AKD Studios Releases GLF550 Ultimate Business Jet for X-Plane

October 28, 2022
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After two years and a half of development, AKD Studios has finally released their GLF550 for X-Plane 11 and 12, a business jet introduced in 2004 and primarily used by the USAF, US Navy, Israeli Air Force, and Netjets. With a capacity for 14-19 passengers and a range of 12.500 km, it is the private aircraft of choice for many governments and armies around the globe.

The add-on features many custom systems, including pressurization, oxygen, air conditioning, hydraulics, fuel, APU, and auto flight suite, along with an EFB that brings ground service controls, performance calculator, refueling and load manager, avitab integration, checklists, and aircraft options. The detailed cockpit features tridimensional switches and 4K PBR textures all over.

The complete feature list follows down below:

Aircraft Systems:

  • Custom Pressurization, Oxygen and Air Conditioning system 
  • Custom electrical system with all its buses
  • Custom fire Protection system
  • Custom Hydraulic system 
  • Custom fuel system
  • Custom APU system 
  • Custom GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System)
  • Custom TCAS (Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System)
  • Fully Custom Display Controllers
  • Custom Autopilot and autothrottle system 
  • Custom CAS messages 
  • Custom Ice and rain protection system
  • IRS system

 

Custom MFD’s:

 

DU 1:

  •1/6 Top: 

  • AC/DC Summary
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • CAS
  • Checklist
  • Compacted Engines
  • Engine Start
  • Flight Controls
  • Primary Engine
  • Secondary Engine
  • TCAS

 

•1/6 Bottom:

  • AC/DC Summary
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • CAS
  • Checklist
  • Compacted Engines
  • Engine Start
  • Flight Controls
  • Primary Engine
  • Secondary Engine
  • TCAS

 

2/3:

  • PFD

 

DU 2:

  

1/6 Top: 

  • Primary Engine

 

1/6 Bottom

  • AC/DC Summary
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • CAS
  • Checklist
  • Compacted Engines
  • Engine Start
  • Flight Controls
  • Secondary Engine
  • TCAS
  • Waypoint List

 

 2/3: 

  • Map
  • Synoptics(AC Power, DC Power, Doors, Fuel, Hydraulic, CMC, ECS/PRESS, FLT CTRL, Summary)
  • Video

 

DU 3:

 1/6 Top: 

  • CAS

 1/6 Bottom:

  • AC/DC Summary
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • Checklist
  • Compacted Engines
  • Engine Start
  • Flight Controls
  • Primary Engine
  • TCAS
  • Video
  • Waypoint List

•2/3: 

  • Map
  • Synoptics(AC Power, DC Power, Doors, Fuel, Hydraulic, CMC, ECS/PRESS, FLT CTRL, Summary)
  • Video

 

DU 4:

1/6 Top: 

  • AC/DC Summary
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • CAS
  • Checklist
  • Compacted Engines
  • ECS
  • Engine Start
  • Flight Controls
  • Primary Engine
  • Secondary Engine
  • TCAS

1/6 Bottom:

  • AC/DC Summary
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • CAS
  • Checklist
  • Compacted Engines
  • Engine Start
  • Flight Controls
  • Primary Engine
  • Secondary Engine 
  • TCAS

 

 2/3:

  • PFD

 

Electronic Flight Bag(EFB):

  • Ground service controls
  • Performance calculator
  • refueling and load managers
  • Avitab integration 
  • Checklists
  • Options

Detailed modeling and textures:

  • Detailed 3d cockpit with animated switches
  • Passenger cabin: Functional Lavatory, Doors and Hatches. Animated Cabin 
  • Highly detailed cockpit with each button, switch and knob functional
  • 4K PBR textures

Other:

  • FMOD sounds 
  • X-Plane 12 Rain effect
  • 3D Cockpit and cabin lights

It’s available on the X-Plane.Org Store for $31.95 and it requires at least 1 GB of free disk space to install.

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