A relatively small update from the Microsoft team fixes several bugs with the simulator. However, the main focus of the update is the Airbus A310 developed by iniBuilds. Several issues have been fixed related to all kinds of different aspects of the plane, such as the textures, EFB, FMC, sounds and more.

The update, which goes by version number 1.29.30.0, marks the first update after the release of the 40th Anniversary Edition just under a month ago. It’s also the first update for the A310 by iniBuilds, a plane that is quickly on its way to becoming a community favourite.

Changelog

General Bug Fixes

Several crashes have been fixed across the title

Fixed potential crash when requesting missing or malformed Waypoint / VOR / NDB

Guimbal Cabri G2 occluder has been improved to match the cockpit

Airbus A310-300

Known Issue

Accessing the secondary flight plan without a primary flight plan entered may cause the aircraft to lock-up.

Textures

Parking Brake spelling fixed Some low-res textures improved on Base version

Fixed flight deck cockpit sticker not moving with door

Fixed TRIM wheel & yoke textures

RAT is now animated (in cockpit only)

EFB/IFE

EFB – Added automatic METAR lookup based on To/From Airports

EFB – Auto-populate Wind, Temperature, Runway Condition and QNH from the METAR

EFB – Added manual METAR Search

EFB – Added ability to enter numbers on flight planning page, as well as sliders for PAX, cargo and fuel (Click the text)

EFB – Removed sound volume sliders

IFE – Fixed erroneous ETA to destination

Fixed OAT to return value not representation with live weather

Fixed wind direction being filled with VRB which is not processable

Sounds

Master audio control is now through in-game settings

Fixes to volume levels

Fixed AI A310 volume levels being too loud

Fixed AI A310 rolloff distance being too great

Fixed directionality of APU noise

Fixed audio at rear of cabin being too quiet

Tweaks to interior attenuation

Tweaks to engine sounds

Tweaks to engine/apu start sounds and their event cues

Tweaks to brake fan and packs system sounds

Adjustments to ground rolling audio

Improvements on sound bus routing to allow for more volume control in settings

GPWS on the inside are now always sounding

Improvements on AI sound

Improvements on interior engine audio

Improvements on switch volume levels

FMC/Systems

Fixed SimBrief import

Fixed numerous FMS crashes

Fixed TOD triggering too early, linked to approach phase starting too early, and SPD lim too early

Fixed pressure system issue

AP staying connected even when less than VLS -10 (Option in EFB now, if set to ON then AP disconnects at VLS – 10) “In a flight AP stays on even when getting bellow 100KTS; After take-off AP cannot be switched on bellow 100KTS”

Fixed LW issue for imperial

Magnetic variation added to RMI

Enable SET AUTOBRAKE commands from MSFS settings for TCA Airbus quad

Fixed VOR frequency in ILS box

RSK a waypoint to VERT REV brings up VERT REV for the destination airport

INIT B is now saying ZFWCG instead of CG

Fixed pitot heat

Fixed an issue with right wheel brake on some hardware

Tooltips

Hard coded aircraft type for external applications that were showing TT:

Fixed spelling error in trivia text

Chronometer tooltip fixed

ND Brightness tooltip fixed

Switches

WX radar switch fixed

Cameras

Fixed Showcase QuickView4 under belly camera

ATC

Updated default livery ATC callsigns

Lighting

Cockpit lights toggled with L key bind

Control Keybinds

AP commands can now be bound to default key commands

FMC/FMS

Xbox fixed need to press A twice to enter characters on the MCDU

Improved intercept calculation methodology on all SIDs/STARs

FO VOR gauge animation fixed

FMS Cruise Temp can now be edited

Numerous FMS crashes fixed

Dev Mode

When enabling Dev Mode, a pop-up may appear which causes the sim to stop accepting input. Closing and relaunching the sim will cause it to accept input and the pop-up can be dismissed. This only occurs the first time Dev Mode is enabled.