New Airline Packs & Hub Concept

BOEING 737 Airline Packs - A New Era

Supporting Boeing 737 pilots across the Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-700er and Boeing 737-900er Series, an all new and comprehensive range of Airline Expansion Packs offers even more detail and content.

Our intention has always been to introduce a new and higher standard in airline liveries than we have in the past and also to engage in and offer 'HUB' support for pilots wishing to cover every aspect of airline operation with everything from new route training and mission-critical tasking or planning that a new or more defined route might involve. (Watch out for the new HUB section on our navigation menus).

The art on all aircraft signals a brand new departure for Ariane.
(Gone are the days (and the concern) that our aircraft began to resemble some miscreant from a graphic novel adventure). Ariane's new artists are award-winning, highly-regarded VIP illustrators in their own right; true professionals who design VIP interiors for real VIP aircraft and they sell their work for high prices (and while Ariane is talking to them about fine art prints, begin saving your pennies). On the new aircraft, white paint has a glossy look to it (but without 'over-shine' that some cartoons suffer from). The gloss white reflection can be seen on the Westjet version on this page very clearly. Metal looks (and glistens in the sun) like real metal with striations in its texture (see Aeromexico and AA). And, where paint has been worn over time and smoothed out, the effect has been replicated so what is 'brushed' in the real world really does look brushed in the simulated one with every mark and engraining down to the rivet lines. Where once we dabbled in painting our aircraft, we now specialize and will expand the designs to cater for even higher HD, 2HZ and even deeper detail for 3D development and support.

There will be two versions of 'new world' Airline Packs.

One concept will center around a series of what we call the 'Special Edition' Packs which will feature a range of aircraft, diverse and different as each carrier and country determines. The other, will mean a new range called HUB Packs will be created, one for each concentration for each airline (such as the huge diversity of paints that Southwest has) and HUBS will also offer something quite unique that nobody has ever offered or done before. A range of flights, charts and other tools to complete an entire airlines flight repertoire will be available both in printable and in printed (box) formats. HUBs will mean a quantum leap forward in covering an airlines entire fleet along with all the diversity of its ranges.

HUBS as well as AIRLINES will signal a lot more detailed and involved range than ever before and both will be designed to cater for the discerning specialist who knows his Boeing 737 airline very well with all its various details. Details that will be replicated not only on the outside of the aircraft but also on the inside! With every galley logo, attendant station warning sign and cockpit reminder as examples). HUB Packs will appeal to real pilots who like to fly our aircraft at home exactly the way many of them fly the real, Boeing 737 aircraft during their day jobs.

Following the release of the Special Edition Packs and the HUB Packs there will be an announcement of even further support for pilots whose aim it is to fly their chosen airline in some areas that require even more intense and complex pre-planning and pre-determination of certain conditions. Watch this space. The range that we are currently finalising, encompasses the biggest and most diverse livery range ever completed by any developer. The number of finished airline paints and depictions is expected already to amount to almost 500 individual aircraft, making it the largest range of airlines ever made. We hope to bring the first of the releases to support FSX pilots as well as supporting FS9 pilots who have decided to stick with FS9 at the end of Q3 (as reported on our front page). We look forward to further supporting everyone with these new creations and ask people to check back here from time to time to see the progress. We would like to thank everyone for their good patience while we finish them, flight test their new engines and then roll them out.

Here are the current range of packs that are in various stages of completion:-

Special Edition Packs - FSX
600/700/800/900/900er/BBJ

Special Edition Packs - FS9
300/400/500/600/700/800/900/900er/BBJ

HUB Packs - FSX
600/700/700er/800/900er

HUB Packs - FS9
300/400/500/700/800