Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting the ATR 42-600 turboprop airliner in 2022
Microsoft Flight Simulator will likely be getting a brand new passenger plane subsequent 12 months. The French and Italian ATR 42, a turboprop passenger airliner, is in growth now because of a partnership between developer Asobo Studio and plane producer ATR.
There are two variants of the -600 collection deliberate for addition to the simulation sport. First is the ATR 42-600, a 42-50 seat airliner, which was first introduced in 2007 and options two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprop engines, able to producing 2,619 eshp a bit. The plane additionally contains a ‘glass cockpit’ flight deck with 5 large LCD screens changing the older EFIS flight instrument system. The engines have a ‘increase’ operate that delivers further energy when wanted – useful for brief runways, excessive altitudes, or sizzling circumstances.
The opposite variant that’s on the best way to Flight Simulator is the 72-seat ‘stretch’ model, designated the ATR 72-600. Prefer it’s shorter sibling, it sports activities the identical -600 collection enhancements in instrumentation and engine expertise, however its longer fuselage means it might probably carry extra passengers and cargo.
It’s getting more and more tough to inform screenshots of Flight Simulator other than real-world pictures, as you may see within the tweet beneath:
Who’s excited for the brand new @ATRaircraft coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator subsequent 12 months?
The place will you fly this magnificent plane? pic.twitter.com/4uPd8z01A6
— Microsoft Flight Simulator (@MSFSofficial) April 19, 2021
Third social gathering builders have created some terrific add-ons for Flight Simulator, together with IndiaFoxEcho Visible Simulations’ Aermacchi MB-339 gentle assault coach jet and Aerosoft’s magnificently detailed CRJ 550/700. The ATR 42-600 is being developed in-house, with collaboration from the airliner’s real-world producers.