Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional, adding failures simulation, pushback controls, HF aerials, improved performance and various enhancements.
Most of the new features in this update are focused on the EFB (Electronic Flight Bag), adding a random payload option and a failure system with over 80 different system and component failures. There are options to either fail them instantly or arm them to fail after a specific period of time. A random failures mode will automatically trigger failures based on the selected probability.
A new pushback menu allows you to connect and disconnect a tug and select a forward or reverse direction with variable steering and speed. The rudder control axis can also be used to control the steering during pushback.
Moreover, various tweaks and improvements have been added to ensure full Xbox compatibility, including the addition of a virtual keyboard on the EFB menu for those using an Xbox controller. Also useful for VR users, the keyboard can be used to input weights, fuel and payloads.
Other highlights in this update include the addition of a classic HF aerial and a tail-mounted VHF antenna on all of the variants as well as performance improvements (FPS) and updates to the flight model for better ground handling and behaviour with Sim Update 12.
Finally, Just Flight revealed the core development work on the long-awaited custom UNS-1 FMS is complete and the team is now testing the unit in as many locations and with as many SID, STARs and holds as possible. It will be released in a dedicated update in the coming weeks. They are also working on adding more weather radar functionality to the aircraft within the limitations of the MSFS SDK.