List of default MSFS Aircraft - How Many? (out of the box)

Peter Lambert Guest

I've been reading up about a lot of Microsoft Flight Simulator features online and noticed there are many different versions of the simulator available to purchase.  Can somebody please give me a full breakdown of the different aircraft included (and how many there are) in each different version also what's the new 40th Anniversary edition - does this include even more aircraft - if so, what are they?  A full explanation for a rookie is most appreciated!

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I appreciate your interest in the different editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS 2020) and their respective aircraft lineups. Let's delve into a comprehensive breakdown for each edition, including the exciting 40th Anniversary edition.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – Standard Edition

The Standard Edition is your gateway into the world of aviation with a total of 20 different aircraft. This diverse collection ensures a well-rounded flying experience, catering to various preferences. Here’s a glance at what this edition offers:

  • Airbus A320neo
  • Aviat Pitts Special S2S
  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
  • CubCrafters XCub
  • Daher TBM 930
  • Diamond DA40 NG
  • Diamond DA62
  • EXTRA 330LT
  • Flight Design CTSL
  • Icon A5
  • JMB VL-3
  • Robin CAP 10
  • Robin DR400/100 Cadet
  • Textron Aviation Beechcraft Bonanza G36
  • Textron Aviation Beechcraft King Air 350i
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 152
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 172 Skyhawk (G1000)
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX
  • Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4
  • Zlin Aviation Savage Cub

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – Deluxe Edition

Expanding upon the Standard, the Deluxe Edition adds 5 more aircraft, totaling 25. These additions provide an enhanced flying experience with more complex and diverse aircraft types. The exclusive additions are:

  • Diamond DA40-TDI
  • Diamond DV20
  • Textron Aviation Beechcraft Baron G58
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Textron Aviation Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – Premium Edition

The Premium Edition is the pinnacle, offering the most expansive fleet. In addition to all aircraft from the Standard and Deluxe editions, it includes 5 additional exclusive aircraft, bringing the total to 30. These premium aircraft are:

  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
  • Cirrus SR22
  • Pipistrel Virus SW 121
  • Textron Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude
  • Zlin Aviation Shock Ultra

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – 40th Anniversary Edition

The 40th Anniversary Edition is a special release that includes all aircraft from the Premium Edition and introduces several unique, historical, and modern aircraft to commemorate the legacy of flight simulation. This edition is expected to add a significant number of aircraft, celebrating both the history and the future of aviation.

Aircraft Types Across Editions

Each edition of MSFS 2020 is curated to offer a blend of aircraft types:

  • Light Planes: Perfect for beginners, offering ease of control and a relaxed flying experience.
  • Turboprops: A step up, these introduce more complexity with faster speeds and longer ranges.
  • Jets: For a more challenging experience, mastering these jets requires understanding advanced systems and handling.

In-Depth Aircraft Details

Every aircraft in MSFS 2020 is meticulously modeled, providing realistic flight dynamics and detailed cockpits. Whether you're a novice or an experienced pilot, each aircraft offers a unique opportunity to learn and enjoy flying.

For an exhaustive list and detailed information on each aircraft, visiting the official Microsoft Flight Simulator website would be beneficial. They offer insights into the features and capabilities of each edition's aircraft lineup.


In conclusion, each edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 presents a carefully selected array of aircraft, ensuring that whether you're just starting out or looking to expand your flying skills, there's a broad range of aircraft to explore and master.

If you have further questions or need more specific details, please feel free to ask. I’m here to assist you in your flight simulation journey!

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