Four days ago, I submitted the following message to SUPPORT@SIMBRIEF.COM :-
I shall shortly be reviewing a scenery product for MSFS2020 for the Airport of ANNOBON (FGAB) in Equatorial Guinea on my YouTube channel, but before I do, I’d like to fly in there.
However, Simbrief does NOT recognise the IATA code for the airport - FGAB - and stranglely enough Navigraph Charts or Jeppesen, note’s the IATA code as FGAN. Could someone please ADD this code to the Airport dataset in Simbrief so I can plan the flight?
Thank you, >>
Could someone possibly action this issue for me, or tell me why it cannot be actioned?
Thank you very much for your time,
MSFS Flight Adventures & Product Reviews
the ICAO code was changed.
FGAB was the old ICAO code and therefore outdated, FGAN is the new one. Please use this new ICAO code for your flightplanning.
Thank you Richard,
I should have mentioned that I tried both codes.
However, Simbrief still does not recognise new the code FGAN! I get the error “ERROR! SIMBRIEF DOES NOT RECOGNISE THE DESTINATION AIRPORT - FGAN”
It is missing?
We are investigating. It may take time.
Thank you for your patience.
Just a quick note to clarify that 4-letter airport identifiers are ICAO codes, not IATA codes.
P.S. there is no runway information in NG Charts for FGAN, I’m guessing Jeppesen doesn’t have an official source for that data.
Yes, you are correct, I said IATA when I meant ICAO, sorry.
Ok runway information if you need it:-
Airport type - Public
Operator - Aeropuertos De Guinea Ecuatorial (ADGE)
Serves - San Antonio de Palé, Annobón Island
Elevation AMSL - 82 feet / 25 metres
Coordinates -1°24′37″S 5°37′19″E
Runway - 05/23 - 6201 feet / 1890 metres (Concrete)
Airlines operating - CEIBA Intercontinental / 2 x Boeing 737-800’s; 4 x ATR propliners
1 x Boeing 767-300ER
I know that Jeppesen does not have charts, but the airport is served by and Airline service - any chance you can just add the ICAO code to Simbrief for planning purposes?
The FGAN runway details are missing from our database, so SimBrief doesn’t offer the airport. We shall see if this can be added manually in the next cycle or two.
I really appreciate it. I hope I have given you enough information to help you do that.
Again, my sincere thanks,
the main issue here is the missing runway threshold coordinates in the AIP. The AIP offers only the ARP (airport reference code) but no specific data for the runway.
As Ian wrote, we will try to add it as tailored records in one of the next cycles, when we get all data from somewhere.
IIRC, in the past (pre-Navigraph acquisition) simBrief did manually add some airports to its database using “loose” references like Google Maps or OSM to determine the runway thresholds…