PMDG Updates 737 Lineup for MSFS

February 25, 2023

PMDG has recently updated their 737 lineup to version 3.00.0063 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, bringing a range of minor fixes and improvements along with an Operations Center update.

In order to update the product, customers have to manually update the Operations Center, as the automatic update system is not working. The instructions are available on the announcement post here

As previously mentioned, it’s a minor update with improvements to the whole lineup with the intent to "move the quality forward", as stated by the CEO. The complete changelog follows down below:

- [FMS - SID/STAR pages] Magenta line to first waypoint after departure runway drawing revised algorithm
- [Sounds - Internal/Cockpit] Air Gnd Sensor releasing Gear Lock on Liftoff not heard
- [AFDS - Pitch Modes] Pitch Guidance not adjusting for Flap Schedule on Go Around
- [AFDS - Pitch Modes] Airplane not accellerating after dual channel go around
- [FMS - Route/Legs Pages] HOLD page update with PPOS hold not executed yet but modified after creation
- [FMS - Route/Legs Pages] Handling offset route entry with very small offsets
- [FMS/AFDS - VNAV] Initial descent path adjustment at T/D to avoid too much speed gain
- [FMS - Route/Legs Pages] Transition altitude for missed APP WPTs and following Go Around
- [AFDS - Roll Modes] LNAV Stability when sequencing leg colinear with next leg
- [Systems - Wheels & Brakes] Brake Temp on differential braking inop Rt Side
- [External Model - Geometry] airstair missing texture
- [External Model - Geometry] 737 external model mesh holes
- [External Model - Liveries] Texture or Model Issue
- [Main Panel - Aural/Visual Warning Systems] Door warning lights comes ON on Recall even if all doors are closed.
- [Ground Physics] Nosewheel Steering effectivity at higher speeds
- [Geometry/Textures] Captain Footrest adjustment
- [Geometry/Textures] Texture clipping on NAV 2 panel
- [Geometry/Textures] Comm 2 strange texture
- [Comms/Navs] MMR does not remember preselected frequency
- [Radios/Comms/Navs] MMR not saving standby frequencies
- [Functionality/Click-Spots] F/O PREV PAGE button not animating
- [Radios/Comms/Navs] MMR behavior when changing frequencies
- [Geometry] Light bleeding through front cabin walls
- [Geometry] Hole in front of passenger cabin
- [Performance Pages] Consistent use of custom payload ZFW value
- [Ground Operations] Stairs 1L Arrive Even if JTWY INH
- [Setup/Options Pages] EFIS/MAP Options still greyed out
- [Liveries] Texture Alignment Between Fuse2 - Fuse3 Left Side
- [Geometry/Textures] Black texture on top of glareshield
- [Electrical] Power-up Self Test of Electrical Display not long enough when battery power first selected ON.
- [Electrical] APU GEN power save mode incorrectly triggering at Fail-toAir sense rather than APU GEN Off signal.
- [Wheels & Brakes] Autobrake Control Unit not responding to primary sensor input, relying upon alternate sensor mode for activation on landing.
- [Failures Pages] Anti Skid amber annunciator not illuminating correctly for antiskid normal/alternate valve system problems.
- [Geometry] Texture issue inboard flaps, trailing edge.
- [Geometry] BBJ no collision model in the VC
- [Geometry] Strange texture on cabin ceiling
- [Failures Pages] Engine Anti Ice failure incorrect behavior
- [Electrical] Right wiper not connected to DC BUS 2
- [Fuel] Fuel does not feed from opposite engine when 1 engine failed and Xfeed open
- [Aural/Visual Warning Systems] Six Pack IRS light on Recall test always light despite IRS is working with no issues​

After the release of the -900, they claim to focus on general fixes, updates to the existing logic, and merging in the new navdata. Work also continues on the Universal Flight Tablet.

They finished off with a note on the MSFS Beta Channel, especially regarding the SU12 compatibility, where it's stated they might hold off on updates until SU12 is out to the public, with an eventual beta channel on the Operations Center that would allow PMDG to push updates to both stable and beta (something for the future after the tablet is out and they are happy with all the pending improvements).


The 737 lineup is available on the PMDG Shop for $34.99 (737-600), $49.99 (737-900), and $69.99 (737-700 and 737-800, individually). 

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