Australian game developer releases realistic simulation of Brisbane airport

Simulation company Orbx has completed an upgrade to its Brisbane Airport (BNE) flight simulation, with high-resolution rendering of every element from taxiways to terminals, including sophisticated 3D modeling of the city ​​of Brisbane.

Anna Cicognani, CEO of Orbx, said: “Brisbane is a big airport for us. Queensland is where the Qantas story began. We know there is increased interest around Brisbane after the city was named host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics. We love the city and love to fly there. This is a very exciting release for us.

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Orbx is an Australia-based company, which employs 50 people worldwide to create 3D experiences for flight simulation platforms including Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and X-Plane.

Not only do players use simulators to experience the airport compound, BNE also deploys its own highly advanced simulation technology to help train the critical airside operations team that patrols the runway, ensuring the safety of aircraft. planes.

Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport, said: “New team members can spend time in the simulator to familiarize themselves with the runways and taxiways before they even set foot. inside the airport. We can change the weather and bring heavy fog. We can also place debris on the track and check if they spotted it. Keeping a constant watch for anything that could be sucked into an aircraft engine is a critical role for our airside operations team and the simulator helps us make the airport safer.

BAC is also using its own 3D simulator to plan the development of the Airport City, which will employ 60,000 people by 2050.

YBBN Brisbane is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and X-Plane on the Orbx site.