Adding to their already previous successful release, aircraft developer AD Simulations has taken to the X-Plane forums to announce the development of the Mitsubishi CRJ900 Series for X-Plane 11.
Originally an off-spring of the highly successful Bombardier CRJ700 Series aircraft, the Mitsubishi CRJ900 Series is a stretched 76-90 seats version of the formerly mentioned series. Compared to its shorter sibling, the CRJ900 Series also features so-called “strakes” at the rear of the fuselage, which are meant to improve flight characteristics, a wider wing with leading-edge slats, and a slightly redesigned tail section with greater span and anhedral.
On an interesting side note, with the acquisition of the CRJ aircraft program by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2021, the production of the CRJ series officially ceased. The final aircraft to have rolled off the assembly line was a CRJ900 Series aircraft, delivered new to SkyWest Airlines on the 28th of February 2021.
X-Plane aircraft developer AD Simulations, following their successful release of the CRJ700 Series last year, has announced on the X-Plane forums that they are currently developing said aircraft’s stretched sibling, the CRJ900 Series. Although not providing any further details regarding the depth of the simulation and the planned implemented features, the developer has shared that a release should be anticipated within the next couple of weeks. This seems to indicate that the aircraft is already in an advanced stage of development. Additionally, the developer stated that after the release of the package, a further update to both the developer’s CRJ700 & CRJ900 Series is planned.
Interested readers can find more details, including the underlying community discussion, by heading to the developer’s official forum post. As always, we will make sure to keep you updated about any new developments regarding this particular project.