DescriptionThe Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 (previously Canadair CRJ100 and CRJ200) is a regional jet designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace between 1991 and 2006, the first of the Bombardier CRJ family.
The Canadair Regional Jet program was launched in early 1989. The first CRJ100 prototype made its maiden flight on 10 May 1991. Canada's first jet airliner to enter commercial service was introduced by launch customer Lufthansa in 1992.
The 50 seat aircraft is powered by two GE CF34 turbofans, mounted on the rear fuselage. The CRJ200 has more efficient turbofan engines for lower fuel consumption, increased cruise altitude and speed. During the late 1990s, it was stretched into the CRJ700 series. Production ended in 2006 but many remain in service. In 2020, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries purchased the entire CRJ line from Bombardier, and will continue support for the aircraft.
The Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 are a family of jet-propelled regional airliners, based upon the design of the Challenger CL-600 business jet. Roughly, the CL-600 was stretched 5.92 metres (19 feet 5 inches), which was achieved using fuselage plugs fore and aft of the wing, and was matched with the adoption of a reinforced and modified wing, an expanded fuel capacity, improved landing gear to handle the higher weights, and an additional pair of emergency exit doors. When installed in a typical seating configuration, the CRJ100 would accommodate 50 passengers; while in a maximum configuration, 52 passengers could be accommodated. It was powered by a pair of General Electric CF34-3A1 turbofan engines, each of which was capable of generating up to 41.0 kN (4,180 kgp / 9,220 lbf) of thrust. The CRJ100 featured a Collins-built ProLine 4 avionics suite, including a weather radar.
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- 2 Flight Crew + 1–2 cabin crew, Seating capacity 50
- 87 ft 10 in / 26.77 m
- 69 ft 6 in / 21.21 m
- 20 ft 8 in / 6.22 m
- Wing Area:
- 520.4 ft² / 48.35 sq m
- Empty Weight:
- 30,500 lb / 13,835 kg
- LR : 53,000 lb / 24,041 kg
- Fuel Capacity:
- 2,135 US gal / 8,081 L − 14,305 lb (6,489 kg)
- (CRJ100): 2 x GE CF34-3A1; (CRJ200): GE CF34-3B1
- High-speed cruise M0.81 : 860 km/h (460 kn)
- Cruise Speed:
- M0.74 : 785 km/h (424 kn)
- (CRJ100): LR : 1,650 nmi / 3,056 km; (CRJ200) LR: 1,700 nmi /3,148 km
- Takeoff Dist.:
- LR: 6,290 ft / 1,920 m (SL, ISA, MTOW)
- Landing Dist.:
- 4,850 ft / 1,480 m (SL, MLW)
- Service Ceiling:
- 41,000 ft / 12,496 m