Airport CEO Beta 1 released

:airplane: :small_airplane: Airport CEO Beta 1 :bug: :gun:

The first beta version of Airport CEO has now been deployed on the experimental branch which means that the first beta sprint has officially begun. We will during the next two weeks deploy daily updates on the experimental branch with the goal of by the end of this two week sprint deploy the first full beta 1 version on the default branch.

“Wait… what? How does this beta thing work?” :thinking:

Read the 156th dev blog to get the full detailed breakdown of the development cycle, but here’s the most important part you need to know:

The Airport CEO beta development cycle consists of a series of sprints. A sprint is a short period of time in which a number of planned development tasks should be completed and the ACEO beta sprints are no different. They will last for two weeks (pending no delays…) and contain a series of different planned tasks ranging from performance overhauls of certain systems, plain bug fixing, polishing and or necessary changes to certain gameplay elements. Another type of development task found in one of these sprints can also be “minor” new features that have been planned for some time, such as larger maps or additional world entrances.

When a new sprint starts, a new beta version is released on the experimental branch. That beta version is then maintained with daily updates for two weeks, updates which are comprised of a mix between planned development tasks as part of the sprint and bug reports from both the experimental and default branch. When the two weeks are up and the sprint’s tasks are completed, the beta version will be deployed on the default branch and the cycle starts over. This means that the first release of a beta version we deploy on the experimental branch will contain very few fixes but those daily releases will then eventually amount to a larger bi-weekly default release. The first beta version, Beta 1.0-0, was released today which means that the first beta sprint starts today. If we stay on schedule, this means that we’ll launch a new beta version on the default branch every other week, i.e. every other Wednesday.

Here’s the initial change log for Beta 1.0-0:

    Release notes - Airport CEO - Version Beta 1.0-0


  • [ACEO-32120] - GA aircraft can in rare occasions get stuck outside world boundary on runway approach


  • [ACEO-31244] - Removed excessive sprite renders and made multiple overall improved object LOD-ing to improve rendering performance
  • [ACEO-31374] - Terminal validation algorithm overhauled to avoid very notable "per every three second" lag spike
  • [ACEO-32255] - Ability to set custom sandbox rules per new airport session
  • [ACEO-32621] - Multiple improved UI features, displays, buttons and layouts across various panels

This is only a few of the development tasks we have planned for the first beta sprint and the full extent can be reviewed once this sprint is completed. We’ll update and complete this topic with more information as development progresses and we stretch our legs in this beta period.

Join us in enjoying this beta period! :flight_departure:




Love it!


Good work devs!! :partying_face: :heart: :+1:


nice - i think for people who are diffuity seeig the background - could have darker menus to see icons because some them are hard to see clearly

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Way to go guys!

I’ve thrown a few suggestions in feature request portal :slight_smile: It would be really useful for us who likes to build big airports!


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All the same Boeing-767. Guys, I’m certainly not giving advice, but just speaking out. Who needs another Boeing ?! You are great programmers and designers, but as marketers you fall behind. Tell me. Why can’t we stuff the only serial Chinese aircraft into the game and not play on it in terms of marketing? There are more inhabitants in China than in all other countries, the translation of which is presented in the game. By the way, the Chinese version has been translated almost completely. China has 1.5 billion population, but their plane is not in the game. You have been making a game for 5 years, and at least try to play in order to use the opportunity to attract more Chinese gamers through the Chinese plane. Contact a Chinese airline to request permission to use the airline’s name in the game. Place it instead of the A-350 on the label, Comac Arj 21. It’s your business, big giraffe, he knows better.


@Shaquille There are 322 airplane models with commercial usage. Developers cannot add them all to the game.

