BinerSim Enters X-Plane with Debut Soekarno-Hatta Airport Release
November 6, 2021
BinerSim has officially made their debut in X-Plane with the release of Soekarno-Hatta Airport for X-Plane which features highly detailed and accurate buildings and textures. Their first release is a recreation of Indonesia’s main international gateway serving the capital city of Jakarta, the country’s main economic, culture and political powerhouse.
Home to over 10 million in the “Special Capital Region” alone, it is one of the world’s most populous urban areas, the Greater Jakarta region accounts for over 31 million people, making it the second-most populous urban area in the world after Tokyo. For BinerSim, the team was established in 2013 with a primary focus on Indonesian airports for FSX/P3D, the efforts which culminated into the development of Soekarno-Hatta for their entry into X-Plane. This X-Plane rendition is the result of numerous months of development being spent to make the best recreation of the airport.
“Many months of meticulous research and development went into this product. The final result is a faithful, "as real as it gets" recreation of the real world Soekarno-Hatta International Airport…”
The airport comes equipped with many of the modern features we normally see in an X-Plane scenery add-on; accurate buildings, PBR textures, and night lighting. In a departure from most other sceneries, the team elected to refrain from the use of orthoimagery as a base for their groundwork due to the generally poor satellite image quality in Indonesia (or most Asian countries in that regard). A short features list can be found below:
- FPS Optimized
- Detailed building models
- Accurate ground markings and pavement textures
- PBR night lighting
- Custom jetways + docking system/marshallers powered by SAM3
Soekarno-Hatta airport features 3 terminals as well as a freight terminal for domestic and international cargo. Soekarno-Hatta Airport also serves over 100 destinations and 25 different airlines throughout Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Australia. The airport was first opened on May 1st 1985 during Phase 1 and a series of major upgrade projects have followed since then.
The product availability is staggered with the airport’s release being prioritized to the OneSim Store platform first, with simMarket availability shortly following thereafter. You may check out more of their airports on their Twitter and Website. The team has a main goal of enhancing the Indonesian region in flight simulation - and with that, they’ve expressed intentions to bring more Indonesian airports from their FSX/P3D (and MSFS) catalogue into X-Plane in the future.
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