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A suggestion for future AES

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I was just wondering how come with AES we have always just had the buggage loaders/unloaders approach the aircraft, yet we never see a luggage cart or baggage carrier approach these loaders! As seen in my pics German Airports Paderborn has a baggage cart that is dynamic scenery that drives around the airport, and at Fly Tampa Juliana they have luggage carts that drive around the airport.

Here's just an idea, As we know you park the aircraft, shut down the engines (pending the type of aircraft you are using) the luggage loaders approach the cargo doors on the aircraft. When you program AES to simulate passengers deboarding, we usually see a bus approach the aircraft air stairs. If we are at a gate nothing happens. Since we can get two animations occuring at the same time like the cleaning service crew and the waste collector. How about throwing in an animation of a luggage cart vehicle approaching the loaders and follow the pace of the deboarding passengers. Then when it says deboarding complete, cabin empty a few seconds later the luggage carts depart.

Then when we call for passengers boarding, as they are boarding luggage carts come out to the aircraft and park near the luggage loaders! Then we get the boarding completed alert, have it be a few seconds later the luggage carts leave after simulating luggage loading. It seems this was left out, but I can't see why it cant be added in because it is a missing element of the Boarding process!

Just a suggestion would be cool to see this as part of future AES versions!

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The next generation of AES is looking very good and seems to address the major needs interms of better looking service vehicles. It looks like it is still in very early stages though! So hopefully this little bee (message) can reach the ears of Oliver to throw this in somewhere as another new service vehicle (which has been missing and is a very important part of airport service)! Agreeing that the aircraft does have plenty of service vehicles around it. Luggage vehicles can be used before you call for Clean up and catering services.

Passengers do need to get there luggage on and off the aircraft before and after there flight! Still would be very nice to see this element added to the next generation AES service! I am liking the new cleaning and catering vehicles for the A380 very much needed! Hopefully we get lucky and they dont leave this part out! I would rather see this animation take place rather than seeing actual people deboard the aircraft at open field airports! But I aint pick if they decide to add that too! Because we have been asking for years to see actual people board and deboard aircrafts and walk from and to the Airport Service Bus!

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The AES is a very good addon, I hope it keep going

A suggestion from me, AES could use the cars/trucks/stairs made by the scenery developer (only for the sceneries that have these cars and trucks) and make them move to the aircraft like the jetways instead of using the AES trucks/stairs, I think it would give a bit more of realism to the environment, I don't know what you think

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The AES is a very good addon, I hope it keep going

A suggestion from me, AES could use the cars/trucks/stairs made by the scenery developer (only for the sceneries that have these cars and trucks) and make them move to the aircraft like the jetways instead of using the AES trucks/stairs, I think it would give a bit more of realism to the environment, I don't know what you think

The main reason I would think they probably dont use the already available vehicles in the scenery, two words "copyright infringement"! I think they would need written consent from the author and the author would have to give them the models. I dont think you can edit the AFCAD of the vehicles to make them go where you want to. It has to be programmed most likely.

I think your suggestion sounds good with intent, but legally i dont they could do it. But the new AES in development if you check out the link posted in this thread shows that they are coming out with new types of models for all most every low res vehicle in AES standard. I can only cross my fingers and hope that they read this thread and throw in the baggage vehicles as well! Then it would be a complete Airport Service. Its a shame to see AES do everything service vehicles do at the airport and leave out one of the main purposes of air service. "LOAD MY LUGGAGE" :mad: please :rolleyes: can anyone hear me out there :unsure: !

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One small feature that I would just love (that would be easy to implement) is that you can choose your gate prior to arrival so the facilities/people are there waiting for you as in real life - Instead of having them magically appear when you put the parking brake on!

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One small feature that I would just love (that would be easy to implement) is that you can choose your gate prior to arrival so the facilities/people are there waiting for you as in real life - Instead of having them magically appear when you put the parking brake on!

It's not as simple as you are thinking it is. The simulator believe it or not runs on a real time clock. All of the AI aircrafts are programmed to be at certain airport gates during certain times of the day. The feature you are talking about is something that has to an entirely different stand alone program. This program would have to interface with WOAI and Default Flight Sim AI and to have to have AES service prepped on standby at a specific gate requires that you are at that gate within the time frame that is estimated from the airport you depart from. This is very technical and not quite that simple! Another great idea would be nice if that could be set up for you.

Now having all AES service vehicles on standby to do their thing when you have landed and got your gate assignment is something I can see AES capable of doing. Once you have your gate assignment after landing (and requesting it obviously), you can inform AES like you normally do to have service ready at the gate you are assigned to. AES should have the data already set to know what you are flying at the time of request and have everything sitting at the gate waiting for you! Now that I think is doable! These are some nice concepts you guys are coming up with! Hopefully the guys that design AES is reading this and will consider some of these simple thoughts on improving the program! Customer feedback is always good in the longevity of a program!

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