Blue Bird Simulations announces the Boeing 767 for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Blue Bird Simulations managed to get decent hype going on for its upcoming Boeing 757, which has been in development for a while and remains scheduled for a release later this year. The 757 has been teased a few times already, from static shots to actual videos where it shows up as a fairly functional machine. With that project well underway, Blue Bird Simulations decided to end the year with a surprising teaser for a new airliner: the Boeing 767!
You may be surprised to hear about a second product announcement from a development team that is still nearly a year away (if all goes well…) from delivering its first product for MSFS. But, the fact is that the 767 is a logical choice for a second aircraft from Blue Bird Simulations, seeing how much it shares with its skinnier brother. After all, Boeing developed the two airplanes simultaneously, and there’s virtually no difference between the two, except for the 767’s wider fuselage and consequential effects in handling and performance.
Sensing that the community might be wondering about the claims from Blue Bird Simulations about their capabilities to develop two complex airplanes, the lead developer at BBS came to public to dismiss those concerns. The community was reassured that there’s actually a lot of experience in the team’s ranks, with several developers working on both projects and amassing over 50 years of combined experience working in the industry!
This, however, doesn’t mean that the 757 is being developed as a so-called “study-level” aircraft. This has been reiterated several times already, but it’s a subject that continues to surface every time this project comes into the spotlight. Blue Bird Simulations’ goal with the 757 for MSFS is to have an aircraft that operates realistically under normal flight operations, which means accurate flight dynamics, engine performance, FMS, etc. Deep, but approachable to new users. What does that mean? Unclear for now, but there’s still a lot of time until the release for the developers to adequately explain the product and its features… nevertheless, its autopilot capabilities seem pretty good!
Blue Bird Simulations’ full remarks about its 757 can be found on the company’s Facebook page. As for the 767, there’s not much to know about that particular undertaking, even if it’s somewhat safe to assume that it will be faster to the finish line, considering that much of the work being done for the 757’s systems can be re-used for the 767. But surely we’ll have more details about that soon… stay tuned!