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NEWS! - Aircraft Released : CRJ-900 by AD Simulations

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NEWS! - Aircraft Released : CRJ-900 by AD Simulations


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AD Simulations have released another variant of their Bombardier CRJ series in the -900. The -900 is not the longest in the CRJ Series as that ticket goes to the -1000, of which AD Simulations notes could also be a release in the future as well.


The CRJ-900 joins the earlier CRJ-700 that was released at Christmas 2021 with plenty of bugs and issues, those issues have been very well covered in the past few months, so hopefully this later -900 will be far more a coherent and capable release aircraft straight out of the box than the -700 version. From the outset, the -900 certainly looks more complete and better featured.


The -900 version comes in at the same price as the -700 at US$49.95, but for current -700 purchasers the aircraft comes with a 30% discount (US$34.96), the discount discount coupon is available to be found in the original CRJ-700 invoice at the store.


There are newer features on the -900 to make the differences to -700 version, these include that the CRJ900 is powered by the more powererful two FADEC equipped General Electric CF34-8C5 powerplants with 59.4 kN (13,400 lbf) thrust each with APR. The aircraft has also the longer winglets and a 12ft twin plug longer fuselage than the CRJ-700 Series, with an increased seating capacity of 76–90 seats compared to the -700 66 to 78 seating layout.

The CRJ900 can cruise 8–10,000 ft higher with a slightly higher fuel burn and an average true airspeed of 450–500 knots, which is a significant improvement over its predecessor. Its maximum ground takeoff weight is 84,500 pounds.


AD Simulations CRJ-900 Cabin is now using the new option called “Atmosphere”. This provides Button control to adjust DOOR ASSIST, CEILING, SIDEWALL and ENTRANCE Lights. Using a combination of the different lighting conditions this panel creates different cabin style lighting looks.

Other new features include; Cabin and Stairs lighting using Buttons on the right wall looking towards the cabin, and all the Windows Shades, Overhead Bins and Seat Trays are now animated and functional.


Full release notes are:


