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Rotate MD-80 1.3 Pro Released

The updated MD-80 is a accurate replica of the MD-88 variation featuring more advanced systems simulation .

The new version is compatible with X-Plane 11 beta and has lots of new features, including HOLD and PROGRESS MCDU pages and mousewheel support for X-Plane 10.51+

New additions include:

  • All switches and knobs are animated
  • New Custom sounds
  • Precise flight model and fine tuned engine performance
  • Developed with the advice and counseling from MD-80 licensed pilots
  • Works great on all three platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux

Custom Flight Management System (FMS) and Automatic Flight

  • Route, departures and arrivals procedures (SIDs and STARs)
  • Custom LNAV and VNAV. Climb, cruise and descend management with altitude and speed restrictions. ARINC424 instructions support
  • Save and load route to/from text file
  • Performance management, with complete VNAV profile calculation, including T/C, T/D, and time, fuel and altitude predictions
  • Takeoff and approach speed management
  • Custom Navigation Display with curved transitions and MAG/TRU operation
  • DFGC, Thrust Rating management (EPR modes) and Flight Mode Annunciator
  • Aerosoft NavDataPro (2016) included (for updated database third party subscription is needed)
  • DIRECT TO page
  • LEGS page with RTE DATA page
  • CLIMB page with CLB DIR function
  • DESCENT page with SPEED/PATH, DES NOW and DES DIR modes
  • Complete HOLD functionality with entry pattern calculation and Present POS
  • PROGRESS pages with pilot selectable waypoint
  • PERF page with BURN SCHED, WIND/TEMP corrections and calculated remaining fuel

Detailed simulation of systems

  • WX/TCAS with TA/RA advisories
  • Power plant: accurate PW-JT8D-219 model, Fuel Distribution, Heat and Quantity Indication, Automatic Reserve Thrust
  • Electrical: Power Generating and Distribution, APU, Battery Charger, Emergency Power Supply
  • Hydraulics: Rudder and Elevator HYD/MAN operation, GPS, Reversers and Brakes accumulators
  • Air: Pneumatics, Air Conditioning and Distribution, Pressurization
  • Slat/Flap controls with Dial-a-Flap control
  • Takeoff Condition Computer
  • Complete Engine Fire Detection and Extinguishing simulation.
  • Simulated Tests: DFGC, Altitude, Engine Fire, APU Fire, GPWS, Windshear, Flight Recorder, Voice Recorder, TCAS, Brake Temp, Stall, Anti-Skid, LED/Annunciators.

Hyper-realistic visuals

  • Highly detailed 3D cockpit, passenger cabin and exterior model
  • Normal and specular maps for enhanced detail
  • Thorough HD day and night textures
  • Accurate animations, including wing flex animation
  • All external and internal lights


  • A set of ten ultra-high resolution liveries, including a paintkit

Custom sounds

  • 3D sound engine with stereo and doppler effects
  • High quality multi-layered engine sounds
  • Wind and control surfaces sounds
  • Cockpit ambient and custom alerts

Rio Overhauled

Version 2 of Rio de Janeiro/Galeo International Airport (SBGL) is now available on x-plane.org.

The package is a highly detailed representation of Rio de Janeiro, home to the famouse ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue that overlooks the city.

Features include updated runways and taxiways along with a new Pier South Terminal, boarding bridges and jetway textures.  Various animations have also been added such as graound traffic and people and aircraft.


  • New Floor and Layout Pier South
  • New Layout Solo TPS1 / TPS2
  • New Layout Patio Loads Terminal
  • New Texture of the Patio Floor and Taxiways
  • New Track Texture 15/33 and 10/28
  • Added South Pier Solo Service.
  • Patio Lighting Adjustment
  • Performance Tuning
  • Orthophoto textures and Occlusion environment
  • The Christ the Redeemer statue is included in this scenery package
  • Custom Runways, ground and taxiways textures
  • 3D Grass, based on the lawn type found at Rio Airport
  • Auto Gate Ready
  • AutoGate Plugin by Marginal (included in the package)
  • Using Ground Traffic by Marginal
  • Modeled Underpass under runways M and N (Bridges)
  • Customized Approach Lights Systems – ALS
  • Night texture and HDR lighting
  • Construction work on current expansion is included
  • Charts


Maastricht for X-Plane

Aerosoft has released Maastricht-Aachen Airport, a small international airport, located about 10km north east of the city of Maastricht and about 30km north west of the city of Aachen. It is the second largest hub for cargo flights in the Netherlands. Mainly low-cost-carrier like Ryanair  or German Wings use the airport for passenger flights to holiday destinations in southern Europe.

The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) is also located at the airport. The Air Traffic Control of the complete upper air space of northern Germany, Benelux and northern France is operated from here.

This rendition of the airport for XPlane was made by XYZ Visuals, the creators of Airport Amsterdam. The airport itself has been faithfully recreated with high resolution aerial images, numerous custom 3D objects and exact ground markings. It also includes an impressive night lightning.


