Previews

As we know, Whiskey Jet Simulations has been in active development of an A220, planned to be launched for MSFS and FSX soon. A few days ago they shared further development progress, this time featuring their Airbus A220 at night. Additionally, they shared a video highlighting the engine and wing flex of the aircraft, which you can watch on their Facebook profile linked above.

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Releases of this Week

  • Aerosft Greater Moncton International Airport (CYQM)
    • This scenery depicts an extremely detailed recreation of Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport located 4 miles east northeast of downtown Moncton. Moncton is one of the three major urban centers in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

  • Justsim Palma de Mallorca Airport for MSFS
    • Palma de Mallorca Airport is an international airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Palma, Majorca, Spain, adjacent to the village of Can Pastilla. The airport on the Balearic Islands is Spain's third largest airport after Madrid–Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat.

  • ORBX Sandefjord Airport for MSFS
    • Torp Airport is a major Norwegian airport, located on the west side of the Oslofjord. It is linked with Oslo Gardermoen airport, serving mostly low-cost and charter carriers flying to destinations across Europe. Regular visitors include Wizzair, KLM, Ryanair and Widerøe.

  • DC Designs F-15 Eagles for MSFS
    • DC Designs are proud to announce their first aircraft collection for Microsoft Flight Simulator! This F-15 Eagle package includes four highly detailed MSFS models: the F-15C, D, E and I 'Ra'am' Eagles. All models have been coded with Microsoft Flight Simulator native 'Model Behaviors' animations and built to MSFS operational specifications to prevent issues with future simulator upgrades.

  • Prealsoft Paris Landmarks for MSFS
    • Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,148,271 residents as of 2020, in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and arts.

  • WSSS Singapore Changi Airport
    • Singapore Changi Airport, commonly known as Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS), is a major civilian airport that serves Singapore, and is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia. It is currently rated the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax for the seventh consecutive year since 2013.
  • AUscene Ayers Rock for MSFS
    • Located in the heart of Outback Australia, Ayers Rock Airport (also known as Connellan Airport) is your gateway to discover Uluru! a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The airport has been developed to a high level of detail with many bespoke features for you to explore and discover.

  • ORBX Landmarks Paris City Pack
    • Paris, the capital of France, has been one of Europe's major centres of diplomacy, finance, commerce, fashion, science and the arts for the past 300 years. Paris is known for having beauty, elegance, and for being a boldly romantic city. Our TrueEarth team, led by the legendary Tony Wroblewski, have packaged together 200 Points of Interest (POI) with 15 being at high-detail.

  • UK2000 Glasgow 2020HD MSFS
    • Glasgow International Airport (EGPF) serves west Scotland and Glasgow. The airport began it's life in 1932 as a HMS air station at Abbotsinch. Today Glasgow is the busiest of the three main Scottish airports, with passengers expected to exceed 10 million a year very soon. Glasgow 2020HD uses high resolution photo real textures and models to take advantage of modern graphics card capabilities and new flight sim shaders.

  • Onfinal Studio Berlevåg Airport
    • Berlevåg Airport is a small regional airport located in the northernmost corner of Norway. The airport features a 880 meter runway and a terminal building. Widerøe provides scheduled connections utilizing their dash 8-200 and -100 aircraft, to the other airports in the area including Båtsfjord airport ENBS and Kirkenes airport ENKR.

Comments 14

  • Hi there, sometimes and out of sudden the sim crashes does anybody know the reason. Is it a problem in the application or I need to do something?

    • I have reset ALL settings to default and it has fixed random crashes. It is also possible a slow network connection/downloads can cause the sim to hang. ( try a reboot of computer first )

  • Has anyone planned on releasing the Q400?

  • any word on the CRJ?

  • does anyone know how to set trustmaster joystick to fly grumman gooze a/c in best way :?:

  • Bonsoir..ya t'il un projet pour des aéroports de Russie?

  • the f15 still has trouble starting both engines,,so be patient ,,start 1 at a time,,and in landing try too,,lol

  • Will the A220 be freeware?

    • Payware they said it on there facebook page

    • There is another A220 project which is freeware though. I don't know how close it is to a release.

  • Thx for updates

  • And Easy Way to keep updated - Thanks so much 😃👍👏

  • Thanks nice update/overview.

  • Sorry for the misconfiguration, commenting is now enabled! ☺️