iniBuilds Updates Buffalo Niagara International for X-Plane 12

January 16, 2023

iniBuilds has recently updated their rendition of Buffalo Niagara International (KBUF), adding compatibility with X-Plane 12. It is the third-busiest airport in the state of New York, serving the Buffalo Metropolitan Area and Niagara Falls in Canada. 

With a yearly average of 5 million passengers, Buffalo averages over 100 daily flights, with over 30 destinations in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Southwest Airlines is responsible for most of the market share, with 26.86% of the annual traffic figures as of 2021-2022, followed by Delta (13.69%) and American (11%). 

The airport has a long history dating back to the early 20th century. The first airfield in the area, Curtiss Aerodrome, was established in 1916 and was used primarily for pilot training during World War I. It was later renamed Buffalo Municipal Airport and underwent several expansions in the 1920s and 1930s, including the addition of a passenger terminal and a new runway. During World War II, BUF was used as a training base for the US Army Air Corps. After the war, commercial air traffic increased, and the airport was renamed Greater Buffalo International Airport in 1967. In 1997, the airport was renamed Buffalo Niagara International Airport to reflect the broader regional reach of the airport. 

The scenery features a high-detail rendition of the airport terminal with a modeled interior, hand-made ground polygons, true-to-life airport landside recreation (with custom ground decals, signposts, vegetation, parking barriers, and more), accurately modeled and placed dynamic airport lighting, hand-placed (and high-definition) vegetation, accurate taxi signage as per the real-world, custom built jetways with PBR texturing, accurate logos and real-world decals scattered throughout the airport, hand-placed ground service equipment, and high detail models of all airport buildings, objects and surroundings.

It’s available on the iniBuilds Store for roughly $20.77, requiring at least 2.98 GB of free disk space to install. 

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