Aerosoft CRJ updated with v5 compatibility

The Aerosoft/Digital Aviation CRJ Professional has received a very large and important update today. The update brings many fixes and improvements. New features can be found too and long-awaited compatibility with Prepar3D v5 is also here.

The changelog is very long and can be found in full below. The aircraft now supports the Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick. FS2Crew functionality has been expanded as well. You can use it to trigger for ground power and ground air carts, among other control options. Active Sky P3D is now supported in the weather radar. And of course there is compatibilty with P3D v5. The cockpit textures have received PBR with new v5 technology. Keep in mind that it’s still only the initial version for v5.

Many, many issues have been fixed too. The MDA would alert at 2500ft above sea level instead of ground altitude. Several buttons would not sync across the cockpit when the flight director was off. A lot of rounding errors have been fixed. Several issues with DH and MDA were resolved too. See below for a list of all the fixes.

If you’re interested in buying the CRJ. You can do so over at the FSNews store for €76.21.

Changelog for v2.2.0.0

  • [Fixed] Mach number indication in HGS
  • [Fixed] Key processing for EFB keypad and number pad accepted too many keys
  • [Added] Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick support (shifted Idle position for throttle slider)
  • [Fixed] P3D window focus gain/loss detection improved
  • [Fixed] Better interception of legs following (INTC) legs
  • [Fixed] Missing condition for LOC FMA indication to stop flashing
  • [Improved] LOC tracking slightly improved
  • [Added] FS2Crew trigger for ground power and ground air carts
  • [Added] Additional control options for use by FS2Crew
  • [Fixed] MDA Alert arm changed from 2500ft to 2500ft above the ground
  • [Fixed] CAS advisory messages are no longer unboxed when a message gets cleared
  • [Fixed] Rounding error when copying GPS POS to FMS scratchpad on POS INIT page
  • [Fixed] Continuous Ignition pushbutton remaining on after stall test is finished
  • [Fixed] L/R ENG BLEED CLOSED CAS message no shows when bleed source is APU and left/right engine is running
  • [Fixed] L/R PACK FAULT CAS message removed when engines/APU are not running and PACK buttons are pushed in
  • [Fixed] OFF light no longer showing when engines/APU are not running and PACK buttons are pushed in
  • [Added] Autopilot disconnects when both Stab Trim channels are off
  • [Fixed] HDG Sync (and other buttons) now works while FD is off
  • [Fixed] DEP Rwy selection can cause an endless loop if SID has been selected before
  • [Fixed] Changed MDA Alert to require a descent rate of -250 fpm or less
  • [Fixed] DH indicator bar in PFD radio altimeter scale only shows when DH is active on the side panel
  • [Fixed] Low speed awareness marker (green line) no longer visible on the ground
  • [Fixed] Overspeed clacker changed back to loop sound (loop got lost due to prior performance optimization)
  • [Fixed] Stick shaker sound shutting itself off during stall as well as stall test
  • [Added] A new level of nerdiness: Implemented FAA airworthiness directive which required operators to disable TEMP COMP on FMS Defaults page 4/4
  • [Fixed] AP vertical mode switching to ALTS CAP after takeoff
  • [Added] Added several aircraft-specific options (as in “settable per registration”) on EFB OPTIONS Page 3/3. Different Style FMS DEP/ARR is not implemented yet
  • [Added] PFD Low speed awareness indicator now optional per aircraft
  • [Fixed] MDA/DH colors on PFD
  • [Fixed] EFB calculations when weight is entered as ZFW
    Please note: “Passengers & Cargo” is not synchronized with “Zero Fuel Weight”.
    Both are meant to be different ways to ENTER data only, they are not supposed
    to update currently with changes made on the other page.
  • [Fixed] MDA alert and bar visible when MDA is not active.
  • [Fixed] MDA bar color
  • [Fixed] DH alert visible when DH is not active
  • [Fixed] FD bars not showing after TOGA is pressed
  • [Fixed] Approach transitions not showing on ARRIVAL selection page
  • [Fixed] Altitude and speed changes on the LEGS page now create a MOD FPLN and require EXEC to become active
  • [Added] Aircraft weight can now be entered using ZFW and Fuel on the EFB Performance page
  • [Fixed] Reduced object jittering and font size “jumping” in HGS
  • [Fixed] Flight Path Vector smoothed in P3D v5 (new formula – please give a close look)
  • [Fixed] No more Chinese text when opening HGS while aircraft is still initializing
  • [Fixed] COM radio frequencies messed up in P3D v4.5 version
  • [Fixed] Rounding error on lat/lon coordinates (due to rounding changed in VC2019 runtime)
  • [Fixed] MCDU 2D windows not refreshing on window resize
  • [Fixed] PFD Mach indication changed to native value
  • [Added] ActiveSky P3D support
  • [Fixed] Mixed up flightplans folders for v4.5 and v5.0
  • [Fixed] Legs page showing 0 degrees headings (rounding error)
  • [Fixed] Stabilizer Trim indication (rounding error)
  • [Fixed] Mach to IAS calculation reverted to original Ed Williams formula
  • [Fixed] RTU ADF2 tuning: Increasing frequency with inner knob works too now.
  • [Fixed] Heading hold overshoot on low speeds
  • [Fixed] DOW in FMS PERF INIT page now matches DOW in EFB
  • [Fixed] TO/TO pitch commands
  • [Fixed] DEP/ARR now leads directly to departure page before and during the first 10 minutes of flight
  • [Fixed] Altitude profile calculation with “above” constraint during cruise phase
  • [Fixed] Altitude profile calculation with constraint after leg with undefined length (VECT, INTC,…)
  • [Fixed] Removed warning message when loading a flightplan with a “VECTORS” transition
  • [Fixed] Improved handling of short legs following overfly waypoints
  • [Fixed] CTD when trying to create a Direct-to to the FROM waypoint
  • [Changed] Updated DEP/ARR selection pages to FMS version 4.2
  • [Added] A number of L-Variables required for FS2Crew
  • [Changed] Change-based redrawing of MCDUs (less framerate impact and better input response)
  • [Changed] IAS value now calculated using Mach and pressure altitude instead of faulty FSX/P3D IAS value
  • [Fixed] Anti-Ice and manual bleed configuration with APU only
  • [Fixed] NavDataPro Charts display adapted to server-side changes
  • [Added] Information text for non-geo-referenced charts
  • [Added] Prepar3D v5 support
  • [Added] 8.33kHz COM frequency spacing
  • [Updated] Virtual cockpit adapted for new P3D v5 PBR features


Author: Dag

I first got into aviation 5 years ago. I bought FSX: Steam Edition first and used that for about a year. I wanted something more realistic and decided to buy some addons and eventually upgrade to Prepar3D and that's what I still use today. I've always loved writing and doing research and am very happy to put it to good use here.