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Airport Release : CYHZ - Halifax Stanfield International Airport by Airfield Canada

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Airport Release : CYHZ - Halifax Stanfield International Airport by Airfield Canada


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A developer that is focused on Canadian scenery is Airfield Canada. Their first release was CYQY - J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport (not to be confused with Sydney, NSW, Australia) and now here is their second major releases in CYHZ - Halifax Stanfield International Airport.


Although in the same area geographical of Nova Scotia, Halifax Stanfield airfield was not part of the early transport trans-Atlantic stopping off points, like St Johns (CYYT), Gander (CYQX), Moncton (CYUM) and Sydney (CYQY), but it did have a significant part in the historic "Operation Yellow Ribbon" after the Federal Aviation Administration closed down U.S. airspace, after the 9/11 New York World Trade attacks. As part of the operation Halifax airport took in 47 flights, and more flights than any other Canadian airport involved in the clearing of the skies, carrying about 7,300 passengers.


As an aviation facility it is still a major player as Halifax Stanfield is the 8th busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic. It handled a total of 4,316,079 passengers in 2018 and 84,045 aircraft movements in 2017. It is a hub for Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, PAL Airlines and SkyLink Express.  


  • 3D Models
With over 150 highly-detailed custom buildings and objects, this airport was built from the ground up over two years from pure passion. It looks and feels like the real thing, with painstaking attention to measurements, materials, doors, windows, and other minor details. All buildings and objects feature PBR.
  • Ground Textures
Custom high-quality PBR ground textures and markings, including custom striated runway markings, hundreds of hand-placed lines and decals, and a weathered-look where applicable. Orthophotos cover the airport property and adjacent properties.
  • Custom terrain
The airport features a custom mesh developed by Maps2Xplane, with real-life terrain details included, such as the steep hills at the ends of the runways. A patch is included for those who prefer Ortho4XP
  • Lighting
At Airfield Canada, we love night flying, and our lighting for Halifax Stanfield is a reflection of that love. Every light on the airport property was placed manually and precisely. From the custom taxiway lights to the custom approach lights, your eyes will be pleased.
  • Ground Vehicles
Custom modelled and animated vehicles (with people) have been included for the airport property, such as tugs, baggage loaders, and catering trucks.
  • Animations
Optional custom animations have been included for all 12 custom aircraft jetways, 5 hangar doors, 2 types of windsocks, a radar antenna, nearby wind turbines, and custom a follow me truck - all of which require the SAM plugin.
  • Seasons
Optional spring, summer, autumn, winter, and deep winter seasons are supported through the SAM plugin. Simply select “deep winter” to show 3D snow piles and windrows.
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The scenery features a full custom mesh that has been developed by Maps2Xplane, custom modeled ground vehicles and extensive SAM Support, with animated airbridges, spring, summer, autumn, winter, and deep winter custom seasons, and animated hangars (SAM 2 is required)

Images courtesy of Airfield Canada


Airfield Canada's Facebook page is here



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Yes! CYHZ - Halifax Stanfield International Airport by Airfield Canada is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore


CYHZ - Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Price is US$24.95



X-Plane 11

Windows, Mac or  Linux
4GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 5.6 GB
Current version: 1.0 (February 28th 2021)


News by Stephen Dutton

1st March 2021

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