This page contains all information related to the software needed for the flight and ATC simulation activities within the IVAO network.
The software presented in this page is the only software approved for flying and providing air control services on IVAO. It is developed by the Software Development Department (SoftDev) at IVAO HQ level. It is therefore the SoftDev department that assumes full responsibility for any operating problem, compatibility and rights of use.
Similarly, the France division is not responsible for the development of the IvAc2 software, owned by a third party company external to IVAO, just as it does not ensure the development and updating of associated sector files.
IvAc is the software to provide ATC services on the IVAO network. It was developed based on the radar screens and the main features of real ATC stations.
IvAc software is only compatible with Windows OS.
Versions of IvAc 1.1.12 and earlier are deprecated and should not be used.
The use of IvAc requires the availability of sector files adapted to the ATC position. These text files are developed under the responsibility of the AO department of the France division by staff and non-staff members and are made available to all ATCs.
They are organised by controlled airspace and position type and associated with the FIRs responsible for the underlying lands.
In particular, two types of sector files are available:
The link to the relevant sector file for each ATC position is available in the "ATC Tools" section (by clicking on the relevant ATC position).
Aurora is the new ATC client, presently in beta release, which integrates new functionalities and allows for a more custom and realistic ATC experience.
Contrary to IvAc, sector files are integrated in a centralised data base and are directly accessible from the software interface.
For the moment, the Aurora client is only compatible with Windows OS.
The TeamSpeak2 software is the voice connection tool currently used between pilots and ATC. It is automatically installed at the time of installation of IvAc (or IvAp) and is no longer distributed separately. For the time being, the Aurora client is interface with TeamSpeak2 as well.
TS-Info is a handy utility associated with IvAc that allows better interface with TS2. In particular, it indicates on the IvAc radar screen the user who is transmitting on frequency from TeamSpeak and also offers other very useful options.
This software is developed by Fabio Marracci (Bafio) and has been approved by IVAO.
IvAp is the IVAO pilot interface software that allows connection between IVAO servers and the Flight Simulator. The software is compatible with FS2002, FS2004, FSX and P3D and is only compatible with the Windows OS.
The versions of IvAp 1.4.2 and earlier (FS2002 and FS2004) and 1.9.8 (for FSX and P3D) are obsolete and should not be used.
IvAp is the IVAO pilot interface software that allows connection between IVAO servers and the X-Plane. The software is compatible with X-Plane 8, 9, 10 and 11 and with Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
MTL (Multiplayer Traffic Library) is a library of all aircraft texture available for the IVAO network. Its purpose is to allow each pilot to see the other aircraft connected to the network with the texture corresponding to their type of aircraft and their company.
MTL is installed automatically when installing IvAp or X-IvAp.
Caution: the MTL compatible with P3D v4 requires the installation via a patch available in the forum here.
Altitude is the new pilot client, presently in beta release, which is compatible with most flight simulation software (FSX, P3D, X-Plane). It also integrates a new flight plan management system, accessible via a web interface.
The Altitude client is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux OS.
The TeamSpeak2 software is the voice connection tool currently used between pilots and ATC. It is automatically installed at the time of installation of IvAc (or IvAp) and is no longer distributed separately. For the time being, the Altitude client is interfaced with TeamSpeak2 as well.
IvAi is a software that allows you to run several programs simultaneously (typically IvAc and IvAp) with a single connection to the IVAO network. It thus offers the possibility to have a tower view in ATC position or multiple radar screens.
Artifice is the new client allowing to run several programs simultaneously (Aurora and Altitude) with a single connection to the IVAO network. It is presently on beta release and will replace IvAi in the future.
The Artifice client is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux OS.