General Notes
  • Basic Systems are programmed based on CRJ-900 aircraft. In subsequent updates we are making systems deeper and adding new ones. CRJ real life pilots and few simulator enthusiasts are helping us to develop and make them work properly
  • Flight Control Panel knobs support fast scrolling via left mouse button press and hold and precise scrolling via mouse wheel scroll
  • All switches now support new manipulators with Above/Below click for UP/DOWN movement and mouse wheel scroll
  • Mode Control Panel SPEED and other modes simulate the real Autopilot modes on the CRJs. 
  • Implemented Electrical System
  • Circuit Breakers are all animated and ready to perform certain actions accordingly to their function in future updates
  • Tablet/EFB on Captain and FO sides
  • Functional Audio Control Panel with lit buttons and animations
  • Rectangular and  Arrows Flight Director Command Bars as an Options
Center Glareshield
  • All Center Glareshield Knobs and Pushbuttons animated and functional
  • Displays are exceptionally crisp and with letters and symbols easily visible
PFD Primary Flight Display
  • Modeled and functioning exactly as real life counterpart
MFD Multifunction Display can display following modes
  • HSI The horizontal situation indicator shows the compass card with overlaid selectable navaids, bearing and course pointers
  • NAV SECTOR Navigation display with compass card and a background map. The navigation display shows course pointer and deviation bar. VOR bearing and DME distance information is shown
  • FMS MAP  Flight Management System Map shows the track and waypoints programmed in the CDU (Control Display Unit). FMS MAP shows the aircraft heading.
  • TCAS Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System investigates the air traffic control transponders of nearby airplanes and identifies and displays potential and predicted collision threats. 
  • FMS PLAN MAP shows programmed waypoints of the route. Shows north at the top of the display. Waypoints can be selected by using UP and DOWN arrows on CDU (Control Display Unit)
  • RADAR- to be implemented in future versions
      • PRI
      • STAT
      • ECS
      • HYD
      • ELEC (AC and DC)
      • FUEL
      • F/CTL
      • A/ICE
      • DOORS
      • CAS (not implemented yet)
      • MENU = UP + DN
      • STEP
PopUp Displays (movable, scalable able to be dragged to multiple monitors) 
  • Tablet/EFB
  • Captain and FO PFD (Primary Flight Display)
  • Captain and FO MFD (Multi Function Display)
  • Primary EICAS
  • Secondary EICAS
  • Left and Right CDU (Control Display Unit)
Skunkcraft Updater
  • To be implemented in the future
Cockpit and Cabin Lighting
  • There is FULL lighting implemented, FLOOD, INTEGRATED and DISPLAYS with animated knobs and switches
  •  You can adjust the intensity of displays, panels and light in any combination you like
  •  In addition, CABIN LIGHTS and STAIR LIGHTS are also adjustable via corresponding switches in the back of the cockpit
  • STERILE Cockpit Light working (visible from inside the cabin when cockpit door is closed)
  • AD Simulations CRJ-900 Cabin is using the option called “Atmosphere”It provides Button to adjust DOOR ASSIST, CEILING, SIDEWALL and ENTRANCE Lights. Using combination of different lighting conditions creates different look
  • You can adjust Cabin and Stairs lights using Buttons on the right wall looking toward cabin
External Lighting
  • FULL external lighting is available via animated corresponding switches
  • Tablet/EFB and it's corresponding Pop Up
  • INFO (Loading Take Off Speeds, Landing Speeds and take Off Trim)
Sounds  FMOD Custom sounds are implemented using FMOD
  • Engine sounds
  • Cockpit sounds: Avionics, Gyro, Relays, Fans (Packs), Controls (Buttons/switches, levers)
  • Warning sounds: Take-off
  • GPWS (Too Low Terrain, Too Low Gear, Too Low Flaps, Terrain Caution, Bank angle, Sink rate, Don’t-sink, Pull Up)
  • Autopilot, Fire, Alerts
  • Cabin sounds: Galley, Cooling
  • Exterior sounds: Gear Roll/Touch, APU, GPU, Flaps, Hydraulic and Fuel Pumps, Wind drag, Packs
  • Weather sounds: Wind, Rain, Thunder, Wind Gust (on the ground only)
  • Cabin and Cockpit muffing effect caused by Cockpit Door closed/open
Flight Model
  • Flight model has been carefully adjusted to match the real life CRJ-900. Real life CRJ-200/700/900 pilots were involved in the process.
Realistic wing flex
  • Wing Flex has been modelled and adjusted for realistic aircraft behavior
  • FMS and it's Pop Up is customized as far as look but based on the Default X-Plane one. 
  • Note: Default XP FMC is based on the Collins FMS-4200 and CRJ is using that one, no Honeywell and Thales types.
3D Modeling and Textures
  • Almost all maps are 4K High Resolution
  • Exterior is modeled with all details existing in real aircraft.
  • Pilots are visible in external views and turn their heads slightly to ward camera view
  • Interior modeling has been made paying attention to details in the real life CRJ-900 cockpit.
  • Cabin and Stairs have adjustable lighting, see above
Liveries included in the package are listed below
  • Aegean Airlines, American Eagle, CRJ, Delta, Horizon, IBEX Ana, Lufthansa, Scandinavian 1, Scandinavian 2, Spirit
Unique Package Features
  • Stairs Rails can be raised and lowered (per customer request)
  • Cockpit shaders slide and rotate as you need them
  • All Windows Shades, Overhead Bins and Seat Trays are animated and functional
VR Compatibility
  • Package is VR compatible but future enhancements will be added 


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-900 Images are courtesy of AD Simulations


Designed by AD Simulation and Deltawing Simulations
Support forum for the CRJ-900



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Yes! the CRJ-900 by AD Simulations/Delta Wing is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Price is US$49.95



X-Plane 11

Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 1.1 GB
Current version: 1.0 (April 24th 2022)
CRJ-700 customers can get the CRJ-900 for 30% off. Please find the discount coupon in the original CRJ-700 invoice at the store



NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

25th April 2022

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