Registered users of Jeppesen’s SIMCharts received an e-mail stating “….. This email is to let you know that the sale of our SIMCharts 4.0 service which works in conjunction with Microsoft Flight Simulator version 10 (FSX), will end on April 1, 2009. There is no new version being planned at this time. Support for the SIMCharts 4.0 service will continue for 1 year thereafter or until March 31, 2010. Access to the service after March 31, 2010 will no longer be available…..”.
Sources at Microsoft have confimred that the link to the ‘real weather’ servers at Jeppesen which are used in FS will continue for at least a few years longer.