Air Hauler 2 (EARLY ACCESS)

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition, P3D v4, P3D v3, P3D v2, P3D v1
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AIR HAULER 2 IS INITIALLY BEING RELEASED AS AN 'EARLY ACCESS' VERSION.

Early Access means that Air Hauler 2 is not yet 100% complete, but is at an advanced stage of development, meaning that it can be released to all those Airhaulics who are keen to see what’s new and who would like to contribute to the final stages of its development.
 
There may be bugs, issues and missing or incomplete functionality in this Early Access version, which is being made available to users who would like to see how this new version is looking and provide their input, if they wish, to help the developer in adding new features and resolving issues.
 
The Virtual Airline feature, for example, ideally needs input from a larger group of users than a small beta testing team and will be implemented during the EA period.

Building on the immersive and addictive Air Hauler, Air Hauler 2 puts you in complete control of your own freight & passenger company - take charge of operations both in the boardroom and in the cockpit.
 
The limitless possibilities and flexibility of Air Hauler 2 will let you immerse yourself totally in every operational detail of your company - each crucial flight which will have an effect on the reputation and reach of your expanding empire.
 
The level of complexity is up to you - simply fly jobs between bases and buy or lease aircraft, or carve out a career in the air freight or airline industry by hiring AI pilots, trading shares on the stock market with real-world NYSE/FTSE/DAX prices, and even risking everything on loans to fill up your dream hangar.
 
Air Hauler 2 tracks all your financial activity, whether you're buying aircraft or air bases, fuel or repairs, or paying for landing fees or even loans and leases. Take out insurance if you think the part-time pilots you've hired might let you down when you can least afford it.
 
As the pilot charged with delivering the goods or passengers on time, you can decide to fly a job in multiple legs, or stop anywhere en route for refuelling or maintenance. Create your regular passenger routes, and look out for special humanitarian missions. Contend with real-world weather conditions if you want the extra challenge and keep a watchful eye on your fuel economy - the price of fuel in Air Hauler 2 can vary with the real-world price of aviation fuel for added realism!
 
The busy pilot will appreciate Air Hauler 2's flight briefings in the Flight Simulator kneeboard, and you can easily create a custom parking position anywhere on an airport and choose the airport gate for your departures.
 
Trade commodities for delivery on your cargo routes, and open manufacturing plants & factories at your bases to create parts for manufacture into more precious commodities.
 
If your management skills are needed in the boardroom, then recruit other pilots to fly jobs for you and keep track of them all with the AI pilot system. Detailed Map views showing all the airports in Flight Simulator will help you keep tabs on available jobs, the locations of your bases and fleet and also view the live locations of other online Air Hauler 2 pilots.
 
Air Hauler 2 puts you in charge every step of the way - from landings to leases, flight plans to finances, and repairs to recruitment.

See the Detailed Description section below for more information!


AIR HAULER 2 EARLY ACCESS FEATURES
 
In-flight menu system – manage your company and accept jobs without leaving your host simulator.
 
Cargo jobs – more variety, better paid jobs, and much, much faster generation than in Air Hauler.
 
Passenger operations
– fly single passenger jobs between any airport you choose, or set up a schedule and routes for your airline to fly. You can let your AI pilots fly these routes or you can fly any of them at any time.
 
New AI pilot skills tree system – AI pilots can now be ‘trained’ in over 18 different skills which bring benefits to your company. As the AI pilots improve, they ‘level up’ in rank which gives them more skill points to spend. There is a skill tree which has five different tracks with individual skills in each and these can be unlocked by spending points. So, for example, an AI pilot who has five points in ‘Bungee Warrior’ will be subject to less in-flight cargo damage as a result of rough handling than one who has less (or no) points in that skill. Other examples are ‘Rocketman’, which provides a more efficient cruise (lower fuel costs), and ‘Short Stripper’ which lowers the runway landing requirements for AI pilots.
 
Take missions from clients at airports – supply them with rare commodities or perform photo recon flights or private charter flights.
 
Commodity trading – buy and sell commodities rather than just move them for clients. Make your own fortune trading between airports!
 
Upgrade your bases – upgrade them with fuel depots and commodity storage facilities, allowing you to hedge fuel prices, and store commodities long term.
 
Factories and production
– build factories at your bases and use them to produce desirable commodities which can’t be bought on the open market.
 
See full airport charts in Air Hauler 2 itself – charts are provided with the kind permission of John Allard.
 
Find aircraft parts from vendors – find these at larger airports and use them to repair your fleet or build new aircraft yourself rather than buying them!
 
New type rating system – get qualified on aircraft before you or your AI pilots can fly them.
 
Buy and fly aircraft in your personal fleet – you can also transfer money from your company into your own personal account.
 
Buy new aircraft direct from the manufacturer, or buy second hand – have the aircraft shipped to you or go and collect them yourself and fly them home.
 
All-new Map views with great circle routes – several map tile choices are available.
 
Create ‘custom airports’ – create an airport which will be recognised in Air Hauler 2 for any scenery which doesn’t create a ‘proper’ airport in Flight Simulator (i.e. the Orbx series and other airport add-ons).
 
