November 2021 VA Update

Hi Pilots,

This month brings a number of VA updates, which are detailed below.

Airline restructuring

Alitalia's restructuring means that it no longer operates flights; remaining assets have been taken over by successor ITA Airways. ITA Airways has become SkyTeam's latest member and has been added to the VA. Furthermore, China Eastern subsidiary OTT Airlines has also been added to the VA. The Garuda Indonesia group has divested its share of Sriwijaya Air, and as such will be removed this month. We will be migrating to the winter schedule this month; we hope to have most routes updated by mid-November. If you have any suggestions do not hesitate to create a support ticket.

Native SimConnect support in VAS ACARS

The latest version of VAS-ACARS has native SimConnect support. This means it is not required to use FSUIPC anymore if you are using a FSX-based simulator, including Microsoft Flight Simulator. If you encounter any issues using FSUIPC to record or you would like simply like to use one less program in your simulator, you can change to recording using SimConnect.

To switch to SimConnect, open VAS ACARS and click the cog wheel in the top-right hand of VAS-ACARS. Click on Use for SimConnect, the change is applied immediately. The method is also shown in the video below.

The next features we are working on inside VAS ACARS are native X-Plane support and support for Linux and macOS.

Tour updates

This month is the last month in which the Autumn Tour can be completed. The monthly tour takes you across the continental United States.

Closing words

As always if you have any suggestions please let us know.

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