FS Traffic

Compatibility: Microsoft Flight Simulator

This product has been released, you can find out more on the product page

For over 20 years Just Flight has been bringing your virtual airports and skies to life with AI traffic packages, and with this latest instalment in the series, Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is now 'as busy as it gets'.

FS Traffic features a fleet of brand-new aircraft models, all designed from the ground up to exploit the enhanced visuals of Microsoft’s new simulation platform, while still providing excellent FPS/performance. The aircraft include great features such as high definition 4096x4096 livery textures, night lighting textures, custom animations (including engine fans, flaps, spoilers and thrust reversers), custom visual effects (including contrails, engine heat blur, exterior lighting and touchdown smoke), compatibility with airport jetways and ground units, and realistic sounds by Turbine Sound Studios. All these features provide unmatched levels of realism and immersion at a level which can only be achieved in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Accurate flight plans in your simulator
FS traffic adds tens of thousands of real-life commercial flight plans from different time periods, giving full worldwide coverage of commercial airline traffic sourced from the same suppliers that power a number of popular flight tracking websites and apps. Flight plan data covers the summer 2022 schedules and the 2021 and 2019 summer schedules will be made available as free updates after release.

Choose what day of the week you want to fly
The time and day of the week set in your flight simulator will determine which flights you see in the simulator. A Tuesday morning will appear vastly different to a Friday afternoon.

Customise your flight plans with the Traffic Control Centre
This powerful tool enables you to create new flight plans, add your own aircraft liveries and even add brand-new third-party aircraft models as AI, all included in one simple-to-use app.

Take control over your traffic via the FS Traffic in-sim menu
A simple-to-use in-sim menu includes a Traffic Boost feature which allows you to adjust the level of traffic to suit your personal taste, as well as removing and regenerating traffic on the fly.

Negligible impact on FPS/performance
The included AI models are built from the ground up to take full advantage of MSFS visuals yet produce no noticeable impact on FPS (when compared to default MSFS Offline Traffic).
 
Fly using your online networks
All aircraft models included with FS Traffic can also be used for model matching when flying on compatible online networks such as VATSIM.

See the Detailed Description below for more details and the full list of aircraft models included - you can take a look at the manual here!

High quality models

  • 48 aircraft models/variants included
  • Built from the ground up to take full advantage of MSFS’s enhanced visuals
  • Built with performance in mind, to keep your FPS high

High quality liveries

  • Over 700 high quality liveries
  • 4096x4096 textures
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Layered and detailed PSD-format paint kits featuring extensive detailing (static ports, stencils etc.) for each included aircraft type

Real-life flight plans

  • Choose between flight plans from 2022, 2021 and 2019 (2021 and 2019 will be available as free updates post-release)
  • Flight plans will vary depending on the time and date selected in the simulator

FPS friendly

  • Negligible performance hit, even at the busiest of airports (compared to default MSFS Live Traffic)
  • Tools are provided to adjust the level of detail and thus the FPS hit (LOD settings, texture detail, traffic density etc.)

Ease of installation

  • Just Flight installers allow for simple, hassle-free installation
  • Quick Start video guide to walk you through the set-up process

Traffic Control Centre

  • View and edit any FS Traffic flight plan
  • Filter flight plans by day, departure time, aircraft, airline or flight number
  • Create custom flight plans
  • Modify which liveries are assigned to a specific aircraft/airline combination
  • Add other third-party aircraft models and liveries from other traffic programs
  • Customise which ground services interact with the aircraft
  • Import alternative flight plans from a third-party source (such as simBrief)
  • Adjust FS Traffic core settings such as: selecting the year for which you wish to see flight plans, changing various livery substitution options, map provider options and various performance options allowing you to fine tune your FS Traffic experience.