Included database of common aircraft – designed to populate the stats while importing – no more searching for fuel burn figures! (This will be fully populated during Early Access with the assistance of players).

Early Access forum – help shape the development of Air Hauler 2 throughout the Early Access period, and beyond!
 

EARLY ACCESS FEATURES COMING SOON (NOT SUPPLIED WITH THE INITIAL EARLY ACCESS RELEASE)

  • Create, staff and fly for your own Virtual Airline or for other players’ Virtual Airlines.
  • Work with other Air Hauler 2 pilots in game to complete community goals to build new facilities such as commodity fabrication factories or aircraft construction facilities.
  • Compete for jobs from a global shared job bulletin board.
  • Work together with other Air Hauler 2 players to introduce new facilities and commodities into the game by completing shared missions and objectives.
 More Air Hauler 2 features and updates will be added during the Early Access period.
 
 
FAQs ABOUT THE ‘EARLY ACCESS’ VERSION
 
Important! This Early Access version of Air Hauler 2 does NOT include all the functionality and features of the program and is not guaranteed to work with no issues.


What do I actually get in this version?
 
You are purchasing Air Hauler 2 at its current stage of development and will be able to download all updates to it as it moves towards full release.
 
You get access to an exclusive Early Access forum. You will also be able to submit a name into the AI naming database for inclusion within Air Hauler 2 (note that the names will be vetted for suitability – no copyrighted characters or fictional characters from TV shows, books and films, and no offensive names etc.)
 
You’ll also receive a starter reward at the official launch in the form of higher starting company cash for any company you create in the future (should you wish to do so).
 

Are the developers obliged to accept my suggestions?
 
No - Air Hauler 2 has a well-defined feature set and methodology which will be adhered to, and major program concepts won’t be modified (the way Air Hauler 2 handles jobs, expiry etc.). The developer is, however, very interested in your feedback and suggestions for new features, and will consider all reasonable suggestions designed to improve the scope and playability of the game, but the implementation of such features remains at the developer’s sole discretion.
 

What is the Air Hauler 2 Early Access forum?
 
As part of Early Access, you’ll have exclusive access to the Air Hauler 2 Early Access forum. This will be monitored by the developer, so you can post your feedback and comments on the software and suggest changes and features to the game. (All implemented features remain the Intellectual Property and copyright of the developer.)  


Will my progress in the Early Access version carry over to the final release version?
 
As part of the Early Access development there may be infrequent occasions where it might be necessary to clear down company files between versions due to structural changes in the database, but the developer will do his utmost to avoid this.  As the Early Access phase continues, these will become unnecessary and you will be able to retain any company status going forward.
 
Virtual Airline information is likely to be wiped at the formal full release of Air Hauler 2, as the VA functionality includes competitive elements; it would obviously not be fair or desirable for the wider player base if Virtual Airlines established during Early Access testing were then able to dominate the market as soon as the final version is released. As an experienced player, however, your familiarity with the new VA feature will mean you have an advantage over new players.
 

When will the final ‘full product’ version be released?
 
We expect the Early Access phase to last several months while Virtual Airline features are implemented and tested by the user base, along with changes to the single player experience. It was originally anticipated that the full release of Air Hauler 2 would occur in 2016, but there are some further enhancements planned and it’s now scheduled for early 2017. After release, the full product will continue to be developed over time (in the same way as Air Hauler was) and users will still have access to a forum in which to discuss the ongoing implementation of features.


Will I need to make further payments to get the final ‘full product’ version?
 
No – buyers of the Early Access version will not have to make any further payment and will all receive the final version of Air Hauler 2 when it is released. They will, of course, receive all future updates to the software.
 
Air Hauler 2 pricing is as follows:
 
Early Access version:
SRP: £34.99
Price for existing owners of Air Hauler: £19.99
Price for first time buyers: £24.99
 
Full release version:
SRP: £34.99
Upgrade price for Air Hauler owners who have not already bought the Early Access version: £24.99
Introductory price for first time owners: £29.99 (after an introductory offer period the price for first time buyers will be £34.99.)
 

Will there be a version of Air Hauler 2 for X-Plane or FS2004?
 
No – Air Hauler 2 is only compatible with FSX SP2, FSX: Steam Edition and P3D v2/v3. AH2 interacts with the Flight Simulation via SimConnect, and as SimConnect is not supported in FS2004 or X-Plane it is not possible to create a version of Air Hauler 2 which supports those simulators at the current time.

"Obviously this is a product with great depth and even greater promise. I found it most enjoyable and quite challenging at times. I think great games are defined by their longevity and Air Hauler has already proved that it has that in its first release, Version 2 offers so much more, so once it's finished and with the help of the Early Access users to iron out any major bugs, I'm sure it will continue to attract new fans and give its existing ones even more enjoyment."
PC Pilot preview of Air Hauler 2 (Issue 105, Sept/Oct 2016)

System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (with SP2), FSX: Steam Edition or Prepar3D v1/v2/v3/v4
  • 3.0GHz or any Dual Core PC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1GB graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP / Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4 (included)
  • Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard drive space 162MB
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