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Press Release Airliner XP sets its aim on a mystery title January 1st, 2007 - The Internationally-based development studio, Airliner XP, has formed to release a yet-to-be-announced title slated for release in 2007.What happens when the three most renown companies in the Flight Simulator market get together is nothing short of a revolution: award winning DreamFleet, FlightScenery and Reality XP join forces to release a revolutionary product.Their first product under the Airliner XP brand, which has been under development since 3 years and is slated to release in 2007, will be announced shortly."In today's market, there is little room to deliver next-generation simulation products that don't meet market expectations," said Jean-Luc Dupiot, co-founder of Airliner XP. "At Airliner XP, we are taking best practices and experiences and marrying that with the best in the industry from around the world to assure seamless and top notch product design and development technology within each level of the production pipeline. And we couldn't be more pleased to partner with DreamFleet and FlightScenery, companies we respect and admire for their legacy, pedigree and amazing talent."Reality XP has been silently working with the aviation training industry and co-founded Airliner XP to bring professional airliner simulation products to the desktop PC. Airliner XP's management and staff includes producers, artists, designers, and developers with experience from leading publishers and titles in the industry including DreamFleet, FlightScenery and Reality XP

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Well, whatever it is, considering the three developers mentioned it will be of the highest quality!I just hope there will be an FS9 version available....*keeps fingers crossed*

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I would imagine it would be FS9...how could they develop something for 3 years for FSX?Mark.

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Well I was of the understanding that the Level D 757 has been in development for some time now (after all, how long ago was the 767 released?) but they recently announced it will be for FSX only.Likewise, PMDG have been working on the MD-11 for a long time now, even more time if you count the work Bill Grabowski did on it before it became a PMDG project... yet PMDG have said they are yet to decide whether or not there will be an FS9 version.

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Working on it for three years but they still can't announce what the product actually is? I hate it when they do that.

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i have a gut feeling its announce as its close to release. if not, why the sudden urge?

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>i have a gut feeling its announce as its close to release. if>not, why the sudden urge?I'd have to concur.As I said in the FSX post, teaming the best gauge programmers EVER, the best 3D modeller I've seen yet, and some of the best 2D panels ( not to mention I love their GA planes! )...I have a feeling we're in for something groundbreaking and I can't wait to see what it is!!

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I really love both Dreamfleet and RXP, so I hope its compatible with FS9 and FSX.Eric

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>As I said in the FSX post, teaming the best gauge programmers>EVER, the best 3D modeller I've seen yet, and some of the best>2D panels ( not to mention I love their GA planes! )...>>I have a feeling we're in for something groundbreaking and I>can't wait to see what it is!!Well, I'd generally concur with the above statement were it not for the abstract smoke-and-mirrors-style marketing blurb. How can a product be in development for three years but not have a working title? And even if it were in development for three years, the merge of FlightScenery/DF/RXP devs for the project apparently just took place.Whenever I see this type of blurb, I get the feeling that it's some product that was developed by one of many devs on the net who -- for lack of interest, time, resources, money, etc. -- abandoned the project, but is no picked up by another team (DF/FlightScenery/RXP, for instance).I guess we'll soon see, though. Fingers are crossed.

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I can assure you it is not smoke and mirrors! Actually, the development took place a little more than 3 years ago by Reality XP for the training industry, and we have been honored to have DreamFleet and FlightScenery join slightly later after that to port this software to a full FS9 and FSX add-on. We are all in the business for so long that I can assure you it has not started yesterday!As for a working title, yes you'll soon know. The press release was to announce the creation of Airliner XP as a partnership of DreamFleet, FlightScenery and Reality XP, which in itself, is quite a first in the fs addon market. While you traditionaly read about this or this person leaving/joining this part-time work group, for the first time, 3 of the most renowned vendors specialized in various fields (photo-realistic panels bitmaps and aircraft, professional 3D modeling and professional avionics simulation for training) join force together to release a series of products, which considering the name Airliner XP, should tell you enough already about what kind of product to expect I hope.We could have announced it 2 years back already, but now we would read in the forums: "hey, I remember something named Airliner XP but what is it the product they are selling? well, they sell no product yet..." :-)Nevertheless, I'm sure you will be thrilled with the upcoming announcements.Hope this helps!

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Thank you for your kind words Eric! yes it will be for both FS9 and FSX. As a matter of fact, in one of my recent post I detail the kind of research and development Reality XP has been doing for some time now to revolutionalize the gauge and add-on development for both FS9 and FSX:http://www.simforums.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=19931Hope this helps!

