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FSX AFCAD Files

AFCAD files are simply the compiled “.bgl” files that many versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator use to store the configuration of airports and airport data within the simulation program.  They are used all the way from FS2002 up to the latest version, FSX – which is covered in this category.  They have been expanded upon over the years and have always been open-to-edit so that developers and enthusiasts can modify the default airports themselves.

JFK airport updated and fixed with one of the AFCAD files for FSX.  Image shows the terminal building.

JFK airport updated and fixed with one of the AFCAD files for FSX. Image shows the terminal building.

The files in this category are for the many thousands of airports and airfields found within FSX.  The files mainly consist of modified, updated or corrected “.bgl” files which bring the airport data up to date – changes or updates could include;

  • Length or runways
  • Updated terminal buildings
  • New runways
  • New/updated gates and ramps
  • Updated or new ILS and radio communication information
  • New AI traffic information based on real-world traffic
  • Updated visual elements such as ground terrain, textures, taxiways and buildings around the airport/airfield

The format of these .bgl files is compiled XML, which is usually compiled by programs such as BglComp and Shp2Vec – both come as part of the FSX SDK.  Once the XML files have been compiled, they can be read and loaded by FSX.  You can create your own pre-compiled XML files with a text-based editor such as Windows Notepad for example.  However, there are a few easy to use applications that provide a GUI, making editing your favourite airport even easier.  If you are interested in editing airports yourself, the most comprehensive program available at the moment is Airport Design Editor by ScruffyDuck – it’s free to download and use.

Did you know, the acronym “AFCAD” (which stands for Airport and Facilities Data Computer Aided Design) is used loosely because the name “AFCAD” came from and old program developed by Lee Swordy for FS2002 and FS2004 and due to its popularity it has somehow become the accepted name for these .bgl files.  Even new editors have promoted “AFCAD Editor” in their name.

Enjoy browsing the files in this section, it’s one of our most popular and for good reason – having the most up to date and accurate airport information in FSX is most important when realism is the goal.

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AFCAD For DDH16 Static And AI ModelComplete with Base Model

This file includes AFD (Airport Facility Data) of "Mr. Hama's FSX DDH16 Static And AI Model (FSX_DDH.ZIP)", "AI Helicopter Traffic File", and "Flight Dynamics for AI Helicopter (tune-up aircraft.cfg)" to enjoy "Mr. Hama's FSX DDH16 Static And AI Model" and "Mr. Tono's FSX Tanoshiku Asobou (Lets play happily!) Series 13 (Kikai Airport)/14 (Okinotorishima)" By Lets Fly Association / FSX-Benricho. Screenshot of Aircraft...

File size: 733.52 kB | Download hits: 3263

LSZH

Zurich International Airport, Switzerland. This airport update is for LSZH with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport, one version with the crosswind runway activated and in full operation where all three runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation. Assigned parking as per their website with extra parking including a gate for the A380, Dock "B" now open after renovations, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest...

File size: 534.68 kB | Download hits: 4770

EFHK Update

Vantaa International Airport, Helsinki, Finland. This airport update is for EFHK with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport: one version with the crosswind runway activated and in full operation where all three runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation. Assigned parking as per their website with extra parking, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest charts, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements,...

File size: 544.01 kB | Download hits: 1809

KJFK

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY, USA, v2. This airport update is for KJFK with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport, one version with the crosswind runways activated and in full operation where all four runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation. Assigned parking now updated as per their website including seven A380 gates, the new International terminal extension added to T4, Terminal 8 updated, T6...

File size: 896.11 kB | Download hits: 6248

AFCAD File Update For EKCH

Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark. This airport update is for EKCH with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport: one version with the crosswind runway activated and in full operation where all three runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation. Assigned parking as per their website with extra parking, the low cost terminal "CPH Go" added, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest charts, support vehicle roads...

File size: 608.27 kB | Download hits: 3097

KLAX Update

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California (CA), USA. This airport update is for KLAX and made only for the FSX default airport. The new Tom Bradley International Terminal added, assigned parking now updated as per their website, with ten A380 gates including gate 38 at T3 for Virgin Australia's 777, American Eagle flights now operating from the East Satellite Terminal, central fire station moved to its new location, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest charts, extra...

File size: 927.77 kB | Download hits: 4688

LFPO

Orly International Airport, Paris, France. This airport update is for LFPO with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport: one version with the crosswind runway activated and in full operation where all three runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation. Assigned parking as per their website with extra parking, taxiways and taxi signs updated, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements. Airport views...

File size: 589.24 kB | Download hits: 2689

PHNL Update

Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii (HI), USA. This airport update is for PHNL with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport: one version with the crosswind runways activated where all four runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation. Assigned parking with extra parking, new control tower, fuel tank farm, helipad, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements, airport views are from the roof of the control tower...

File size: 605.55 kB | Download hits: 1567

AFCAD File Update For CYVR

This airport update is for CYVR with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport: one version with the Crosswind runway activated where all 4 runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation: assigned parking as per their website with extra parking including a gate for the A380, extra fuel trucks, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest charts, start locations added to two of the helipads, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other...

