Here is what is in the next Airline version V4.3 and if you have earlier versions you can upgrade.
Current Build Data
AIRLINE version: v4.2.23
Airport Data Zip File Date: 27/09/2002
Aircraft Data Zip File Date: 28/08/2002
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the new users that have joined us. Our advert on airliners.net has caused quite a stir and it’s good see so many of our users out there getting involved.
A total of five users, all from Norway and Denmark have reported some very strange problems with the city data and the sorting being incorrect. We have discovered that this is related to the extra characters in the alphabet and we are looking at options for this however, all users in these countries who are running their versions on windows/keyboard settings in English, are not having the problem and all seems to be fine.
A number of users have asked if we can allow you to adjust the seat pitch however, this is already covered by the actual seating type selected, for example, the more expensive/comfortable seats increase the leg room as well. v4.3 does allow you to put any type of seat into any class, this was prompted by the number of airlines, eg SQ and CX now having sleeper seats in the business class.
v4.3 will see the introduction of landing fee contracts and also, increased landing fees during peak periods.
So often we hear it is too easy to make money so v4.3 has an major over haul of the entire set up process. No longer can you pick any hub and borrow unlimited money. You will have to enter into hub contracts, sell bonds or raise capitol and then comply with strict time lines to repay loans and bonds when they mature.
v4.3 introduces skill levels, 1 – 4 levels of controlled play in a set environment and a fifth setting called “real world” where everything will remain random.
Cargo contracts in v4.3 can be tracked through connecting cities by flight number.
Transfers through Hub Cities
V4.2.23 introduced some major changes to the concept of the hub cities and one of them was a rule that your aircraft had to pass through a hub city at least twice in any itinerary. We have not had any feedback on this change (no news usually means no bad news) but if anyone does have any comments, please let us know.
v4.3 beta testing
We have 5 positions left for any users who wish to be beta testers on v4.3 – it can be quite time consuming but also rewarding as you have direct input into the final stages of the development. Anyone interested, just let us know.
If anyone needs an update file that is currently not on the site, please let us know and we will get one made for you and uploaded. A reminder to check the members section of the site for these update files, if you are not running v4.2.23 – please go and download the latest update to your copy of the simulation.
Enjoy everyone and happy flying!
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