As one of the most commonly used Aerosoft releases, the Airbus Professional package has undergone a major reboot and revival. This latest take on the Airbus range covers the A318/319, A320/321 and A330 Professional models previously released.
Developed entirely for Prepar3D v4, this is aimed at high-level hobbyists and at the professional market in general. As P3D v4 offers a 64-bit system, this latest grouping can offer even more than previous add-ons could.
After a bit of a mix-up, too, Aerosoft have clarified that buying the Professional P3D v4 edition will get you full access to the old FSX and P3D v3 editions for free. While these cannot hit the same levels of realism, they are made available for use on lesser hardware when needed.
However, this major update is just that – major. This is a totally new build of the five aircraft listed above; not a re-touch of the original group. With new coding to help make the aircraft(s) more feasible, alongside new graphical and module changes, this is entirely new.
With around two-thirds of the graphical changes completely new and three quarters of the coding, this is almost a new model altogether. For those own the originals, you will need to purchase the Professional modules again. They are not part of the deal; you only receive the old editions for free when purchasing the new Professional range – not vice-versa.
However, fair is fair and Aerosoft have agreed to sell the new Professional batches to previous owners of the ‘old’ versions at a discount cost. You can get the update at present for €16.95 plus VAT. For those looking to buy the full selection without the discount, then it will be priced at around €50 at present.
As ever, there’s no online activation to go through meaning that once you own the product, you are free to use it on your own hardware as you wish.
The release date at present is scheduled for Late 2017 for the A318, 319, 320 and 321 models. The 64-bit editions will come first, with the 32-bit editions released in early 2018.
We’ll provide more details about these latest builds and improvements as time goes on. Be sure to check the official Aerosoft forum topic for the latest updates and some great WIP images. For those looking to utilize P3D v4s greater capabilities, bookmark this!
Don't forget, you can already grab the Aerosoft A318/A319 add-on from SimShack here. If you're not interested in payware at all and want freeware, check out this add-on.