Orbx Announces Detroit Metropolitan Airport for X-Plane 12 and MSFS

November 11, 2022

Orbx has just announced their latest project: Detroit Metropolitan Airport (KDTW) for X-Plane 12 and Microsoft Flight Simulator, with the XP version to come first. According to their announcement post, it’s developed by a group of independent developers, using real-world drawings and exclusive access to the airport as reference. 

With a yearly average of 35 million passengers, DTW  is among the busiest airports in the United States, serving the city of Detroit, Toledo (Ohio), and part of Ontario in Canada. It’s a hub for Delta Airlines, with over 50% of the market share, followed by Endeavor Air and Spirit Airlines, with 12.95% and 11.69%, respectively. It’s DAL’s gateway to Asia for the eastern US, with frequent flights to Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. Popular routes to Europe include Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt. 

The complete feature list follows down below:

  • Detailed and accurate hangar interiors
  • Custom mesh for XP and MSFS
  • Fully custom and high-definition GSE and static elements. All liveries and vehicle types are IRL, and not from a “generic” library. 
  • Toggleable hangar lighting effects in XP through SAM plug-in.
  • Openable hangar doors in XP through SAM plug-in.
  • Hangar door animations in MSFS relating to weather and date/time. 
  • Highly accurate terminal interiors
  • 100% custom airport lighting
  • Custom SAM jetways (XPlane)

They have also stated the intent to develop a Detroit City Pack and Coleman A. Young International Airport as a complement for the Microsoft Flight Simulator version. 

There is no information on a potential release date or pricing, but we’ll keep you updated. 

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