The A330 continues to be the most high-profile project currently under work at Aerosoft (that we know off…), with the last expectations pointing to a release later this year “for sure“. We’ll see how that will go but, in the meantime, we’ve got some fresh previews to share with you!
Aerosoft’s Mathijs Kok continues to regularly provide short development updates in the studio’s public forums, which we’ve brought you before in the form preview screenshots and details about the product’s features.
Lately, Mathijs hasn’t shared too much in terms of visuals, but this week we did get a superb early look into some of the functionality that is being included in the EFB. This video, which you can see below, showcases the nicely-designed interface, the SimBrief and charts integration, some customizability settings, and more:
While still a work-in-progress, it’s clear already that the A330’s EFB will be a powerful tool for MSFS simmers. The full SimBrief integration is very welcome, but users who don’t use the service will also have the possibility to fetch weather reports for specified airports.
The video also showcases the simulated boarding process, which is a part of the Weight & Balance screen. Here, simmers can manage fuel and passenger/cargo loads. The A330’s EFB also includes the ability to display NavDataPro and Navigraph charts!
Finally, this preview also shows us how the included pushback feature will work. It’s an easy and very intuitive interface, which presents the user with a bird’s-eye view of the aircraft. From here, it’s just a matter of clicking on the map to trace a path, which will be followed by the aircraft once the user pushes the start push button. Easy!
Aerosoft surely seems keen to bring us a distinctive product with the A330 for MSFS. As usual, we’ll continue to follow the team’s work on this project. Hopefully, later this year, we’ll have the chance to finally fly two new widebody airliners in Microsoft Flight Simulator… the A310, at least, is set for launch in November!