  • Realistic rendition of Maastricht-Aachen Airport
  • Photo real textured buildings
  • Ground layout based on high resolution aerial images
  • Realistic reproduction of ground markings
  • Customized night illumination
  • Very good performance and implementation
  • Animated radar facility
  • Numerous details
  • Animated road traffic
  • Fully compatible with X-Plane 10.51
  • Compatible with XPlane 11 Public Beta

Click here for more information on the Aerosoft website

New Otter for X-Plane

RWDesigns has released the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter for X-Plane 10 and 11.

The package comes with three versions of the Otter: Ski, Land and Water, each one with UHD (Ultra High Definition) 4K textures.

Each variant features several liveries and a professionally developed 3D interior and exterior with hundreds of animations, night lighting and custom sounds and systems powered by SASL.

Click here for more information on x-plane.org

Turkish Delight

Aerosoft has released Antalya Airport for X-Plane, a popular holiday destination in Turkey.

The airport layout is as it was in 2009 – the ground layout is based on high resolution aerial images, with accurately modelled buildings and facilities. The package includes the Aerosoft static aircraft library, which places aircraft with realistic liveries on the aprons.

The rendering of this airport was done by internal Aerosoft modellers, the conversion to X-Plane was made by Caipirinha.


  • Complete coverage of the airport and surrounding area
  • High resolution (50cm / pixel) day and night textures
  • Photorealistic textures on buildings, vehicles, etc.
  • Customized lightning
  • Customized static aircraft library places realistic aircraft on the parking positions

Click here for the Aerosoft website

Berlin-Tegel Now Available

Aerosoft has released Airport Berlin-Tegel “Otto Lilienthal” for X-Plane.

The package is compatible with X-Plane 10/11 and offers a very accurate and realistic recreation of the airport with detailed models and textures. Optimized to guarantee detailed graphics and performance, the airport makes for a superb flight destination. Animated ground vehicles, animated radar antennas and hangar doors and fire fighters in action create a lifelike rendition of the airport.


  • Summer and winter textures
  • All airport buildings recreated based on original photos
  • High performance due to optimized modelling and texture techniques
  • Baked textures for authentic shadows and light effects
  • Animated approach, runway, navigation and PAPI-lights
  • Tegel unique docking system at the Jetway-Gates
  • Realistic night effects
  • Animated vehicle traffic and static planes at the correct parking positions
  • High resolution photo scenery (50cm/pixel) in the area of the airplane boundaries

Click here for more information on the Aerosoft website

Chieftain ready for immediate departure

The PA31-350 Chieftain by Carenado is now available for X-Plane 10.4 and above.

Features include a detailed 3D model, six HD liveries, two different colours for the instrument panels and a blank texture for custom paint schemes.

Inside, the cabin has been accurately recreated while the flight deck features the Alabeo G500 and scroll wheel support.

The package comes with two different models: commuter and standard, custom sounds and effects such as a volumetric prop.

As with their other products, the package features normal and emergency procedures, performance tables and a reference PDF.

Click here for the Carenado website

WorldEditor 1.6b1 Available

The first version of WorldEditor that is compatible with X-Plane 11 is now available!


  • Service vehicle parking, destinations, and routes
  • Better validation, including a text document of errors
  • Additional previews in the preview pane
  • Hierarchy searching
  • New editing commands
  • Unicode support on Windows
  • Better UV map handling
  • Tons of bug fixes

Download a copy of WED 1.6b1 here and give it a try, then report any bugs on the Gateway Bug Reporter page.


PC-12 Ready to Roll

Shade Tree Micro Aviation (STMA) has released the Pilatus PC-12/47G for X-Plane 10 and 11.

The aircraft features 15 high-resolution liveries, animated doors, realistic lighting and wing icing effects.  The flight model was made with the cooperation of a Swiss PC-12 pilot and is designed to be used by both casual X-Plane users and professional pilots.

Other features include a virtual cockpit, which uses the new X-Plane manipulator and the systems and instruments replicate the ones in the real aircraft.    The complex custom avionics include two X-Plane XP530 GPS, both of which are controlled through the PC-12 Electronic Flight Control System (EFIS).  This can be autopilot-coupled, providing the ability to fly complex flight plans based on VOR/ADF or RNAV waypoints.

External animations are a ground power unit and a remote control tug to move the aircraft into and out of our HangarOps  animated hangers.  The package also comes with a new popup STMA dock which enables you to operate the doors and window blinds; pop up portions of the instrument panels  to make adjusting settings more easy for aging eyes; and instantaneously swapping out the cabin between the Luxury Passenger  and Medical Evacuation.

Documentation consists of real equipment manuals and authentic Pilatus PC-12/47 pilots information manual (PIM) to describe the aircraft’s systems.

An auto-updater is also included to checks for updates every time you load an AU-enabled model in X-Plane.

Click here for x-plane.org