Working Title Releases Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 Beta for MSFS

Working Title has recently released the first beta patch of the Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, fixing issues with the Garmins (G3000, G5000, GNS430W, and GNS530W), bringing a complete overhaul of the avionics on the Boeing 787-10 and 747-8i, and more. 

The highlight of the update is the overhaul on the default Boeings, bringing accurate fonts, look, functionality, and feel, with advanced flight plan support, integrated checklists on the MFD, performance-based VNAV with idle descent capabilities, RNP/ANP indications, functional GPS and IRS navigation systems, fully featured autopilot with autoland, flare, and rollout modes, a fully featured autothrottle system with correct AT modes, and much more.

The 787-10 also gets a revised soundscape, a HUD overhaul with nearly all real-world symbology, and a brand new fly-by-wire system accurately replicating the real-life counterpart. 

They have also made sure to list some limitations, including the lack of an EFB on the 787 for performance calculations, the pedestal CDU on the 747 mirrors the left CDU for performance reasons, and issues with the electrical and fuel system on the 747. The complete list of known issues accompanies the changelog below:

Garmin G3000 / G5000

  • Fixed a bug where removing the traffic and relative terrain indicators from the navigation map would leave behind an empty but visible container
  • Fixed a bug where TAWS touchdown callouts were not using nearest runway elevation
  • Fixed a small inaccuracy in the lateral deviation scale above the PFD HSI Map
  • The autopilot/flight director HDG mode now only reverses turn direction if the selected heading is turned past 330 degrees away from the airplane’s current heading

Garmin GNS430W / GNS530W

  • Fixed some page navigation issues where the right knob push would not close dialogs


  • PFD: Fixed an issue where the wind indicator would spin to the wrong direction
  • FMS: Fix edge case when inserting waypoint at end of flight plan
  • FMS: Fix default hold inbound course to match previous leg outbound course
  • Aircraft


Boeing 787-10 / Boeing 747-8i

  • Comprehensive visual overhaul of the avionics for accurate font, symbology, look, operation, and feel
  • Visually accurate PFD supporting rising runway indication, ILS symbology, FPV and much more
  • Independent MFD/ND/CDU Screens supporting view pane system management
  • CDU supporting advanced flight plan management and performance initialization features
  • Advanced flight plan support, including arcs, radius-to-fix, intercepts, holds, procedure turns, and missed approaches
  • Alternate diversions with customizable profiles for the predictions of ETA, distance and fuel remaining to multiple airports
  • Integrated checklists on the MFD
  • Full synoptics pages indicating status of their respective systems
  • Reworked EICAS supporting full engine indication display and a whole suite of CAS messages
  • Performance based VNAV with idle descent capabilities considering aircraft state, temperature and wind forecast
  • Advanced VNAV configuration with ECON/selected modes, configuration of speed restrictions and speed transitions
  • Fully featured autothrottle system with correct AT modes/functionality and communication to and from the FMS
  • Thrust management system supporting cost index, thrust limitation and assumed temperature derate
  • Fully featured autopilot including AUTOLAND, FLARE and ROLLOUT modes
  • Integrated Approach Navigation (IAN) functionality and indications for straight-in non-precision approaches
  • RNP/ANP indications
  • TCAS II system supporting traffic advisories and RA indications on the ND
  • Revised Engine and Flight Model bringing many values closer to book, fuel consumption, engine power settings, climb rates, speeds, and attitudes
  • Fuel System overhaul supporting proper pump operation on APU Start
  • Support for Hydraulic Demand pumps
  • Overhaul of electrical system with correct bus connection logic and adjusted power consumption
  • Functional GPS and IRS navigation systems
  • Added more functionality to the overhead panels with accurate indications on the electrics, hydraulics, fuel and ECS panels
  • Adjusted overhead panels logic and lighting accordingly
  • 787: Revision of the plane’s soundscape
  • 787: Overhauled HUD supporting nearly all real-world symbology, including both Full and Decluttered modes, runway edge lines, FPV acceleration and speed error indications, TOGA and G/S reference lines, and unusual attitudes
  • 787: New fly-by-wire system simulating the authentic C*U law with trim speed unique to Boeing aircraft
Known Limitations:
  • Both: Environmental Control Systems (Air Conditioning) are work in progress and Synoptics for those are disabled right now
  • 787: EFB for performance calculations not yet available. Calculations happen on the CDU
  • 747: Pedestal CDU (3rd) mirrors the left CDU for performance reasons
  • 747: Electrical transfer busses powering other main busses
  • 747: Fuel System overhaul in progress. Synoptics disabled

Cessna Citation Longitude

  • Fixed thrust reverser animations so that the buckets are only shown as deployed when reverse thrust is actually engaged
  • Added mitigation to prevent the engine and APU graphics on the Fuel, Hydraulics, ECS, and Anti-Ice Synoptic Panes from rendering incorrectly
  • The rudder can now be powered by both the A and B hydraulic systems and no longer requires the left engine to be running
  • Bearing Pointer information is no longer missing when the PFD is in Split mode
  • Fixed improper placement of the NAV/DME information banner when the PFD was in Split mode
  • Fixed a bug where Bearing Pointer 2 information was displayed in the incorrect location when Bearing Pointer 1 was turned off
  • Changing the selected airspeed while autothrottle is on no longer causes the autothrottle to command sudden changes in throttle lever position
  • Added support for the dual-cue flight director format
  • The PFD roll indicator no longer renders the roll scale arc

Daher TBM 930

  • The minimums alerter now works correctly when using radio minimums

If you want to learn how to install the beta branch, please refer to the official guide here.

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