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This all-new and highly detailed simulation of the A300B4 wide-body airliner is being developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life aircraft, F-WUAB, which is now preserved at the aviation museum at Toulouse airport, the home of Airbus.
When it first flew in 1972, the A300 was the first twin-engine wide-body airliner, as well as the first aircraft from the newly formed Airbus consortium. Development work began in the 1960s and the first variant, the A300B1, entered service in 1974. The longer range B4 first flew in 1974 before entering service the following year. It became the first aircraft to achieve ETOPS compliance and was later developed into the A300-600 and A310 before production ended in 2007.
The A300B4 will take advantage of the latest technologies such as PBR materials and TFDi RealLight and TrueGlass to produce stunning visual fidelity. Realistic animations will include dynamic wing-flex, ground equipment and all passenger, service and cargo doors.
In the cockpit, the Captain, Co-Pilot and Flight Engineer positions are modelled with nearly all switches, knobs and levers animated and functional. The aircraft will feature custom-coded autopilot, hydraulic, electrical, engine bleed, fuel and pressurisation systems. Wear and tear based on extensive reference photos and custom sounds will produce an authentic cockpit environment, with highly realistic flight dynamics completing the immersive experience.