Just Flight Publishes First Fokker 70 & 100 Development Update

January 13, 2023

Just Flight has recently published the first development update on the Fokker 70 &  100 project for Microsoft Flight Simulator, announced last year. It’s composed of some information on the current state of things and fourteen screenshots. 

Their Fokker 100’s cockpit, exterior models, and textures are undergoing extensive testing, with dynamic lighting in the cockpit and externally being the latest addition. Work is yet to begin on the 70 variant and a detailed passenger cabin for both. Just Flight plans to keep everyone updated with further development updates. 

The product will feature (once finished) native models with 4K and 8K textures, realistic animations including dynamic wing-flex, all doors (including cargo), lift-dumpers, and the tail-mounted airbrake. The cockpit will feature hundreds of functional switches, knobs, controls, and high-resolution displays, driven by complex custom-coded systems based on real-world FCOMs, including hydraulic, electrical, fuel, pressurization, and a custom navigation system with an FMS. 

The Fokker 70 & 100 are twin-turbofan regional aircraft, developed by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. The Fokker 70 is a shorter version of the 100, seating up to 86 passengers. The F100 variant can fit up to 110 passengers. They were introduced in the late 1980s and early 1990s, rapidly gaining popularity among regional airlines due to their cost-effectiveness and reliability. However, due to financial difficulties, Fokker went bankrupt in 1996, with a permanent halting of the production line. Despite it all, there are many F70s and F100s around to this day, especially in Australia.

There’s no information regarding the price or release date yet. Stay tuned to Threshold for more information on the matter!

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