Aerosoft have finally announced initial release details regarding their upcoming Airbus Professional series (318/319/320/321/330). The first release date set for June 26, 2018 is to include the Airbus 318 and 319 variants only. Approximately two months thereafter, the Airbus 320 and 321 models are expected for release. Following these two releases, approximately one month thereafter, the first service pack is expected. In regards to the Airbus 330 model, no date has officially been finalized although release is expected before year end, perhaps in the autumn period.
A brief selection of screenshots have been included below showcasing the coming product.
There is a massive level of excitement for this release, lets hope the aircraft lives up to all the hype! As with most products at this level of sophistication, multiple service packs are likely going to be required to get everything sufficiently dialed in. There will be a discount or some type of accommodation for those who purchase the initial release and choose to purchase the others as they come available – details are to follow at a later date.
The release date announcement by Mathijs Kok of Aerosoft can be seen via page 62 (part 5) of the official preview thread. You may note that Mathijs has hidden the actual release date by way of using the same colour font as the background, you will need to highlight the area immediately after the final sentence. However, in saying this, the full announcement posting can be seen below.
News from the Tuesday meeting…. as always it is mix of good, okay and bad.
The good thing is that systems and propulsion are progressing fine. we are down to smaller stuff like oil burn implementation (burn factor: CFM 0,5 qt/hr, IAE 0,3 qt/hr) (automatically reset on reloading the aircraft, we are not planning a maintenance module). Also good is that we’ll have some super new voices for the checklists etc. Also small perfections like the cockpit lights that only should be active on the left side when the aircraft is on battery are now done.
The less good is that the MCDU, FMS and AP still have bigger issues to sort out. There is progress but testing of these things take ages. Certainly the MCDU is complex as this is by far the most complex bit of code we have ever done. As before we are sure this is the most advanced Airbus MCDU you will see in the sim.
We also decided on all prices, updates boxes, what manual will be printed, what boxes we’ll do, what’s needs to be translated (as before we’ll release in English, German, French and Spanish (Italian and Turkish are considered) and for that I will start a new Preview Topic later this week. As always that long list of things we need to complete before we can release and that has little to do with the actual coding.
We have also set a release date that is non-negotiable. It’s June 26th.
Anyways, mark your calendar, it’s coming! Finally, if you’d like to follow the most recent happenings with regards to this project, visit the latest page of official preview thread (part 5) via the Aerosoft forums.
*Images courtesy of Aerosoft.