PMDG Releases Boeing 737-900 for MSFS

February 7, 2023

PMDG has recently released their rendition of the Boeing 737-900 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding to the other - already released - three variants of their 737 lineup. 

The 737-900 is the longest 737 variant to date, with 42.11m of total length, seating up to 189 people in a high-density layout, or 177 on two-class, whilst keeping the same MTOW and fuel capacity as of the -800. It was first flown in 2001 with Alaska Airlines. The 737-900ER, on the other hand, can seat up to 220 passengers with a single-class configuration or 180 with two classes, along with an increased range (as implied by the name), around 3,280nm (the normal -900 only has 2,800nm). Due to its limited carrying capacity and range, the -900 was unsuccessful, with only 52 orders in total. The ER variant has accumulated over 500 orders recently.

PMDG’s rendition features a fully customized system simulation for all major and minor aircraft system components, a highly sophisticated logical simulation of onboard information systems and aircraft management, a customized flight model with enhanced physics augmentation, rigid body physics for wing and tail surfaces, fully customized flight control systems, accurate resolution cockpit displays, interchangeable equipment options for cockpit instrumentation, numerous user-configurable options, native datalink simulation compatible with SimBrief, a driveable pushback tug, a custom sound package, a highly-detailed tridimensional cockpit, advanced animations, and a complete tutorial for 737 beginners. 

The developer has also listed some features that are to come in future updates, including the custom EFB, high-resolution cabin models and gear bay interiors for the entire 737 lineup, and Asobo-dependant updates such as the weather radar, which they mention as an example. 

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

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