PMDG: 737 Updates and Sneak Peek at Boeing 777 for MSFS

Delving into the latest advancements in flight simulation, this article spotlights PMDG's recent updates to the Boeing 737 and offers a tantalizing preview of the Boeing 777 within the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) environment. From refined technical details to anticipated future developments, join us as we explore how PMDG continues to push the boundaries of realism and functionality in the world of flight simulation.

In the ever-evolving realm of flight simulation, PMDG stands as a beacon of innovation. The recent forum update by PMDG’s lead, Robert Randazzo, unveils significant strides in their simulation technology, particularly the Boeing 737 enhancements and the eagerly anticipated Boeing 777 for MSFS.

The PMDG 777 wheel released as a teaser.

Boeing 737: Refinements and UFT Enhancements

The Boeing 737, a staple in the PMDG fleet, has undergone meticulous enhancements. Randazzo's forum post highlights the focus on refining the Universal Flight Tablet (UFT), a critical element in flight simulation that bridges realism and functionality. This tool, pivotal for both PC and Xbox users, has experienced upgrades enhancing user experience significantly.

  • Integration of Navigraph's day and night map modes, providing pilots with versatile navigational aids.
  • Corrections in METARs wind data, ensuring accurate weather depiction.
  • Resolved temperature display issues, enhancing environmental realism.
  • Reduced dependency on external CSS resources, streamlining the UFT's operation.

These updates, while seemingly minor, contribute to the overall stability and functionality of the aircraft, offering an immersive experience to the simulation aficionados.

Previewing the Boeing 777 in MSFS

In an unexpected yet delightful revelation, PMDG provided a first glimpse into the Boeing 777 within the MSFS environment. This preview, although limited, showcases the aircraft's detailed left main landing gear, complete with meticulously modeled Bridgestone tyres, authentic brake lines, and accurate wheel chocks. The sneak peek into the engine's rear and cowling hints at the comprehensive detailing PMDG is known for.

Challenges and Future Developments

Despite the progress, Randazzo candidly addresses certain challenges, particularly with the UFT's integration into the Xbox platform. The team's commitment to resolving these issues while continuing to refine the aircraft's functionality is evident.

Looking ahead, PMDG plans to integrate additional features into the UFT, including the ability to modify settings directly from the FMS, a leap forward in enhancing pilot interaction with the aircraft's systems.

Marketplace and Direct Purchase Updates

Marketplace users can anticipate these updates to align their products with the 3.00.0086 standard within a week. In contrast, direct purchase users have immediate access to these enhancements via the PMDG Operations Center.

Anticipation for the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, Randazzo teases further updates and previews, a testament to PMDG's commitment to continually elevating the flight simulation experience.

In conclusion, PMDG's latest updates not only demonstrate their relentless pursuit of realism and accuracy in flight simulation but also reinforce their position as pioneers in the industry. As we eagerly await the full release of the Boeing 777 in MSFS, these enhancements to the Boeing 737 and the UFT keep the community’s enthusiasm alight.

Want freeware? We have a full selection of MSFS freeware add-ons available in our add-on section here.

Download iconDon't forget... We have a huge selection (over 24,000 files) of free mods and add-ons for MSFS, FSX, P3D & X-Plane in the file library. Files include aircraft, scenery, and utilities All are free-to-download and use - you don't even need to register. Browse on down to the file library here.

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology. Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available. However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed.

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years. Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


Leave a Response

Leave a comment