DC-3, Twin Otter, A220 updates and announcements for MSFS

There’s tons of aircraft announcements and updates happening all of the time for Microsoft Flight Simulator. More than I can keep up with, however, here are some that caught my eye recently including news about a DC-3, Twin Otter and an ultra modern Airbus A220. Let’s have a look!

DC-3 by Aeroplane Heaven

Aeroplane Heaven has recently shown off their work on the Spitfire Mark Ia and now they are revealing more about their DC-3 project. The DC-3 is an incredible aircraft that spans more than 80 years of aviation history and is still in use in some remote regions. It’s a workhorse and a warbird and I’m very hopeful on having a fun experience with this aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Aeroplane Heaven haven’t said much about their project but they are showing off some stunning shots both inside and out in the last few days. Have a look!

More from Aeroplane Heaven right here.

Twin Otter by Aerosoft

Microsoft and Aerosoft have partnered closely to work on new products for the sim and Aerosoft has a close relationship with Asobo Studios as a result. That gives me a lot of hope for some quality modules from the team including their CRJ which should be coming sometime over the next several weeks assuming its still on course. Meanwhile, the DHC-6 Twin Otter is coming to the sim thanks to the Aerosoft team. Not a new announcement but one that has recently released some screenshots showing off detail inside and out by the dev team. This STOL utility aircraft might be very interesting to fly in and out of some smaller airports.

More on the development of this aircraft here on the Aerosoft forums.

Airbus A220 by Whiskey Jet Simulations

The brand new Airbus 220 is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The aircraft started life as the C-series by Bombardier before a deal was worked out for Airbus to manufacture the aircraft. The airliner is smaller than the A320 and slots in a unique in-between class. New to the market in just the last few years, several operators are already flying them.

Whiskey Jet appears to be fairly early into the process of building the jet for MSFS and is working on the exterior model and animations. Later they are planning to focus on the interior and the systems management. These latest images are mostly focused on the model at night but one shot on their Facebook page shows off the aircraft’s exterior in the day and still more show off a work in progress cockpit. The cockpit is probably the least far along from what I can see so hopefully we’ll see them come back to that later.

They have also recently announced that they been accepted in the partner program so the aircraft will eventually be released in the marketplace. More here from Whiskey Jet Simulations.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. harryvoyager says:

    Cool. The DC-3 is quite a plane. I know there are a number of them still flying professionally. Really remarkable plane.

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  2. Olaf says:

    Can they plz do the dc3 for il2 aswel 😄 i did enjoy fs for a while but the endless flying without danger of getting shot down wasnt for me in the end 😅

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  3. bigalrico says:

    I have to say I wasn’t hyped at MSFS at all when it came out (the aircrafts simply didn’t appealed me). But the DC 3 is making it really hard to resist :O. Since Il-2 won’t have one (most likely) in the forseeable future, could this be my opportunity:D

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do with this aircraft. It might be a lot of fun to fly around from point to point. MSFS is less structured than say IL-2 with its missions but I’m having a great time charting my own course and it looks spectacular as well.

      Also, let’s hope that IL-2 gets DC-3/C-47 at some point anyways. Flying that would be superb.

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  4. CanadaOne says:

    I’m all in on the Twin Otter. Perfect for northern flights.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Seems like a must for Canadian virtual pilots! 🙂

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  5. hypertexthero says:

    The Twin Otter should hold me up until a Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander materializes from somewhere!

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  6. Novice-Flyer says:

    Really cool that they’re adding the A220. I remember following the status of that plane when it was known as the Bombardier CSeries way back in the summer of 2013 (still feels like yesterday).
    That’s one plane that I’ll get, assuming I get FS2020 working again in the coming months.

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  7. J says:

    Excited to get more third-party airliners like the A220 into the sim, but this DC-3 looks fantastic!

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  8. Det says:

    As someone that’s been with this hobby (FSX/P3D) for a long time, the VC leaves a lot to be desired. There are quite a lot of low-res textures, poor modeling (can count the vert’s and tri’s), and fairly bad mapping. For those unaware, this thing has been in dev for a long, long, long time as it was initially a FSX only project, so that should tell ya something.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Hi Det, by VC, which aircraft are you talking about?

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      1. Det says:

        VC = Virtual Cockpit

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        On the A220? Yeah there’s a lot of work to do on that. Early days.

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