ACARS has been updated with a feature I actually wrote a while back, after selecting a flight the Begin Flight button will be enabled and a pop up will appear allowing you to select an airframe to fly. The airframes you will be able to pick from will be aircraft whos last flight arrived at your departure airfield. If there are no aircraft at the airfield then you will be able to select any aircraft from within the fleet. Information is also provided showing total cycles (number of sectors flown by the aircraft) and details of its last flight. After your have selected an aircraft you will then be able to start logging your flight as normal. This change allows greater realism and allows further expansion at a later date.
Hi Chris, sorry for the slow reply (lounging on a beach in Fiji distracted me). All I know is that Asobo A320 repaints should not be used with the FBW model, so that suggests to me that the models are different.