PMDG News

PMDG 737NGX Service Pack 1 Now Available!

PMDG is pleased to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for the PMDG 737NGX. This Service Pack addresses CTD issues and other bugs found since release day. Additional enhancements and features have been incorporated into Service Pack 1.

Click here to download Service Pack 1.

Friday October 28, 2011
Robert Randazzo speaks on FSBreak Podcast

Listen to PMDG's Robert Randazzo speak about the NGX on FSBreak Podcast episode 96!

Click here to listen to Robert Randazzo starting at 1:07:30 into the podcast.

Monday August 22, 2011
PMDG 737NGX Simulation expected to release in 7 - 10 days

The PMDG 737NGX, our in depth simulation of Boeing's ubiquitous 737 Next Generation series aircraft is in the final stages of testing. Release to market is anticipated to take place on or before 04AUG11.*

This release will cap three years of in depth development and thorough testing by experienced 737 aircraft and support technicians. PMDG is proud to be releasing this, the most detailed simulation of the 737NG yet created for personal use. Pricing and availability will be announced in the coming days.

* Release date subject to slight change should testing results require.

Monday July 25, 2011
Get $40 off the PMDG 747-400X Retail CD

Customers frequently ask if it is possible to have us ship them a backup CD of their downloaded PMDG 747-400X. Until now, this simply hasn't been possible, but thanks to PMDG's new retail distribution office, we are able to make the full retail CD available to our download customers for only $19.99! Available at $59.99 for first time customers who want the CD version, our shopping cart will automatically deduct $40.00 from the price of the CD at checkout if you already have a copy of the PMDG 747-400X in your account as of 19AUG10!

This offer will last only as long as this product remains in stock, so if you've ever considered grabbing the full retail CD as a backup, this is the time to act!

Notes: You must have a valid PMDG 747-400X DOWNLOAD purchase in your user account as of 19AUG10 to qualify for the instant discount. This offer subject to change or removal without notice. Offer valid subject to available inventory in stock.

Friday, August 20, 2010
FSLive Review scores the PMDG JS4100 a 98%

The PMDG JS4100 has been given yet another great review! FSLive.de has given it a full 98%! Drop by FSLive.de to read the full review (in German), or visit our Awards and Reviews Page for a full overview of awards and reviews for all of PMDGs highly acclaimed products.

Saturday, January 8, 2010
Flugsimulation.com Awards the PMDG JS4100 Best Commercially Produced Airliner of 2009!

PMDG is proud to receive Flugsimulation's Best Airliner of 2009 Award for the PMDG JS4100 Turboprop. The J41 recieved 70% more votes than the next highest rated airliner. This says a lot about this turboprop!

You can read the full roster of awards of the "Beste FS Software 2009" at Flugsimulation, or visit our Awards and Reviews Page for a full overview of awards and reviews for all of PMDGs highly acclaimed products.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Avsim Gives the PMDG JS4100 Turboprop its Avsim Gold Star Award

You can read the full review at Avsim, or visit our Awards and Reviews Page for a full overview of awards and reviews for all of PMDGs highly acclaimed products.

Monday, Dec 14, 2009
PMDG JS4100 Turboprop is Virtual Flight's Editor's Choice!

PMDG is thrilled that Virtual Flight Magazine has chosen the PMDG JS4100 Turboprop as their Editor's Choice!

Head on over to Greeksim.com and read the full review in Greek or English.

Visit our Awards and Reviews Page for a full overview of awards and reviews for all of PMDGs highly acclaimed products.

Monday, Dec 14, 2009
Avsim Back Online. PMDG Forums Open Again!

As of Tuesday Night, May 26, 2009, the Avsim Forums and the PMDG Customer Support Forum is back online! Welcome back Avsim!

You can visit the PMDG Support Forum here .

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
AVSIM Hacked

PRESS RELEASE: AVSIM Hacked!!

Tom Allensworth, CEO and Publisher of AVSIM, today issued the following announcement; "We regret to inform the flight simulation community that on Tuesday, May 12, AVSIM was hacked and effectively destroyed. The method of the hack makes recovery difficult, if not impossible, to recover from. Both servers, that is the library / email and web site / forum servers were attacked. AVSIM is totally offline at this time and we expect to be so for some time to come. We are not able to predict when we will be back online, if we can come back at all. We will post more news as we are able to in the coming days and weeks.

