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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 London Heathrow (EGLL)

London Heathrow International Airport version 2a includes some minor fixes to the previous version 2 as well as a major bug fix that prevented the FSX ATC from offering the ILS/RNAV approaches under certain conditions. By Kambiz Agazi. Wide view of London Heathrow International Airport. I'm including Versions 1 and 2 modifications below as reference only. Version 2a is a complete package and includes all fixes as shown in versions 1 and 2 plus: Version...

File size: 678.50 kB | Download hits: 19778

VHHH Hong Kong International Airport

This is part of the tenth round of airports issued by Alpha India Group. AIG Ground creates high quality Afcads for both FS2004 and for FSX default and add on scenery airports. Airports are created drawing on the best available resources and aim to simulate the real world airport as closely as possible but also to ensure good levels of traffic with realistic parking and good flow of traffic around the airport. By Paul Harrison and Alpha India Group. View of Hong Kong...

File size: 308.67 kB | Download hits: 14817

Charles-De-Gaulle International Airport

Charles-De-Gaulle International Airport (LFPG), Paris, France. 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 including gates for the A380, Terminals S3, S4 and 2G included, taxiways and taxi signs updated, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt, in the default airport the strangely painted cargo building at the south west apron has now been replaced, and many...

File size: 1.05 MB | Download hits: 9602

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: 6448

LPPT

Lisbon International Airport, Portugal. This airport was designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design editor) and made only for the FSX default airport. One file with the crosswind runway operating where both runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one file as the default runway operation. Assigned parking with extra parking, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements. Airport views are from inside the control tower (when in tower view). By...

File size: 127.24 kB | Download hits: 6203

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: 6203

OEJN - King Abdulaziz International

King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This is part of the ninth round of airports issued by Alpha India Group. AIG Ground aims to create high quality AFCADs for both FS2004 and for FSX default and add on scenery airports. Airports are created drawing on the best available resources and aim to simulate the real world airport as closely as possible but also to ensure good levels of traffic with realistic parking and good flow of traffic around the airport. By Matthew Brooks and...

File size: 664.35 kB | Download hits: 5206

Singapore Changi International

Singapore Changi International Airport (WSSS). Adds many gates and jetways to terminals 1 and 2, adds airport vehicle routes and perimeter fence, removes fuel pumps. By Eric Hansen. Changi Airport Logo. This AFCAD file is for WSSS - Singapore Changi. The default airport has a very unattractive terminal building and the AFCAD does not have anywhere near as may gates as the real airport. The following work has been done: Many gates and jetways added to both terminals...

File size: 25.27 kB | Download hits: 4980

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: 4859

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: 4824

OMDB

Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This airport update was designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design Editor) and made only for the FSX default airport. Concourse 3 added to terminal 3 and assigned only for the UAE A380, VIP terminal and lighted helipad also included, assigned parking with extra parking, runway 12R/30L now moved to its new location and all navaids corrected for it, all taxiways and taxi signs updated, flower center included, the Cargo Mega...

File size: 798.13 kB | Download hits: 4578

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: 3306

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: 3213

HECA - Cairo International Airport

CaThis is part of the ninth round of airports issued by Alpha India Group. AIG Ground aims to create high quality AFCADs for both FS2004 and for FSX default and add on scenery airports. Airports are created drawing on the best available resources and aim to simulate the real world airport as closely as possible but also to ensure good levels of traffic with realistic parking and good flow of traffic around the airport. By Matthew Brooks and Alpha India Group. Plane leaving...

File size: 1.17 MB | Download hits: 3101

AFCAD For YSSY

Kingsford Smith International Airport (YSSY), Sydney, Australia. This airport was designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design Editor) and made only for the FSX default airport: one file with the Crosswind runway 7/25 activated where all 3 runways will be used for takeoff/landing and one file as the default runway operation: assigned parking with extra parking, gates added for the A380, taxiways and taxi signs updated, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt, lighted...

File size: 822.75 kB | Download hits: 3028

Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport (RKSI), South Korea. A total makeover designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design Editor) and made only for the FSX default airport. The new satellite terminal added, assigned parking with extra parking, the new runway 16/34 included along with taxiways and taxi signs for it, ILS also added to runway 16/34, all other taxiways and taxi signs also updated/corrected, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements. Airport...

File size: 949.77 kB | Download hits: 2977

RJAA

Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan. This airport was designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design Editor) and made only for the FSX default airport. Assigned parking with extra parking, extra fuel trucks, 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. Logo for Narita International Airport, Tokyo. There are 2 BGL files: RJAA_ADE_RS.BGL and a...

File size: 84.11 kB | Download hits: 2965

Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport (IATA: GVA, ICAO: LSGG), commonly known as Cointrin Airport, is an airport serving Geneva, Switzerland. It hosts the EBACE business jet show. This AFCAD replaces the plain default airport by a more lively looking one. By Victor Nauta. Main Changes: Completely redone pavements. Terminal form scratch. Credits: ADE (Airport Design Editor) by Jon Masterson is an invaluable freeware utility for developing...

File size: 649.38 kB | Download hits: 2919

EHAM Update

Schiphol International Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This airport was designed with the latest version of ADE (Airport Design Editor) and made only for the FSX default airport. One version with crosswind runways operating where all six runways are in full operation and one version as the default runway operation. H-Pier building and gates now added, taxiways and taxi signs updated, assigned parking with extra parking, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other...

File size: 171.03 kB | Download hits: 2905

VHHH

Hong Kong International Airport, China. 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 including gates for the A380, North Satellite Concourse added, additional maintenance hangars, cargo expansion area added, taxiways and taxi signs updated, extra fuel trucks, support vehicle roads rebuilt and many other improvements. Airport views are from inside the control tower (when...

File size: 772.71 kB | Download hits: 2813

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