In-sim menu

  • Adjust the density of AI traffic without exiting the simulator. Choose between 0% and 100% traffic.
  • Options to remove and regenerate traffic
  • Set and edit the destination of the user aircraft

Custom animations

  • Custom-coded flaps, flaperons and slat animations that vary depending on the stage of flight
  • Engine reversers and spoilers deploy on landing
  • Landing gear bogie pivot animation

Aircraft effects

  • Contrails
  • Engine heat blur
  • Exterior lighting - variations between colour and flash patterns of older incandescent and newer LED lighting (e.g. slower flash on LED strobe lights) and custom light halo textures
  • Touchdown smoke

Custom flight models

  • Realistic take-off, approach and landing speeds tuned to each aircraft type
  • Realistic take-off and landing distances tuned to each aircraft type
  • Improved take-off rotation

Sounds

  • Realistic sounds provided by Turbine Sound Studios (TSS)
  • Realistic AI interaction with ATC, using airline callsign and flight number from the FS Traffic schedules

Online networks

  • VATSIM-compatible with model matching
  • vPilot VMR file included
  • MSFS Live Traffic and Multiplayer compatible with model matching (within the limitations of MSFS’s Live Traffic system)

Regular product updates

  • During the lifetime of FS Traffic, we will be updating the product to include new aircraft models and airline liveries
  • Regular updates for any required bug fixes and additional features

PDF manual

A full PDF manual (39 pages) is included with the FS Traffic software - you can also download it here.


Included aircraft models

  • 737-700 (blended winglets)
  • 737-800 (blended winglets)
  • 737-900 (blended winglets) 
  • 747-400 (GE)
  • 747-400 (PW)
  • 747-400 (RR)
  • 747-8i
  • 777-300ER
  • 787-8 (GE)
  • 787-8 (RR)
  • 787-9 (GE)
  • 787-9 (RR)
  • A220-100
  • A220-300
  • A319 (CFM)
  • A319 (CFM sharklets)
  • A319 (IAE)
  • A319 (IAE sharklets)
  • A319 (NEO)
  • A320 (CFM)
  • A320 (CFM sharklets)
  • A320 (IAE)
  • A320 (IAE sharklets)
  • A320 (NEO)
  • A321 (CFM)
  • A321 (CFM sharklets)
  • A321 (IAE)
  • A321 (IAE sharklets)
  • A321 (NEO)
  • A330-200 (GE)
  • A330-200 (PW)
  • A330-200 (RR)
  • A330-300 (GE)
  • A330-300 (PW)
  • A330-300 (RR)
  • A350-900 
  • A380-800 (EA)
  • A380-800 (RR)
  • ATR-42
  • ATR-72
  • CRJ-700
  • CRJ-900
  • CRJ-1000
  • Dash 8-400
  • ERJ-145
  • E-170 
  • E-190
  • E-195
 