****More****

I have to tell you, it goes against my grain to solicit or allow donations without providing anything in return for your hard earned dollar/euro/yen or whatever. However, in the situation we are in now, any and all donations can help, if not immediately, then in the longer term. We will use your donations to help pay for any hardware that we need to purchase and any fees that we have to pay for technical assistance (that doesn't get volunteered that is). We will always be in need of future hardware upgrades, software, etc., so if your donation is not put to use in the short term, I can assure you that it will in the longer term.

Tom Allensworth

You can Donate by Paypal



Or you can send a check or money order to:

AVSIM Inc.
c/o 1549 North Dairy Rd
Victoria BC
Canada V8T 3T9

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
PMDG 747-400 Wins Best Commercial Add-on released of 2008!

For several weeks, members and guests of our Dutch FS-site Flightsimulatorx.nl have been able to vote for their favourite products in different categories. One of those categories was the Best Commercial Add-on released in the year 2008.

"We are proud to bring you the news that one of your products, namely the PMDG 747-400X Queen of the Skies, has won the award in this category! We hope you'll appreciate it, as well as we do! We from the Flight Simulator community are happy that there are manufacturers like PMDG to bring us such quality add-ons for Flight Simulator. This way we can enjoy Flight Simulator in the highest level of realism, creating an environment which is desirable for any Flight Simmer! "

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
PMDG MD-11 Training Materials Available!

PMDG has made available a high quality line of MD-11 flight manuals and flight training posters identical to those used by MD-11 pilots! In partnership with one of the world's premier aircraft manual and training material publishers, PMDG has produced more than 1400 pages of documentation for the PMDG MD-11. These pages make up three must-have manuals: MD-11 Flight Crew Operating Manual, MD-11 Systems Manual and FMS Supplement and MD-11 Quick Reference Handbook. These manuals are bound in high quality format with colored tabs and arrive on your doorstep completely indexed and ready to enhance your PMDG MD-11 flying experience.

For those interested in studying the PMDG MD-11 cockpit in detail, PMDG has produced a line of high quality color cockpit posters suitable for in depth study or framing to hang in your office or sim-pit.

You can see the new PMDG MD-11 flight manuals and posters in greater detail here.

Thursday, September 18, 2008
PMDG Releases Service Pack for the PMDG 747-400 for FS9 and FSX

PMDG has released Service Pack 1.2 for the PMDG 747-400 for FS9, and Service Pack 2.10 for the PMDG 747-400 for FSX.

The service Packs can be downloaded here.

  1. Fixed Crash-To-Desktop when exiting from 747-400X Freighter version
  2. Significantly improved Save/Load state for saved flights / start situations
  3. Fixed case where ILS radio frequency did not reload after load saved state
  4. Fixed rare Crash-To-Desktop under certain CDU window resize scenario
  5. Fixed erroneous brake temp indication when SimConnect Brake Indication values were erroneously returned for fractional brake pressure settings.
  6. Updated Virtual Cockpits to include a clickable TOGA hotspot on the MCP. (mouseover screw)
  7. Corrected right main landing gear brake assignment.
  8. Improved speedbrake logic to prevent accidental trip of autobrakes if FSX erroneously
  9. reads the spoiler handle as DOWN. (Handle DOWN will correctly disconnect autobrakes)
  10. Improved engine spool inertial delta to improve autothrottle handling of high energy changes.
  11. Corrected flaw in outboard aileron lockout system logic.
  12. Improved LNAV propensity to correct XTRK errors.
  13. Improved LNAV handling of course tracking in various scenarios.
  14. General cleanup of some animations in the VC (window shades, etc)
  15. Corrected static knob settings for Air Data, FMC, Flight Director knobs on F/O side of cockpit.
  16. Corrected logic for CWT L/R and STAB L/R pump switch PRESS lights.
  17. Corrected EGT Limit bar behavior during engine start.
  18. Corrected Fuel On index bar behavior during engine start.
  19. Corrected incorrect logic preventing VREF election for return to field prior to climb/cruise.
  20. PROG page opens to 1/3 correctly .
  21. Tightened autopilot roll logic to improve lateral tracking behavior in turbulence.
  22. XTRK error correctly populates rather than remaining blank.
  23. Corrected 400 Passenger model SPEC mapping texture.
  24. Updated EPR modeling on PW/RR engines to reflect more accurate values.
  25. PW/RR EPR less than 1.00 ram effect model based on dynamic pressure and throttle position.
  26. CLB thrust reduction now correctly senses flap lever position rather than flap angle.
  27. Modified EGT behavior during shutdown to incorporate more realistic temps/behaviors.
  28. PMDG Options "TCAS Show All Traffic" setting now ignores Above/N/Below switch in order to show all traffic. (Above/N/Below switch still functions correctly if "all traffic" is not selected.)
  29. Corrected behavior of GPWS Gear Override Switch.
  30. Eliminated silly FSX tire vapor animations in rain/snow
  31. Changed the way FMS reads SID/STAR files to ensure soft constraints (A/B) are properly read.
  32. Considerable changes to handling of soft constraints in VNAV climb/descent. (Should fix occasional problems with UNABLE NEXT ALT logic and calcualtion of ToD when the first waypoint after ToD is soft.)
  33. Improved Direct-To maneuvering algorithm with LNAV engaged.
  34. Changed sequencing criteria for flyover-type waypoints to improve flyover performance.
Friday, May 12, 2008
PMDG Launches MD11 YouTube Channel

