The Latest Flight Simulator Update Adds France and Benelux, Fixes and Improvements

Flight Simulator France

The latest update version for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released and it adds France and Benelux to the game along with many fixes and improvements to the overall title. Asobo Studio detailed the new additions and a hefty patch list over at their official website detailing what players can expect to see in the new game after they have downloaded the latest patch for the game.

Ever since the release of Flight Simulator, the developer has been releasing additional content for Microsoft Flight Simulator in the form of new highly detailed areas, airports, activities, bug fixes, and more. The latest patch aims at doing the same and adds France and the three neighboring countries of Benelux including Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Tons of additional Points of Interest are now live in the game and players can spot them while flying over their respective cities. The complete patch list is detailed below as listed on the game’s official website:

World Update IV Free Content

Points of Interest (Pois)

  • Abbey Church of Saint-Savin – France
  • Amiens Cathedral – France
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière – France
  • Basilica of Our Lady of La Salette – France
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart – Belgium
  • Bourges Cathedral – France
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp – Belgium
  • Chartres Cathedral – France
  • Church of Our Lady Bruges – Belgium
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde – France
  • Notre-Dame de Paris – France
  • Oude Kerk Amsterdam – Netherlands
  • Reims Cathedral – France
  • Strasbourg Cathedral – France
  • Tournai Cathedral – Belgium
  • Vézelay Abbey – France
  • Erasmus Bridge – Netherlands
  • Pont de Normandie – France
  • Pont de Wandre – Belgium
  • Python Bridge – Netherlands
  • Saint-Nazaire Bridge – France
  • Afsluitdijk (Dam) – Netherlands
  • Arc de Triomphe – France
  • Arles Monuments (multiple) – France
  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées – France
  • Belfry of Bruges – Belgium
  • Cairn of Barnenez – France
  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial – France
  • Carcassonne – France
  • Caserne Loubere + Lighthouse – French Guiana
  • Château de Chenonceau – France
  • Château de Costaérès – France
  • Château de Pierrefonds – France
  • Château de Quéribus – France
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte – France
  • Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg – France
  • Citadel of Lille – France
  • Citadel of Namur – Belgium
  • Cordouan Lighthouse – France
  • Douaumont Ossuary – France
  • Dreyfus Tower – French Guiana
  • Dune of Pilat – France
  • Etretat Chalk Complex – France
  • Fort Boyard – France
  • Fort Napoléon des Saintes – Guadelupe
  • Grande Arche de la Defense – France
  • Houtribdijk (Dam) – Netherlands
  • Ile Vierge – France
  • La Cavelle Lighthouse – Martinique
  • La Jument – France
  • Maine-Montparnasse Tower – France
  • Maasvlakte Light – Netherlands
  • Millau Viaduct – France
  • Mont Aiguille – France
  • Mudam – Luxembourg
  • Musée Draï Eechelen – Luxembourg
  • Museum aan de Stroom (Antwerp) – Belgium
  • Palace of Fontainebleau – France
  • Palais de Justice Antwerp – Belgium
  • Palais des Festivals – France
  • Palais des Paper – France
  • Panorama of the Battle Waterloo – Belgium
  • Panthéon – France
  • Perret Tower – France
  • Phare d’Eckmühl – France
  • Phare de Gatteville – France
  • Phare du Cap Ferret – France
  • Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory – France
  • Place de la Concorde – France
  • Place Stanislas – France
  • Planier Light – France
  • Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse – Sainte Pierre
  • Provinciaal Hof – Belgium
  • Rham-Plateau (multiple things!) – Luxembourg
  • Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) – Netherlands
  • Roches-Douvres Light – France
  • Royal Palace (Amsterdam) – Netherlands
  • Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans – France
  • Vianden Castle – Luxembourg
  • Windmills at Kinderdijk – Netherlands
  • Allianz Riviera – France
  • d’Coque Sport Center – Luxembourg
  • De Grolsch Veste – Netherlands
  • Johan Cruyff Arena – Netherlands
  • King Baudouin Stadum – Belgium
  • Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux – France
  • Parc de Princes – France
  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais – France
  • Philips Stadion – Netherlands
  • Stade de France – France
  • Stade de la Beaujoire – France
  • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard – France
  • Stade Jean-Bouin – France
  • Stade Pieree-Mauroy – France
  • Stade Vélodrome – France
  • Stadium de Toulouse – France
  • Adolphe Bridge – Luxembourg
  • Palais de Justice- Brussels – Belgium
  • CNIT – France
  • Framatome – France
  • Society General Complex – France
  • Tour First – France
  • Tour D2 – France
  • Coeur Defense – France
  • Engie – France
  • Tour Majunga – France
  • Tour Total – France
  • Tour Carpe Diem – France
  • metallic tower of fourvière – France

Handcrafted Airports

  • Megève Airport (LFHM)
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (LFMN)
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport (EHRD)


  • Paris and Amsterdam
  • Visual and logical improvements for 100 additional airports


  • Landing Challenge at La Salette
  • Bush Trip in Pyrenees and the Alps

Release Notes


  • Fixed reduction of tree display distance that was caused by smaller tree sizes
  • Water mask has been updated with latest locations


  • Localization has been added for Japanese and Dutch
  • Incorrect fuel weight calculation when switching planes in the “Weight and Balance” screen has been fixed


  • S7 Airbus A320neo livery has been added
  • KLM Boeing 787-10 Dreamline livery has been added
  • Fixed screens not turning on under rare circumstances
  • Fixed black screens for various Aviat Pitts Special S2S liveries
  • Fixed altitude and standard altitude calculations to fix the altimeter behavior (Now correctly calculates altitude based on altimeter pressure setting and outside pressure)
  • Updated Diamond DA40NG speed, ground roll and fuel consumption


  • Honeycomb device 10 degrees heading issue has been fixed


  • Fix sim rate speed change according to the various activity types
  • Autopilot has been fixed in the second tutorial



  • Added a new feature on the DevMode toolbar to let you know when a new release is available for download. It also includes the release notes for this update and the previous ones
  • Improved the DevMode font, which could be blurry on some screens
  • Added an Airport Creation Wizard to ease the creation of new airports
  • New option to flag if a package is designed for Xbox and/or PC. This is mainly in preparation for some transparent changes in the back-end and shouldn’t affect your current work. Simply select this option if you consider releasing your content on Xbox via the in-game marketplace in the future.


  • Massive update to the Scenery Editor documentation
  • Added External Installer Sample
  • Added a page about VR for cockpits
  • Added liveries sample
  • Split « Documentation » tab in 2 links, « Open local » which is downloaded with the SDK update or « Open online » which redirects to

Scenery Editor

  • Fixed a bug on TaxiwaySign properties to prevent from typing invalid characters
  • Removed inactive options: Cast shadow & No Snow
  • Fixed a crash when using Importer from AP
  • Fixed a bug that didn’t show object test radius when selected
  • Fixed a bug on taxiway lines that were no longer displayed
  • Fixed a buffer overflow on Display Name
  • Fixed a crash when exiting « one-click placing » with Properties window visible
  • Added a button to remove material from polygons
  • Implemented the Delete Key as a way to delete individual points on polygons-based objects (painted lines, apron, polygons…)

Aircraft Editor

  • The Initial Zoom value in the Camera tab is now capped to 20


  • Fixed execute_calculator_code proxy and added more security to it



Known Issue

  • The cockpit screens can end up in an unresponsive state if the RTC finishes and proceed into flight. Please make sure to click the Fly Now button before the RTC ends.

For additional details, you can check out the official website.

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