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Aircraft Release : Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) Boeing 748i Advanced


If you like your Boeing's big, then they don't come any bigger than the B748i. The B748i is the next generation in the Boeing 747 Series that has a new supercritical wing and is 18.3 ft (5.6 m) longer over the 747-400, bringing the total length of the B748i to 250 ft 2 in (76.25 m), which is now the longest airliner in service and surpassing the Airbus A340-600 by approximately 3 ft (0.91 m




Back in June 2013, The Supercritical Simulations Group  uploaded their 747-8 Series 2.0 version. This was a freeware aircraft and is well worthy of a download into your "Heavy Aircraft" folder. The quality of this aircraft is excellent, but only has the standard (although very well updated) cockpit. This newly released version in payware is a completely total rework of the aircraft from the freeware version.




SSG have always done excellent external modeling and the B748i is no exception, it is very good. and a far more higher quality than the freeware B748i. This aircraft is the i in Intercontinental. Which is the passenger version, It can carry up to 467 passengers in a typical three-class configuration over 8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at Mach 0.855. The 747-8I can carry 51 more passengers and two more freight pallets with 26% more cargo volume than the 747-400.





Cockpit design is highly detailed and functional. A full FMC (Flight Management Computer) is provided and is inserted into the aircraft systems. The B748i comes with EICAS display management
, EICAS messages, synoptic interpretation of the complex PFD, ND, EICAS, Vertical Situation Display, FMC, with over 100 interactions, V-speeds are calculated with PFD indicators, complete TCAS system, EFB (Electronic Flight Bag)




All the landing gear arrangements and animations are excellent.  The Cargo doors open and so do all the main deck doors (but altogether). Lighting is very well thought out with each class of windows having a different colour.


There are four liveries Boeing House (Default), Sunrise House, Lufthansa and Korean Air (which now has an order for 10 aircraft)






Officially Licensed by Boeing post-2-0-54627500-1386537993.jpg


Developer Site: Supercritical-Simulations Group


Support Forum : Support forum


The Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) Boeing B748i is now available from the X-Plane.Orgshop: Boeing 748i Advanced


Price is US$59.95


Technical Requirements:

Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7 / 8 (32 or 64 bits) or MAC OS 10.7. Sorry not compatible with Linux

X-Plane 10 fully updated. 32 or 64 bit. (X-Plane 9 not supported)

4GB RAM/512 MB VRAM (8GB RAM and 1GB VRAM Highly Recommended)

Current version : 1.01 (last updated December 7th, 2013) -


Stephen Dutton


8th December 2013


Review to come!


©X-Plane-Reviews 2013


Full Feature list

  • Officially licensed by the Boeing Corporation.
  • Completely rebuilt from scratch, building on SSG's experience with our popular freeware 747-8 releases.
  • Accurate 3D external model based on 2D and 3D drawings supplied by Boeing, complete with animations and hi-res textures
  • Aircraft meets most of the real aircraft's performance data for consumption, AOA, speeds, flight dynamics, etc.
  • Realistic 3D cockpit with high resolution, in all render settings.
  • Realistic displays (PFD, ND, EICAS, with system synoptics)
  • Many systems are implemented with realistic logic, such as the electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, engine fire extinguishing, fuel (with dumping capability), wing and engine anti-ice, communications, TCAS.
  • Complete autopilot functioning in modes similar to the real aircraft's.
  • External lights and strobes operate realistically.
  • Display management similar to that in the real aircraft (information can be switched between displays), and the First Officer's side ND display is independent from the Captain's.
  • EICAS messages based on the real aircraft's with lists for multiple pages
  • Autobrakes with anti-skid system that work in all conditions and includes a realistic rejected takeoff mode.
  • Realistic wing flex and other animations.
  • Simplified Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) with simulator option menu.
  • Comprehensive manual

Custom built-in FMC and Navigation

  • FMC made by FJCC especially for the 747-8i
  • FMC, with more than 100 interactions with the flight model, including SIDs, STARs, flare and rollout modes.
  • FMC is compatible with AeroSoft's NavDataPro navigation database.
  • Custom radio communication and audio consoles with digital keypad optimized for on-line virtual ATC operations.
  • FMC performance information is based on real aircraft data including calculated V-speeds.
  • FMC includes capability for autotuning navaid frequencies.
  • Vertical Situation Display (VSD) on the ND (a first for X-Plane)
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