PMDG is pleased to announce the launch of the PMDG MD11 YouTube Channel featuring the PMDG MD11.

Here we will be posting videos showcasing the MD11 in action! Please drop by, enjoy the videos, and subscribe for notifications of future PMDG MD11 video additions!

You can find the PMDG MD11 YouTube Channel here.

Friday, May 16, 2008
PCPilot Readers

Information published by PC Pilot related to PMDG's half-off promotional program on the 400X went to press after the two-month long promotional program had already expired. PMDG regrets the inconvenience. Customers who wish to be kept aprised of future promotional programs should elect to receive email from PMDG in their eCommerce account settings.

Wednesday, January 23
PMDG Releases 747-400X for FSX

It is a pleasure for PMDG to announce the release of its first airliner simulation for the new Flight Sim platform. Now, FSX users can enjoy our innovative and highly popular 747-400 series in a breath-taking visual environment. The product includes the passenger as well as cargo version. Previous owners of our FS2004 747-400 Queen of the Skies product are entitled to a 50% discount if it was purchased through PMDG eCommerce. The discount coupon is available through the PMDG Shop.

Sunday, October 28
NAVData Releases PMDG Terminal Procedures

PMDG is pleased to announce NAVData's release of the latest AIRAC cycle that includes a complete set of procedures for our 737NG and 747-400 products. Richard Steffan of NAVData states that "the file contains over 2160 different airport and includes SIDs, STARs, IAPs (incl. missed approach procedures) and where available the gates." NAVData Homepage

Friday, August 17
PMDG launches new Corporate Identity and Company Website

Welcome to the PMDG Homepage!

As PMDG is close to releasing its first FSX product, it is entering a new era in its 8 year history and to celebrate this, we have launched a new look and webpage. The modern design reflects PMDG's continued commitment to professional flight simulation.

The webpage has been split into two sections: one is PMDG Simulations, which is all about our products for flight simulation, and the other is PMDG Company, which acts as a company portal to provide details on PMDG members, PMDG events, etc.

Thursday, May 17
PMDG 747-400X Enters Beta Testing

The highly anticipated 747-400X for FSX has entered the beta testing phase and an approximate release date will be available shortly. Taking advantage of FSX' new features and capabilities, as well as the greatly improved performance provided by SP1, PMDG is looking foward to providing the avid jetliner enthusiast with their favorite 747-400 Passenger and Cargo simulation.

To visit the 747-400X Product Page, please click here.

Thursday, May 17
PMDG and Angle of Attack Productions Announce Coorperation

Angle of Attack Productions, in cooperation with the Precision Manuals Development Group, are pleased to announce the newest of their training products: Angle of Attack- Queen of the Skies Training.

For detailed information regarding the Angle of Attack-Queen of the Skies Training DVD, please visit AoA's website here.

Thursday, May 17