No Money Mondays: Frankfurt Main International by Aviotek Software

June 17, 2024

Another week, another edition of No Money Mondays here at Threshold! It’s not very often we get large airports in a freeware, and even less to this standard of quality, so on this week’s edition of No Money Mondays, we’re featuring the amazing work by Aviotek Software and their rendition of Frankfurt Main International Airport (EDDF) in Germany!

Frankfurt was the starting location of the world’s first airline, which was centered around airship travel in the very early 20th century. As commercial aviation grew, Frankfurt’s original airport built in 1912 was struggling with capacity problems and plans for a new airport for Frankfurt were finalized in 1933. The airport opened in 1936, and served 70,000 passengers and 966 tons of cargo in its first year of operation. With the start of World War 2 came many changes for the airport, including its takeover by the Luftwaffe. The runways were destroyed in 1944 by an allied bombing raid. After the war, the airport went under numerous runway and terminal expansions, and experienced exponential growth in passenger numbers. Today, it is Germany’s largest airport, serving over 283 destinations over 90 countries on 83 different airlines.

Aviotek’s rendition of the airport includes a variety of features, such as:

  • Completely handcrafted airport buildings
  • Custom GSE and vehicles
  • Custom animated jetways
  • Custom GSX profile
  • Fully custom ATC network
  • Up-to-date taxiways layout
  • Custom taxiway signs
  • Precise and realistic ground textures and layouts
  • Custom terminal interiors
  • POIs
  • Custom terrain profile to match the real one
  • Highway tunnels and overpasses
  • Precisely crafted apron lighting
  • And more!

You can add this amazing airport to your simulator by downloading it on Orbx Direct.

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