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>I can assure you it is not smoke and mirrors! Actually, the>development took place a little more than 3 years ago by>Reality XP for the training industry, and we have been honored>to have DreamFleet and FlightScenery join slightly later after>that to port this software to a full FS9 and FSX add-on. We>are all in the business for so long that I can assure you it>has not started yesterday!Jean-Luc:I stand corrected, then! One of the best ways to dissuade opinions like mine is to chime in on various forums and respond; oft times, I wish some other developers would do so. Thank you very much for responding!I look forward to your full product announcement. I'm a big RXP fan and a major fan of Dreamfleet and FlightScenery as well. I can't imagine what the product is, but I agree... it's certain to be great!Best regards,J.

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It's a DC-8 with round dials, no FMS, and a kazillion polygon 3D model.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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Don't be silly!It's a modernised Wright Flyer with a full flight management system, fully modelled LNAV and VNAV, and fly by wire, with monthly AIRAC updates, and full SID/STAR database.A professional version will also be marketed with true "Feel The Wind Rushing Through Your Hair XP" technology (a 12" electric fan that can be fixed to your monitor - flying goggles not provided).

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Jean-Luc,I have to admit, when I first read the press release, I was a bit irritated.I've grown really weary of being "marketed" to. Everyone seems to be making "the thing" that "I have to have" and it's always "coming soon", and boy, how it will be great ! This of course is certainly NOT exclusive to our little niche market, but I'm sure you can see the point I'm making.Reading here, that you've kept this under wraps for so long, and only now have decided to make an announcement, well, that's very refreshing.Best of luck, I look forward to seeing what you guys have in store for us.

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The fact it'll work in FS9 is music to my ears! Very happy to say the least. :)

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It better be a G550 fully modelled and a fully functional FMC. :)

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LOL...The fan idea was pretty funny :( About the same as if they were to ship a rag w/ oil and Jet-A on it this way they make you feel like you're "there". :)On a more serious note, since the name is AirlinerXP I'd have to assume it'll be some form of commercial plane. Knowing RealityXP it will have very very advanced gauges ( smooth to boot! ) w/ crystal-clear readouts and no performance hit. I'm not big on 2D cockpits but for those that love them, Dreamfleet has some amazing 2D cockpit work. I can only assume that Vauchez from FlightScenery will be doing the exterior model and VC. If his Rhode Island and Portland are any indication of his modelling skillset I think we'll all be in for a real treat.

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"Sooooo not even close Bob, it isn't even funny!"There was a certain 737-200 project that was floating around the rumor mill not that long ago (ala 'AirlinerXP'). :-hah

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IMHO the're two possibilities what the product is:a full blown airliner with RXP gauge technology (that's what's probably more unlikely)orsomething like the missing "Jetline-C" (that's what I hope it is), but somehow "advanced" (like integrated MCP/MCU or so).There were some messages in the RXP forum that Jetline-C was never abandoned, but not yet released because of the complexity of the task of integrating an FMS into existing planes. Maybe RXP found a way to retrofit most planes with a modern FMS/autopilot. May not work with all aircraft we have (airliners like PMDG's and thelikes will always have systems so deeply integrated that 3rd parties have absolutely no chance), but with many of them.Anyway, I guess I'll be more than pleased with whatever AirlinerXP will be.Andreas

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>IMHO the're two possibilities what the product is:>>a full blown airliner with RXP gauge technology (that's what's>probably more unlikely)>>or>>something like the missing "Jetline-C" (that's what I hope it>is), but somehow "advanced" (like integrated MCP/MCU or so).>>There were some messages in the RXP forum that Jetline-C was>never abandoned, but not yet released because of the>complexity of the task of integrating an FMS into existing>planes. Maybe RXP found a way to retrofit most planes with a>modern FMS/autopilot. May not work with all aircraft we have>(airliners like PMDG's and thelikes will always have systems>so deeply integrated that 3rd parties have absolutely no>chance), but with many of them.>>Anyway, I guess I'll be more than pleased with whatever>AirlinerXP will be.>>AndreasThat's an interesting theory. I wonder then what Dreamfleet and FlightScenery would be doing in this process? Surely they wouldn't need the best 3-D modeller in the business for some gauges? I'm guessing it's the airliner just from that mix.We'll see soon I hope! ( and I hope not too long, torture! )

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