Wednesday, July 1, 2009

BOMBARDIER CRJ “REGIONAL JET”


1992– Present



STANDARD DATA: (CRJ200) Seats 50. Gross wt. 47,450. Engines two 8,729-lb General Electric CF34- 3B1 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: High speed cruise 464 kts. Typical cruise Mach 0.81. Ceiling 41,000. Range 2,005 nm.

STANDARD DATA: (CRJ700) Seats 64-75. Gross wt. 75,250. Empty wt. 45,023. Engines two 12,670-lb General Electric CF34-8C turbofans. Max fuel 3,405. PERFORMANCE: High speed cruise Mach 0.825. Ceiling 41,000. Range 2,000 nm.

STANDARD DATA: (CRJ900) Seats 86-90. Gross wt. 80,500. Empty wt. 47,500. Fuel 3,250. Engines two 13,123-lb General Electric CF34-8C5 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: High speed cruise 464 kts. Typical cruise 442 kts. Ceiling 41,000. Range 2,005 nm. Takeoff 2,887'. Landing 5,134'.

The idea of producing a “regional jet,” a smaller jet purposefully designed for shorter hauls with fewer passengers has made a huge impact on airline travel worldwide. Bombardier’s CRJ100 began service in Europe, quickly followed by the CRJ200, which featured more powerful engines. In 1999, the CRJ700 entered the fleet, and in 2003, the CRJ900 joined the family. Even though all three are different size, CRJs require only a single type rating, maximizing the benefits of common crew qualifications. The largest, the CRJ900, typically features 86-90 seats, the CRJ700 64-70 seats and the CRJ 200 accommodates 50 passengers.





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