File size: 932.63 kB | Download hits: 1782

LEMD Update

Barajas International Airport, Madrid, Spain. This airport update is for LEMD with two optional files made only for the FSX default airport: one version with the crosswind runways operating where all four runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation: assigned parking as per their website with extra parking, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest charts, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements, airport...

File size: 588.93 kB | Download hits: 2243

MMMX

Lic Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City, Mexico. This airport update is for MMMX and made only for the FSX default airport: assigned parking as per their website with extra parking, extra fuel trucks, taxiways and taxi signs updated, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements, airport views are from the roof of the control tower (when in tower view). By Ray Smith. Screenshot of Lic Benito Juarez International Airport. There are 2 BGL files:...

File size: 410.93 kB | Download hits: 2006

MMPR

Lic. Gustavo Dyaz Ordaz International Airport, an international airport at Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco in Mexico, It's a major update for the default gates, added new taxi and new roadways. Note it doesn't have the scenery. By Ponchiz Savinon. Add the MMPR_ADEX_PM.BGL on C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesMicrosoft Flight Simulator XAddon SceneryScenery. And your ready to go! ...

File size: 8.41 kB | Download hits: 395

AFCAD For MROC Update 2012

AF1 of the Juan Santamarya International Airport, in San Jose, Costa Rica. Includes updated taxiways, runway, parkings, vehicles, people near the airport and more. It's only for LatinVFR. By Leonardo Corrales. Overview of Santamarya International Airport.   ...

File size: 18.12 MB | Download hits: 808

KBUR

Bob Hope Airport, California (CA), USA. This airport update was designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design Editor) and made only for the FSX default airport: one version with the Crosswind runway operating where both runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one version as the default runway operation: complete terminal replacement, assigned parking as per their website with extra parking, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest charts, extra fuel trucks, helipads one...

File size: 703.68 kB | Download hits: 734

LIPZ Update

Tessera International Airport, Venice, Italy. This airport update was designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design Editor) and made only for the FSX default airport. Assigned parking with extra parking, runway 04R ILS/Loc frequency corrected to 109.95, extra fuel trucks, taxiways and taxi signs updated to the latest charts, support vehicle roads added and many other improvements. Airport views are from inside the new control tower (when in tower view). By Ray...

File size: 407.41 kB | Download hits: 1703

AFCAD KATL Hartsfield Atlanta Runway Update

Hartsfield Atlanta Runway Update, Atlanta, Georgia (GA), USA. This file updates the taxi signs and ILS frequency for runway 28 and 10 to 111.75 MHz. It is now accurate to the real world. If you have the first release just overwrite the existing files. Created by J. D. Starseed. Screenshot of Hartsfield Atlanta runway. Install: Un- zip file to your desk top. Copy all individual BGL. files to your FSX Addon Scenery/ Scenery folder. (NOT textures...

File size: 456.26 kB | Download hits: 1966

AFCAD KIAD Washington Dulles New Runway Added

Washington Dulles New Runway Added, Washington DC/Chantilly, Virginia (VA), USA. This adds new runway and numbers to Dulles International. Many airports have changed their runway numbers due to the magnetic polar shift. These are now corrected like the real world airport which now has four runways. So when you fly Vatsim or multiplayer the correct runways are there. Created by J. D. Starseed. Screenshot of Washington Dulles New runway. Install: Un- zip file to...

File size: 804.89 kB | Download hits: 1767

AFCAD KTPA Tampa International Runway Numbers

Tampa International Runway Numbers, Florida (FL), USA. This adds new runway numbers to Tampa International. Many airports have changed their runway numbers due to the magnetic polar shift. These are now corrected like the real world airport. So when you fly Vatsim or multiplayer the correct runways are there. Created By J. D. Starseed. Screenshot of Tampa International runway. Install: Un- zip file to your desk top. Copy all individual BGL. files to your...

File size: 383.71 kB | Download hits: 704

AFCAD TNCM Princess Juliana New Runway Numbers

An AFCAD for Princess Juliana International Airport, Sint Maarten. This adds new runway numbers to the airport. Also added is a ILS approach for runway 10. Many airports have changed their runway numbers due to the magnetic polar shift. These are now corrected like the real world airport. So when you fly Vatsim or multiplayer the correct runways are there. Created By J. D. Starseed. Aerial view of Princess Juliana International Airport. Install: Un- zip file to...

File size: 1.42 MB | Download hits: 6045

AFCAD For KATL Atlanta Hartsfield

Atlanta Hartsfield, Georgia (GA), USA, with new runways. This adds new runway scenery to Atlanta Hartsfield. Runways 10 and 28 have been recently built. Now KATL has five runways like the real world airport. So when you fly Vatsim or multiplayer the correct runways are there. Does not impact frame rates. Created by J. D. Starseed. Aerial view of Atlanta Hartsfield, Georgia (GA). Install: Un- zip file to your desk top. Copy all individual BGL. files to your...

File size: 455.98 kB | Download hits: 915

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