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PMDG 737 for MSFS - will the FMS get the database of transition altitudes for airports?

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    PMDG 737 for MSFS - will the FMS get the database of transition altitudes for airports?

    The 737 should have a database in the FMS which contains all the transition altitudes for all/most of the world's airports. Other aircraft have this implemented. Can we expect this to be added to the 737 and unreleased PMDG acft in the future?
    Sincerely,

    Wojtek Pietrusiewicz

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    I would assume this is up to Navigraph to implement into their navigation data and not PMDG.

    Kind regards,
    Marcin Kwiatkowski

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      #3
      I generally set the default for each aircraft based on the presumed base (ie I use the T/A from EIDW charts for Ryanair, etc). Since PMDG allows you to save this for each airframe it’s a one and done deal for each. You only have to change in preflight if you’re starting somewhere else (which I presume is the same IRL).
      Warmest Regards,
      -Jim Engelke

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      • davai_bratishka
        davai_bratishka commented
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        IRL the transition altitude is contained within the navigational database and set automatically based on the airports in the fms flightplan.

        Kind regards,
        Marcin Kwiatkowski

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      IRL the transition altitude is contained within the navigational database and set automatically based on the airports in the fms flightplan.
      in the 737 as well? I‘m aware of this in some other aircraft but by far not in all.

      davai_bratishka
      Ryzen 9 5900X, RX 6900XT, 32GB DDR4 RAM @3600MHz, 4k
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      • davai_bratishka
        davai_bratishka commented
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        ThomasALW Not at all! I was talking about 'flightdeck2sim'. He has done some amazing PMDG 737 tutorials back in FSX. He is also a flight instructor for the airline and that really shows in how he explains things.

      • Moridin
        Moridin commented
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        I believe 737NG Driver also mentioned this.

      • ThomasALW
        ThomasALW commented
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        davai_bratishka - thanks for the generous reply

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      Originally posted by Moridin View Post
      The 737 should have a database in the FMS which contains all the transition altitudes for all/most of the world's airports. Other aircraft have this implemented. Can we expect this to be added to the 737 and unreleased PMDG acft in the future?
      Yes, when PMDG migrates to the ARINC424 navdata format. Navigraph is not the hold-up, they've been waiting for PMDG to catch up for quite some time. There is a lot more information contained in the ARINC data format than possible with even the MSFS default navdata.
      Dan Downs KCRP
      i7-10700K 32GB 3600MHz 3080Ti

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      • Moridin
        Moridin commented
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        Thanks, I didn't realise it was already part of the navdata. Good news, hoping this is implemented soon.
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