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Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet

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The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a small Canadian airliner based originally on the Canadair Challenger business jet. It is in service with airlines in the US, Europe and the Far East, including Mesa Airlines and Horizon Air in the US, Lufthansa in Germany, Air Canada, Northwest Airlines in the US, Comair in the US, Independence Air in the US, Brit Air in France and Duo Airways in the UK.

Design studies commenced in 1987, with the first prototype flying on May 10 1991. It has a modern EFIS avionics suite featuring 6 CRTs.

Variants

  • CRJ-100 - original 50-seat version.
  • CRJ-200 - similar to CRJ-100, but with improved engines, General Electric CF34-3B1. 50 passenger seats, 2 pilot seats, 1 pilot observer seat (jumpseat) and 1 flight attendant jumpseat. The normal airline configuration is 2x2 seating in rows 1 through 12, and 2x0 in row 13. Comair also operates a 40 seat variant, which has seating rows 1, 2 and 13 removed. The 50-seat versions of the aircraft also have an option to add a second flight attendant jumpseat at the rear of the cabin for a total of 50 passengers, 2 flight attendants, 2 pilots and 1 cockpit/pilot observer.
  • CRJ-700 - stretched 70-seat version. The CRJ-700 is equipped with the General Electric CF34-8C1 engine. Maximum speed is Mach .85 at a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet (12,500 m). Depending upon payload, the CRJ-700 can travel up to 2250 miles (3,600 km) with current engines, and a new variant with CF34-8C5 engines will be able to travel up to 2516 nautical miles (4,660 km). Competes loosely with the Embraer 170. CRJ-700 comes in two subvariants - Series 701 and Series 705 - which differ slightly in dimensions and seating capacity.
  • CRJ-900 - stretched 86-seat version. Competes loosely with the Embraer 175.
  • Challenger 800 - a business jet variant of the CRJ-200

Specifications

Variant CRJ-100ER/LR CRJ-200ER/LR CRJ-700
(Series 701)
CRJ-900
Length
Wing span
Height
27.77 m (87 ft 10 in)
21.21 m (69ft 7in)
6.22 m (20 ft 5 in)
27.77 m (87 ft 10 in)
21.21 m (69ft 7in)
6.22 m (20 ft 5 in)
32.51 m (106 ft 8 in)
23.24 m (76ft 3in)
7.57 m (24 ft 10 in)
36.40 m (119 ft 4 in)
23.24 m (76ft 3in)
7.51 m (24 ft 7 in)
Engines
Takeoff thrust
Thrust APR
GE CF34-3Aq (2)
38.83 kN (8,729 lbf)
41.01 kN (9,220 lbf)
GE CF34-3B1 (2)
38.83 kN (8,729 lbf)
41.01 kN (9,220 lbf)
GE CF34-8C1 (2)
56.4 kN (12,670 lbf)
61.3 kN (13,790 lbf)
GE CF34-8C5 (2)
58.4 kN (13,123 lbf)
63.4 kN (14,255 lbf)
Zero fuel weight (ZFW)
Max payload
19,958 kg (44,000 lb)
6,124 kg (13,500 lb)
19,958 kg (44,000 lb)
6,124 kg (13,500 lb)
19,731 kg (43,500 lb)
8,527 kg (18,800 lb)
21,432 kg (47,250 lb)
10,319 kg (22,250 lb)
Maximum range ER: 3,045 km (1,895 mi)
LR: 3,713 km (2,300 mi)
3,121 km (1,939 mi)
ER: 3,676 km (2,284 mi)
2,887 km (1,794 mi)
ER: 3,327 km (2,067 mi)
Seating capacity 50 pass. 50 pass. 70 pass. 86 pass.


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