Included airline liveries

Over 700 liveries are included, covering the following airlines from around the world:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aero Calafia
  • Aeroenlaces Nacionales S.A. De C.V.
  • Aeroflot
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aeromexico
  • Africa World Airlines
  • Air Algerie
  • Air Arabia
  • Air Asia (India) Private Limited
  • Air Astana
  • Air Austral
  • Air Baltic
  • Air Busan
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada rouge
  • Air Caraibes
  • Air Chathams
  • Air China Limited
  • Air Corsica
  • Air Cote D'Ivoire
  • AIR DOLOMITI S.p.A. LINEE AEREE REGIONALI EUROPEE
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air India Charters Limited
  • Air Malta
  • Air Mauritius
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Niugini
  • Air SERBIA a.d. Beograd
  • Air Tahiti
  • Air Tanzania Company Ltd.
  • Airline Allied Services Limited dba Alliance Air
  • Airlines of Papua New Guinea Limited
  • Airlink
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alitalia
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Allegiant Air LLC
  • American Airlines
  • Arik Air
  • Arkia Israeli Airlines
  • Asiana
  • Austrian
  • Austrian Airlines
  • AVIANCA
  • Azerbaijan Airlines
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • AZUR air Limited Liability Company
  • Bahamasair
  • Biman
  • Binter Canarias
  • Blue Air
  • Braathens Regional
  • Breeze Airways
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Buddha Air Ltd.
  • Bulgaria air
  • CAIRE dba Air Antilles Express
  • Canadian North Inc.
  • Capital Airlines
  • Capiteq Limited dba AIRNORTH
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Chengdu Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • China Express Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • China United Airlines
  • China West Air Co. Ltd.
  • Compagnie Aerienne ASKY dba ASKY
  • Compania de Servicios de Transporte Aereo Amaszonas - Amaszonas S.A
  • Compania Operadora de Corto y Medio Radio Iberia Express, S.A.U
  • Condor
  • COPA Airlines
  • Corendon Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Danish Air Transport
  • default
  • Delta Air Lines
  • EasyFly
  • Easyjet Airline Company Limited
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Egyptair
  • EL AL
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Eurowings
  • EVA Air
  • Evelop Airlines S.L.
  • Fastjet Airlines Limited
  • Fiji Airways
  • Finnair
  • FlexFlight ApS
  • flybe
  • Flybondi
  • flydubai
  • French BlueFrontier Airlines, Inc.
  • Fuji Dream Airlines Co. Ltd
  • Garuda
  • GE
  • Go Airlines (India) Ltd.
  • Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • Gulf Air
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Hebei Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • IBERIA
  • IBEX Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • Icelandair
  • Interglobe Aviation Ltd. dba Indigo
  • Iran Air
  • Iraqi Airways
  • Jambojet
  • Japan Airlines
  • Japan Transocean Air Co. Ltd.
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Jeju Air Co. Ltd.
  • Jet2.com Limited
  • JetBlue
  • JetSmart
  • Jetstar Airways Pty Limited
  • Jetstar Japan Co., Ltd.
  • JSC Royal Flight Airlines
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • KLM Cityhopper
  • Korean Air
  • Kuwait Airways
  • LAM
  • Lan Airlines
  • LaudaMotion
  • Lion Airlines
  • LLC "NORD WIND"
  • LLC IKAR
  • Loganair Limited
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lucky Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd ( Malindo A
  • MEA
  • MN Airlines LLC
  • NATIONAL AIR SERVICES dba FLYNAS
  • Nok Airlines Public Company Limited dba Nok Air
  • Norwegian Air International LTD.
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle A.S.
  • Nouvelair
  • Okay Airways
  • Olympic Air
  • Passaredo Transportes Aereos S.A.
  • Peach Aviation Limited
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • PIA
  • Precision Airlines
  • Professione Volare
  • PT. Batik Air Indonesia
  • PT. Citilink Indonesia
  • PT. Sriwijaya Air
  • PT. Wings Abadi Airlines
  • PW
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Qingdao Airlines Co., Ltd
  • Red Wings
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian
  • RR
  • Ryanair Ltd.
  • Ryukyu Air Commuter
  • S7 Airlines
  • SAA
  • SAS
  • SATA Air Acores
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Servicio Aereo a Territorios Nacion "SATENA"
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Silver Airways Corp
  • Singapore Airlines
  • SKY Airline
  • Sky Express S.A.
  • SkyUp
  • Southwest Airlines Co.
  • SpiceJet Ltd.
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Spring Airlines Limited Corporation
  • Sri Lankan
  • Star Air (South Africa)
  • Sundair
  • SWISS
  • TAAG - Angola Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • TAROM
  • Thai Airways International
  • Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia A/
  • Thomson Airways Limited
  • THY - Turkish Airlines
  • Tianjin Airlines
  • Tibet Airlines Corporation Limited
  • Transavia Airlines
  • Transavia France
  • Transportes Aereos Regionales
  • Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V.
  • TUI Airlines Belgium t/a Jetairfly
  • TUI Airlines Nederland B.V.
  • TUIfly
  • Tunisair
  • Turkmenistan Airlines
  • Uganda Airlines
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Ural Airlines
  • UTair
  • Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Virgin Australia
  • VivaColombia
  • Volaris
  • Volotea, S.L.
  • VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. - Grupo GOL
  •  Vueling
  • WestJet
  • Wideroe
  • Wind Rose Aviation Company
  • Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.
  • Wizz Air UK
  • Xiamen Airlines
  • Yemenia
  • Yunnan Hongtu Airlines
  • Zhejiang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd

Development Updates

22 December 2022
As the FS Traffic development team prepare for their Christmas break, we leave you with one final preview video of our AI models. This video shows some of the Long-Haul aircraft included with FS Traffic, such as, 747-400, 747-8i, 777-300ER, 787-8, 787-9, A330-200, A330-300, A350-900, and A380-800.
 
Early next year we will be bringing you videos covering the more technical aspects of FS Traffic, including a video on the FPS/performance and some tutorial videos on how to best use the product and its tools. 
 
We hope you all have a great break, and we look forward to showing you more in the new year! 



20 December 2022
Just a quick update this week as our development team continue to work around the clock on FS Traffic as we near the Christmas break.
 
Since our previous update, we have added a new batch of testers to our team, and we are currently analysing and where applicable acting upon feedback they have provided. We are aiming to supply a a new release candidate build to our testers this week, and the feedback we receive from this build will largely dictate the release date for FS Traffic. Although we can’t give an exact release date at this time, we appear on track for a release early in the new year.
 
In the meantime, here is our latest preview video covering the short haul aircraft in FS Traffic, which includes: 737-700 (Blended winglets), 737-800 (Blended winglets), 737-900 (Blended winglets), A319, A319 (Sharklets), A319 NEO, A320, A320 (Sharklets), A320 NEO, A321, A321 (Sharklets), and A321 NEO. This video will also show you a short glimpse of our night lighting!



13 December 2022
Here’s a quick update from the development team working on FS Traffic.
 
Last week we supplied a new build for our beta testers to get their teeth into.  We now have all core features of the product fully functional, and all liveries and models populating the virtual skies, including some additional liveries based on public feedback. We’ll now be spending the remaining days and weeks over the holiday period rigorously testing all aspects of the add-on.
  
We’ve also started to expand our testing team to increase the number of available hands to maximise our chances of catching any compatibility issues with other products prior to release. This gives us a chance to create fixes, workarounds, or in the worst case at least warn the public of any potential compatibility issues.  So, although we’d like nothing more than a release this year it’s our intention to ensure we help to alleviate those New Year blues with a release very early next year. For now though, the testing and tweaking continues. 
 
And to keep you in the loop here’s a short video covering the regional aircraft in FS Traffic which includes: A220-100, A220-200, ATR-42, ATR-72, CRJ-700, CRJ-900, CRJ-1000, Dash 8-Q400, ERJ-145, E-170, E-190 and E-195. In the video you’ll also see features such as the aircraft’s interaction with ground equipment, as well as newly added animations, and effects. 

Stay tuned for further video content as we edge ever closer to the release of FS Traffic! 



28 November 2022

As we edge closer to the highly anticipated release of our first Traffic product for Microsoft Flight Simulator, here is a further development update from the FS Traffic team.

We now have what we consider to be a solid build of FS Traffic, with all core features functional both in the simulator and in the external Traffic Control Centre app. We supplied a new build to our testing teams at the end of last week and we will be monitoring and acting on their feedback in the coming week or so. The main tasks going forward are predominantly fixing whatever bugs are raised as well as adding any final features that we feel will enhance the product further.

Since the last update, we have been busy adding custom effects and animations, meaning that our aircraft now have effects such as contrails and engine efflux, as well as animations such as flaps, thrust reversers and wheel rotation which all vary depending on the aircraft’s state. This work is on-going with more animations and effects due to be added prior to release.

All aircraft models and liveries from our initial specifications are now complete and further liveries are being added to the product as we endeavour to fill in as many gaps as we can. A small selection of screenshots showing some of the latest liveries are included here.

