– EFB aircraft page KG/LB option selection now saved
– SimBrief payload import now supports both KG and LB units of measure
– Cockpit registration placards missing from -200 variant – fixed
– Crossair ATC registration typo fixed
– Exterior cabin and light glass missing on -200 and 300 passenger variants – fixed
– QC/QT cargo door placards fixed
– Cabin window surrounds and glass are now hidden along with the rest of the virtual cabin when disabled via the EFB (allowing for greater freedom with custom cabin views)
– MASTER WARNING and CAUTION control assignments are now supported (MASTER WARNING controls the MWS red warning, MASTER CAUTION controls the MWS amber caution)
– GPWS mode 3 (“don’t sink”) logic tweaked to prevent it being triggered during a shallow initial climb
– Heading/course bug select control assignments fixed (used by Honeycomb Bravo and other hardware)
– Checklists updated
– Starboard wing light fixed
Just Flight are excited to bring you the 146 ‘Whisper Jet’ – featuring the 100, 200 and 300 series of this classic British airliner. The design process of what was to become the 146-100 began under Hawker Siddeley in 1973, when the iconic high T-tail, short undercarriage, four engines and distinctive airbrake were chosen to produce a regional airliner with short-field performance and quiet operation. The 146-100 first flew in 1981, followed by the stretched 200 series in 1982 and the 300 series in 1988.
The Royal Air Force purchased three 146-100s in 1986 and these were operated by The Queen’s Flight, designated the CC.Mk2 ‘Statesman’ and equipped with VIP cabins. The aircraft were used to transport the British royal family and senior members of the UK military and government.
The 146 was also popular with cargo operators due to its excellent capacity and low engine noise, allowing for night flights into city airports. Two cargo variants were developed: the convertible passenger and freight variant (QC) and the freight-only Quiet Trader (QT). The Royal Air Force also operated two 200QC aircraft, designated the C.Mk3.
Eight variants of the 146 are included in this product – the 100 to 300 passenger variants, the 200QC and QT, 300 QT, RAF CC.Mk2 ‘Statesman’ and C.Mk3 – offering a wide variety of configurations, ranges and flight operations across the globe.
The exterior models are stunningly detailed, featuring 8K and 4K textures for incredible clarity and the latest Physical Based Rendering (PBR) material technology to produce realistic metallic, plastic and glass surfaces. Realistic animations include trailing-edge flap mechanisms, spoilers, large tail-mounted airbrake and all passenger and cargo doors.
The Captain and First Officer positions in the cockpit are modelled with hundreds of functional switches, knobs and controls. The aircraft features complex custom-coded systems based on real-world FCOMs, including hydraulic, electrical, fuel and pressurisation, and the cockpit is also fitted with a functional Thrust Management System (TMS) and comprehensive navigation equipment which includes an FMS.
The aircraft are brought to life with immersive dynamic lighting and 3D Wwise sounds, with unique flight dynamics for each variant and custom effects from condensation and contrails to realistic exterior lighting.
The 146 was flown all around the world and over 30 airline liveries from the UK, USA, Europe and Australia are included, bringing you many iconic airlines and paint schemes.