322 airplane models a VERY long list think again before revealing summary
Aero Commander Commander 500S
Aero Commander Commander 690C
Airbus A220-100
Airbus A220-300
Airbus A318-100
Airbus A319-100
Airbus A319-100LR
Airbus A319neo
Airbus A320-200
Airbus A320neo
Airbus A321-100
Airbus A321-200
Airbus A321neo
Airbus A321neoLR
Airbus A300-600F
Airbus A300-600R
Airbus A300-600RF
Airbus A300B4-200
Airbus A310-200
Airbus A310-300
Airbus A310-300F
Airbus A330-200
Airbus A330-200F
Airbus A330-300
Airbus A330-300F
Airbus A330-300R
Airbus A330-800 neo
Airbus A330-900 neo
Airbus A340-200
Airbus A340-300
Airbus A340-500
Airbus A340-600
Airbus A350-1000
Airbus A350-900
Airbus A380-800
Antonov AN-24
Antonov AN-28
Antonov AN-12BK
Antonov AN-140
Antonov AN-148
Antonov AN-158
Antonov AN-2
Antonov AN-26
Antonov AN-38
Antonov AN-124
ATR ATR 42-300
ATR ATR 42-300F
ATR ATR 42-400
ATR ATR 42-500
ATR ATR 42-600
ATR ATR 72-200
ATR ATR 72-200F
ATR ATR 72-500
ATR ATR 72-600
Beechcraft Beechcraft Starship
Beechcraft Beech 1900C
Beechcraft Beech 1900D
Beechcraft Beech 36 Bonanza
Beechcraft Beech 99 Airliner
Beechcraft Beech Baron 58
Beechcraft Beech King Air
Beechcraft Beech Super King Air
Beechcraft Beechcraft Duchess
Beechcraft Beechcraft Duke
Beechcraft Beechcraft Musketeer
Beechcraft Beechcraft Premier I
Beechcraft Beechcraft Queen Air
Beechcraft Beechcraft Skipper
Beechcraft Beechcraft Travel Air
Beechcraft Beechcraft Twin Bonanza
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Boeing B727-200
Boeing B727-200F
Boeing B737 MAX 10
Boeing B737 MAX 7
Boeing B737 MAX 8
Boeing B737 MAX 9
Boeing B737-100
Boeing B737-200
Boeing B737-200F
Boeing B737-300
Boeing B737-300F
Boeing B737-400
Boeing B737-400F
Boeing B737-500
Boeing B737-600
Boeing B737-700
Boeing B737-700F
Boeing B737-800
Boeing B737-900
Boeing B737-900ER
Boeing B757-200
Boeing B757-200F
Boeing B757-300
Boeing B747-200
Boeing B747-200F
Boeing B747-300
Boeing B747-400
Boeing B747-400BCF
Boeing B747-400ER
Boeing B747-400ERF
Boeing B747-400F
Boeing B747-8F
Boeing B747-8I
Boeing B767-200
Boeing B767-200ER
Boeing B767-200ERF
Boeing B767-200SF
Boeing B767-300
Boeing B767-300ER
Boeing B767-300ERF
Boeing B767-300F
Boeing B767-400ER
Boeing B777-200
Boeing B777-200ER
Boeing B777-200F
Boeing B777-200LR
Boeing B777-300
Boeing B777-300ER
Boeing B787-10
Boeing B787-8
Boeing B787-9
Bombardier Challenger 605
Bombardier Challenger 850
Bombardier Challenger 870
Bombardier CRJ100
Bombardier CRJ1000
Bombardier CRJ100ER
Bombardier CRJ100F
Bombardier CRJ200ER
Bombardier CRJ200LR
Bombardier CRJ200LRF
Bombardier CRJ400
Bombardier CRJ700
Bombardier CRJ700ER
Bombardier CRJ700LR
Bombardier CRJ900
Bombardier CRJ900ER
Bombardier CRJ900LR
Bombardier CS100
Bombardier CS300
Bombardier DHC-8 100 (Q100)
Bombardier DHC-8 200 (Q200)
Bombardier DHC-8 300 (Q300)
Bombardier DHC-8 400 (Q400)
Bombardier DHC-8 400 (Q400)
Bombardier DHC-8 400NG (Q400NG)
British Aerospace Bae 125
British Aerospace Vickers VC10
British Aerospace ATP
British Aerospace ATP Freighter
British Aerospace Bae 146 QT
British Aerospace Bae 146-100
British Aerospace Bae 146-200
British Aerospace Bae 146-300
British Aerospace Handley Page Jetstream
British Aerospace Hawker Siddeley HS 748
British Aerospace Jetstream 31
British Aerospace Jetstream 32
British Aerospace Jetstream 41
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
Britten-Norman Britten-Norman Trislander
CASA C-212 Aviocar
CASA C-295
Cessna Cessna Citation Excel/XLS+
Cessna Cessna Citation I/SP
