Jim Oldfield, Jr - Vice President and Publisher of Abacus
"Abacus is a publisher of quality flight simulation software and computer books. We've been developing and publishing software for the home consumer market since 1978 making us one of the pioneers in the personal computer industry." We're one of the world's leading developers and publishers of flight simulation add-ons. Currently, our worldwide bestsellers include Corporate Pilot, CoPilot, Private Pilot and FS Design Studio - all add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000. These software products are sold by a network of major retail chains and computer specialty stores throughout the world.
Our Premier Collection Series of flight-sim add-ons delivers Internet-only flight sim addons direct to users by download. Each product in the series is chosen based on the highest quality standards and offers the user a chance to "try-before-you-buy". You may also recognized us as the publisher of the well-respected Flight Simulator World Magazine for flight simulator enthusiasts. "
About 30 employees and more than 50 freelancers work for Aerosoft today. In conjunction with the numerous cooperations, Aerosoft can be counted as one of the world’s leading publishers in the simulation genre. Thanks to strong distribution partners in Europe, South America and the USA, Aerosoft today generates over 50% of their turnover abroad.Numerous international awards from the industry and customers alike repeatedly prove the high quality standard of the products. Increasing interest from airlines, pilots and flight instructors illustrate the great realism of Aerosoft’s software. For sales and software development, Aerosoft is supported by the subsidiary and sister companies Simware, Brussels; Aerosoft USA, Inc., Florida and PAD-Labs, Germany."
Inertia was formed in May 1999 to develop flight simulation games using technologies licensed from Parsoft Interactive. Members of the team had previously developed Hellcats over the Pacific, Hellcats: Mission at Leyte Gulf, A-10 Attack!, A-10 Cuba, Fighter Squadron: Screaming Demons over Europe.