What is phpVMS?

phpVMS is the most popular, free, virtual airline software, with support for various ACARS applications (kACARS, FSACARS, XAcars, FS Flight Keeper, and FSPassengers), AJAX-driven administration panel, complete with financial reports, schedule management and various other features designed for realistic operation of your virtual airline.


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Updated phpVMS License - posted 24 September 2014, 10:54 pm

After thinking about it for some time, I have decided to change the license for phpVMS to the much simpler BSD 3-clause license. Development has pretty much stopped as my work schedule gives me almost no time for side-projects, so hopefully this fosters more forks and development, which I will be happy to merge back into the mainline branch(es).


Forum Membership [MUST READ] - posted 30 November 2013, 10:45 pm

I have been trying to help out with the forum and working for some time to try and stop/block/remove/clean all the spam members and spam posting and it just seems to continue to get worse even when using all of the IP Board recomendations. I do not have the time to sift through all the posts just to try and find the ones that need to be approved.There is currently over 10,000 unapproved posts.

I have set the board to now only allow admin approval of new members, e-mail verification is no longer allowed. If you wish to join this board please go through the registration process and then let me know using the contact form on my site - simpilotgroup <dot> com - If you do not let me know the registration will be automatically purged from the board after 3 days with all the other spam registrations. Include your USERNAME in the contact. I will approve the registration as soon as possible but it may be up to 24 hours.

See update below.


2.1.936 - Security Patch - posted 30 September 2013, 1:18 pm

Hi all,

I've updated the download to 2.1.936 - basically to null the file where I believe the exploit is coming from. I looked through the other files, and I think they look OK.

Please update as soon as possible - really the only updated file was core/lib/php-ofc-library/ofc_upload_image.php. Instead of deleting it, I patched it, so then it will get patched on an upload.

Sorry for all the trouble guys! Please be sure to look through your server and account very carefully - if you see something suspicious, delete it, or rename it to add a .txt extension so it can't be found, until you can verify if the file is safe or not.


Sluggishness - posted 4 March 2013, 10:22 am

Hi all,

I'm aware of the site's sluggishneses lately - vaCentral has been blowing up! It's a great thing. With that, I'm in the middle of rewriting vaCentral, based on nodejs instead of PHP, along with optimizing a ton of things, and a new design. It's tough finding time in between my 70+ hour work weeks, but it's in progress, and I haven't abandoned y'all :)

Potential Downtime - posted 28 October 2012, 4:04 pm

Hi all,

With Hurricane Sandy on her way, there is a possibility of phpVMS and vaCentral being down, with the datacenter being located in New Jersey.

If this happens, ensure that your site has the VACENTRAL_ENABLE set to 'false' in the local.config.php, until the site is back up.

Let's hope it's just the weatherman being wrong!




Even though phpVMS is free, there are still many costs, including server and hosting costs for new and upcoming features. Any amount will be greatly appreciated!