Cessna Cessna Citation II
Cessna Cessna Citation III/VI/VII
Cessna Cessna Citation Jet/525/M2
Cessna Cessna Citation Latitude
Cessna Cessna Citation Longitude
Cessna Cessna Citation Mustang
Cessna Cessna Citation Sovereign
Cessna Cessna Citation V
Cessna Cessna Citation X
Cessna Cessna 150
Cessna Cessna 152
Cessna Cessna 162 Skycatcher
Cessna Cessna 170
Cessna Cessna 172P
Cessna Cessna 175 Skylark
Cessna Cessna 177 Cardinal
Cessna Cessna 180
Cessna Cessna 182 Skylane
Cessna Cessna 185 Skywagon
Cessna Cessna 195
Cessna Cessna 208 Caravan
Cessna Cessna 208B Grand Caravan/EX
Cessna Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Cessna Cessna 210 Centurion
Cessna Cessna 310/320
Cessna Cessna 335/340
Cessna Cessna 336/337 Skymaster
Cessna Cessna 350 Corvalis
Cessna Cessna 400 TTx
Cessna Cessna 401/2
Cessna Cessna 404 Titan
Cessna Cessna 414
Cessna Cessna 421
Cessna Cessna 425
Cessna Cessna 441
Cessna Cessna 441 Conquest II
Cessna Cessna F406 Caravan II
Cessna Cessna T303 Crusader
Cessna Cessna 205/6/7
Comac ARJ21-700
Comac ARJ21-900
Daher-Socata Socata TB
Daher-Socata ST 10 Diplomate
Daher-Socata TBM 700/850/900/910/930
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
de Havilland Canada DHC-7
Dornier Do 228
Dornier Do 228 NG
Dornier Do 328-100
Dornier Do 328JET
Embraer EMB 170
Embraer EMB 175
Embraer EMB 175-E2
Embraer EMB 190
Embraer EMB 190-E2
Embraer EMB 195
Embraer EMB 195-E2
Embraer EMB 110
Embraer EMB 120
Embraer EMB 120ER
Embraer EMB 120FC
Embraer EMB 500 Phenom 100
Embraer ERJ 135ER
Embraer ERJ 135LR
Embraer ERJ 140ER
Embraer ERJ 140LR
Embraer ERJ 145
Embraer ERJ 145EP
Embraer ERJ 145LR
Embraer ERJ 145XR
Fairchild Swearingen Metro
Fairchild Swearingen Metro 23
Fairchild Swearingen Metro II
Fairchild Swearingen Metro III
Fokker Fokker 100
Fokker Fokker 50
Fokker Fokker 50F
Fokker Fokker 70
GippsAero GA8 Airvan
GippsAero GAF Nomad
GippsAero GippsAero GA10
Grumman Grumman American AA-5
Harbin Harbin Y-12
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 400
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800
Helio Helio Courier
Ilyushin IL-114
Ilyushin IL-18D
Ilyushin IL-62M
Ilyushin IL-76TD
Ilyushin IL-96-300
Irkut MC-21-200
Irkut MC-21-300
LET L-410
Lockheed L100-30
McDonnell Douglas DC-9
McDonnell Douglas MD-80
McDonnell Douglas MD-81
McDonnell Douglas MD-82
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
McDonnell Douglas MD-87
McDonnell Douglas MD-88
McDonnell Douglas MD-90
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Piaggio Piaggio P.166
Pilatus Pilatus PC-24
Pilatus PC-12
Pilatus PC-6 Porter
Piper Piper PA-28 Cherokee
Piper Piper PA-31 Navajo
Piper Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Piper Piper PA-32R Saratoga
Piper Piper PA-34 Seneca
Piper Piper Aerostar
Piper Piper J-3 Cub
Piper Piper PA-12
Piper Piper PA-16 Clipper
Piper Piper PA-18 Super Cub
Piper Piper PA-20 Pacer
Piper Piper PA-23
Piper Piper PA-24 Comanche
Piper Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche
Piper Piper PA-31T Cheyenne
Piper Piper PA-38 Tomahawk
Piper Piper PA-42 Cheyenne
Piper Piper PA-44 Seminole
Piper Piper PA-46
Quest Quest Kodiak
Saab Saab 2000
Saab Saab 340A
Saab Saab 340AF
Saab Saab 340B
Short Brothers Shorts 360
Short Brothers Short 330
Sukhoi Superjet 100
Tecnam Tecnam P2004/6/8
Tecnam Tecnam P2010
Tecnam Tecnam P2012 Traveller
Tecnam Tecnam P92
Tupolev TU-134B
Tupolev TU-154B
Tupolev TU-204-100
Tupolev TU-204-100C
Xian Xian MA60
Xian Xian MA600
Xian Xian Y-7
Yakovlev Yak-40

