Global for X-Plane 11 (Windows) provides high quality animated AI aircraft
models in authentic airline liveries and with full 3D sound and lighting and
effects. Installation is simple and the software is ready to run 'out the box'.
Traffic Global comes with 65 aircraft types and over 860 liveries covering most
of the world’s airlines. Over 600,000 flights are included by default and these
cover more than 3,000 global airports with complex, multi-point, multi-day
flight schedules. New or altered aircraft liveries can be easily added and do
not require any additional configuration.
Traffic Global loads everything in the background and is usually ready to go as
soon as your flight starts. Even with hundreds of AI aircraft on screen and
more being simulated nearby, simulator performance is barely affected.
The AI aircraft respond to the movements of your aircraft as you move around an
airport and the software is compatible with all third-party airports. Seven new
controllable external views allow you to follow individual AI aircraft and
three new control windows are also included: a radar display centred on your
aircraft, a flight board which is switchable between all nearby airports and a
flight plan display showing nearby airports, taxiways and flying aircraft.
Hundreds of combinations
of airlines and aircraft provided - Traffic Global comes with
65 aircraft types over 860 liveries covering most of the world’s airlines.
Over 600,000 flights
included by default – the flight database is created from
recent commercially sourced flight data and processed using custom tools
specifically written for Traffic Global. It has up-to-date flights covering
more than 3,000 global airports with complex, multi-point, multi-day flight
– even with hundreds of AI aircraft on screen and more being simulated nearby,
simulator performance is barely affected. Traffic Global is highly
AI respond to the sim
pilot – as you move around the airport, other traffic will do
its best to stop and allow you to pass. Collision with AI is possible but can
Seamless start-up –
there is no need to manually configure a flight plan or wait when you start a
new flight or move to a new airport; Traffic Global loads everything in the
background and is usually ready to go as soon as your flight starts.
Full 3D sound for all
aircraft – each AI aircraft has engine and equipment sounds
modelled in 3D using the widely supported OpenAL. Volume is controllable
independently of X-Plane’s own.
– no messing around setting up subscriptions, additional files or per-airport
custom setups. Traffic Global is ready to run 'out the box'.
third-party airports – Traffic Global uses the same data for
airport definitions as the simulator itself, so third-party airports, both
commercial and free, will be used if they are installed.
Many new camera types
– seven new controllable external views allow you to follow individual AI
aircraft, either independently or in association with your own.
Three new control windows
– a radar display centred on your aircraft, a flight board switchable between
all nearby airports, and a flight plan display showing nearby airports,
taxiways and flying aircraft are provided. Each has hotkeys and can be detached
from the main X-Plane window.
Full X-Plane integration
– new map layers showing flying or grounded AI aircraft are added to X-Plane
and most hotkeys can be re-assigned using the standard X-Plane settings.
included as standard – serious cockpit builders using more than
one PC to control their displays get the same traffic across their entire
– new or altered aircraft liveries can easily be added and will be used with no
additional configuration. New traffic can be added using freely-available
tools; Traffic Global uses the same traffic database format as Prepar3D and
Flight Simulator X.
Potential for third-party
plugin integration – Traffic Global publishes 'datarefs'
exposing the locations of all nearby traffic and includes example code for
Q: How complicated is the
product to set up?
A: It comes with an automated installer. Once installed, you will be able to
launch X-Plane 11 and immediately see the AI traffic.
Q: How will this impact
A: This will obviously vary depending on your hardware and settings but with AI
traffic set to 100% at Heathrow, we are only seeing a 1 FPS drop on a PC with a
Ryzen 2700X CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. If your PC can run X-Plane 11
with satisfactory performance, then it should be able to handle Traffic Global.
Q: Can I adjust the
density of AI traffic?
A: Yes, there is a simple density percentage slider.
Q: Is it compatible with
Traffic Global is currently Windows compatible and a Mac-compatible version is
due for release in the near future. We currently have no plans to release a
Q: Will you be adding GA
and/or military traffic?
A: This is something that we would like to include in a future update or
expansion pack to the core program.
Q: What is the delay
between launching X-Plane 11 and Traffic Global compiling all the traffic data
A: There is no delay.
Q: What about if I change
the flight time or the location of my aircraft?
A: The local traffic is automatically updated after any significant changes in
location. This will not pause the simulator and is fully automatic. New AI
aircraft should begin to appear almost immediately, and the full process should
be no longer than a couple of seconds.
Q: Are there controls for
customising the AI traffic?
A: Yes. For example, you can disable specific airlines and prevent traffic from
appearing at specific airports. These changes can be made without having to
restart the simulator.
Q: How will I interact
with the new systems in X-Plane 11?
A: There are a number of new keyboard commands added to X-Plane. These can be
customised in exactly the same way as any other X-Plane command.
Q: How realistic are the
AI aircraft sounds?
A: Traffic Global comes with its own custom sound set featuring authentic
aircraft sounds to add to the immersive experience.
Q: Does Traffic Global
support networking across multiple computers?
Q: Will the X-Plane ATC be
aware of the AI traffic? Are there plans to provide compatibility with ATC
add-ons (e.g. Pilot2ATC and 124thatc)?
A: X-Plane’s internal AI should be disabled when using Traffic Global because
there is no way to inform X-Plane of any external traffic. However, the
well-known 'TCAS Hack' is supported to allow third-party tools to see some
nearby traffic. In addition, a set of datarefs has been provided, with an
example, to allow third parties to access full traffic data.
Q: Will I be able to
monitor the AI traffic?
A: We have created custom radar and flight board windows, both of which can be
undocked from X-Plane’s main window. There are also a number of external views,
allowing you to cycle through nearby aircraft or pick specific ones from either
of the control windows. Finally, there is an airport view, using the airport’s
designated ‘tower’ position if provided by X-Plane.
Q: Does Traffic Global
require the installation of multiple plug-ins?
A: No. There is only be one essential plug-in added to X-Plane 11.
Q: What about airports
with inadequate or missing data?
A: Traffic Global can only work with the data that is available. It is aware of
improved data as it becomes available, so if a more accurate airport is
installed or provided as part of X-Plane 11, that airport’s facilities will be
used immediately. Please consult The X-Plane Scenery Gateway for details
of how to improve default airports.