Microsoft Flight Simulator Boeing 737-700 PMDG launched; Mount Cook area gets release date and Tupolev Tu-134 gets new WIP image



Today is a big day for Microsoft Flight Simulator, as a relevant third-party add-on has been released, along with some juicy news.

Today is a big day for Microsoft Flight Simulator, as a relevant third-party add-on has been released, along with some juicy news.

We start with PMDG, which has finally released its Boeing 737-700 (including passenger, cargo and Boeing Business Jet flavors).

you can buy it in developer store priced at $69.99. When the second variant launches in about six weeks, this “promotional price” will end and it will go up to $74.99.

The estimated release dates (which are subject to change) for the following variants are approximately June 20 for the -600, August 1 for the -800, and September 12 for the -900.

A release on the official market and on Xbox is planned, but there is no indication when this will happen.

Below you can watch some new videos showing more features of the aircraft, as well as a list of those features.

  • Fully customized system simulation for all major and minor aircraft systems and components.
  • Highly sophisticated logic simulation of on-board information systems and aircraft management.
  • PMDG’s custom flight model with improved physics augmentation.
  • Rigid body physics for the wing and tail surfaces.
  • Fully customized flight control systems with normal, backup and reversion capability.
  • Precise resolution cockpit displays
  • Interchangeable equipment options for cockpit instrumentation
  • Many user-configurable options from the entire global fleet of 737 operators.
  • Updated 737 option packages reflecting operational improvements and changes to the global 737 fleet.
  • Comprehensive failure simulation to cover almost all QRH scenarios as well as a real world mean time to failure simulation model.
  • Native PMDG datalink simulation compatible with simBrief integration.
  • Incandescent and LED lighting packages, plus fully dimmed cockpit lights and annunciators.
  • Steerable pushback tug.
  • Custom sound set that takes advantage of advanced sound recording and playback technology for incredible realism.
  • Soundscape constructed from recordings of a purpose-instrumented aircraft recording effort.
  • Highly integrated exterior, interior and cockpit soundscapes.
  • Includes the 737-700 in passenger configuration with mixed fin and split scimitar fin configurations.
  • Includes the Boeing Business Jet with mixed winglet and split scimitar winglet configurations.
  • Includes 737-700 BDSF freighter with main deck cargo door with mixed fins.
  • Complete set of ground equipment for each type of aircraft, including passenger service vehicles, VIP vehicles for the BBJ and cargo handling equipment for the BDSF.
  • Virtual cockpit model, with ultra detailed textures, 3D rendering and reflective properties.
  • Advanced animation techniques leveraging the new MSFS engine to bring the 737 cockpit to life.
  • Cockpit differences between passenger, cargo and BBJ aircraft are accurately rendered.
  • PMDG Operations Center 2.0 for easy installation of liveries and ease of receiving free product updates from PMDG.
  • A comprehensive tutorial will guide you through the proper operation of the 737, from power up to power down.
  • PMDG Simulations Official YouTube content to help new PMDG 737 pilots get the most out of their purchase.
  • Free customer support both on our customer forum and directly from our support team if needed.

NZA Simulations has unveiled new images and a release date for its landscape of the Mount Cook region of New Zealand.

It will launch on May 25, 2022. The landscape will also include Mount Cook Airport (NZMC) and Glentanner Airport (NZGT)

Last, but not least, we see a single in-progress screenshot of the Tupolev Tu-134 by Kai31.

This is especially good news, given that the developer is based in Ukraine, so it’s great to hear from them.

If you want to know more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can check out our recent reviews of Yeager West Virginia International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Toronto Pearson Airport, Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport. Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, City and Airport from Fukuoka, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City and Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport , CRJ 550/700, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport t, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Saint Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi Airport.

If you want to know more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about the game from Asobo Studio.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.


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