The team have also been investigating the effects that Sim Update 11 has had on the AI Traffic in MSFS. During testing we have noticed a sizeable number of improvements with the AI behaviour with this Sim Update, including improved taxi and take-off behaviour, however, there are also some areas where we have noticed new issues regarding AI capability in the sim. We are now investigating these areas and are working to try and overcome them. In the meantime, these issues have been reported to Asobo/Microsoft and we are hopeful further refinements to the AI traffic can be made in future MSFS updates.

So that's about everything for now, we hope you've enjoyed the update and like the accompanying screenshots.  Our aim now is to bring you further In Development content as we approach the release date. We plan to bring you some videos to demonstrate some of the best  features of FS Traffic so look out for those. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out this handy document where you can read about 14 Key Features of FS Traffic - Click here.

 

08 November 2022

So as we enter the final stages of development on FS Traffic for MSFS, here’s a quick development update on the progress of the project. Over the past few months, the core features of the product have been taking shape. The beta testers are now hard at work completing flights and providing their ever-valuable feedback. The task of the development team has now shifted to bug fixing, as well as adding some new features requested from the testers.

Some of the new features include custom animations (flaps, reversers, etc) and custom effects (contrails, engine heat blur, exterior lighting, touchdown smoke, etc). The exterior lighting in particular has been customised so that colour, intensity, and location is accurate for each aircraft type.

We are also working hard on making FS Traffic as simple as possible to use. There are no complicated set ups required to see traffic. If you have FS Traffic installed and you load a flight in MSFS, you will see traffic. Simple as that.

All of our 41 aircraft models are now included, the vast majority of them also have their liveries completed. Of our initial allocation of liveries, our talented livery artists have now delivered the vast majority. There are only a handful left to deliver. Members of our development team also took time last week exploring airports around the world that we wouldn’t typically visit to ensure we have a good coverage of airlines from around the world. From our findings, we have commissioned further liveries to fill some “gaps” that we discovered. Once completed, the package will have more than 700 liveries. We have also commissioned some additional airliners to further expand the FS Traffic fleet and we will be bringing them to you in a future update, free of charge.

Finally, it’s worth highlighting that FS Traffic is now being developed and tested using the MSFS Sim Update 11 Beta. We have found that this has brought about a multitude of improvements with how Ai traffic behaves in the simulator. With the imminent full public release of Sim Update 11, we would like to delay going into the specifics about the Ai behaviour until we know for certain how the traffic behaves in the final release build.

We hope this update and the screenshots below help to give you a good feel for how FS Traffic can transform the airport scene in MSFS.


21 July 2022

Here's the next development update for you covering FS Traffic

Last week saw an important milestone in the life of FS Traffic as we released the first beta build to our testing team. Other important changes made recently include the implementation of a new in-sim menu system designed to give you some control over your traffic options in real-time, and further improvements to the traffic generated at your arrival destination. We've also received flight plan data covering late June 2022 and we are busy integrating this into the program.

In the past few months we have had a team of artists helping paint our traffic fleet. To ensure global coverage we tasked them with creating over 700 liveries covering many different airlines. With 70% of the liveries now complete, the work is shifting from the twin engine narrow bodies to the widebodies and regional airliners. Alongside this we have also been setting up the external lighting and the interactive points which allow the ground services and jet bridges to connect to the AI aircraft

We aim to supply regular updates now as we edge closer to release. These images are of course WIP but are representative of where things stand currently. Enjoy the pics!


08 March 2022

For over 20 years, Just Flight have been bringing your virtual airports and skies to life with A.I. traffic packages, and with this latest instalment in the series, Microsoft’s Flight Simulator will soon be 'as busy as it gets'.

As development progresses we plan to keep you up to date with new details and screenshots to demonstrate the progress.

Here's an initial set of shots showing some in-sim images and shots showing off the initial batch of models that have been completed.  All images are WIP at this stage. Texturing work on all the models is now well underway.

Please look out for future updates and remember to sign up for email notification upon release by using the 'Email me When Available button' on this page.


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