Great work guys!

First glance of the UI showed (on a Mac) that the bottom menu items now lags when you mouse over them, this only happens in the 1st layer menu’s with more than 5/6 items. When you move your mouse over the menu items it take some time before they pop up with the information, it’s not on all buttons but it seems to be random. The 2nd layer (i.e. floor tiles) is again spot on for all menu’s.

Room selection (for any room) doesn’t work (ACEO-32750). When you build a room and try to click it to open/close/delete the room, it is not selected.
Edit: After a S&R (QTD) I was able to select the toilet room, but when I selected a food room or a staff room a ‘rename’ pop-up appeared and after that all overlay systems are not working anymore (ACEO-32755). This results in that you cannot select any 2nd layer build items or layout any floors, demolish things or select a terminal. The ‘rename’ pop-up is also not easy to get away, you have to click on one of the menu items to get it closed.

pop-up rename window

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I can understand your point. I agree with you that there will be a time, when it’s good to think about the implementation of your Chinese aircraft.

But please take a look into the real aviation world nowadays. The Boeing 767 is such an iconic aircraft and still used by many airlines. In my opinion we need the B767 in the game first, since Chinese aircrafts are only part of a few airline fleets in the world.


Do you understand the meaning of the words “not a single Chinese aircraft” and “not a single Russian aircraft” in the game? 1000 or 2000 models of commercial use in the game will be, this is not the essence of the question.


Won’t load for me. Locked @ ‘loading game world’. Deleted all ‘appdata’, no difference.

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Now think like a salesperson. For example, you are in the market and want to sell a product. What difference does it make whether it is iconic or not, from your point of view. In terms of sales, you need to think about what might interest the buyer. We have to think about what the buyer would think. The game has been in development for 5 years, and the opportunities are not used to pressure the national identity of representatives of the largest market. Personally, I lost interest, despite the fact that I spent 1 month, several hours a day, to check, correct and polish the Russian translation of the game, but I will finish what I started. And he disappeared because, as an aviation lover, I do not see in the game what aroused my interest in the first place. The game has been studied. Achievements in Steam? Not interested. Best Airport Award? Not interested. Russian plane? Interested. This is consumer behavior, and the iconic status of this or that item does not matter here.


Complaining about how some plane is and some isn’t in the game is pointless. There will be a selection what these devs decide based on their preferences and so be it. Rest, you get from the workshop.

And my guess is that devs take a selection based on common planes in Europe / Sweden.


The game could have been developed without involving the community over the past years. But they decided for an early access way. During this time claiming about missing festures is wrong as it is not finished at all.
I’m looking forward what comes after 1.0.

Many players don’t buy early access games anyway, so they will play it for the first time when it’s final. And then they start with the existing list of planes until more stuff gets added.

Also I’m wondering about your numbers as when I was in China, Steam was blocked. So the Chinese market is HKG/Macau area only maybe.


ACEO-32770: UI locks down. Nothing works, can’t click anything with left mouse button in the game world. Shop popped up a grey box with “enter text here” and nothing else.


I totally understand your point and agree with you in a certain way. But that means that we would have an unknown Chinese aircraft in the game just because there could be potential more buyer in China than in Europe or America. I think it’s never good when someone is only driven by sales numbers. Please don’t get me wrong, but in our current aviation world the B767 is more popular than a Comac.


Ive reported this too

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I have the same problem when i select the shops/cafe or restaurants.


The selection bug is being worked at and will be fixed with next version. :slight_smile: