Bombardier CRJ700

Bombardier CRJ700

Infobox Aircraft
name= CRJ700 / CRJ900 CRJ1000
type= Regional jet
national origin = Canada
manufacturer= Bombardier Aerospace

caption= A CRJ700 in Delta Connection livery
first flight= 1999
introduction= 2001
status=In production
primary user=
more users=
number built= over 338
unit cost= US$24-39.7m as of 2006
developed from = Bombardier CRJ200
variants with their own articles=

The Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 are regional airliners based on the Bombardier CRJ200. Final assembly of the aircraft is at Montréal-Mirabel International Airport near Montreal, Québec. [ [ Aero India 2007 Bombardier CRJ900 ] ]


Following the success of the CRJ100/200 series, Bombardier produced larger variants in order to compete with small airliners such as the Boeing 717, the Boeing 737-600, the Embraer E-Jets and similar.


The CRJ700 is a stretched 70-seat version equipped with the General Electric CF34-8C1 engine. Maximum speed is Mach 0.85 at a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet (12,500 m). Depending upon payload, the CRJ-700 can travel up to 2250 statute miles (3,600 km) with current engines, and a new variant with CF34-8C5 engines will be able to travel up to 2895 miles (4,660 km). The CRJ700 features a new wing with leading edge slats and a stretched and slightly widened fuselage, with a lowered floor. This enables the aircraft to carry up to 78 passengers with a crew of 2 plus cabin crew. The first flight was in 1999 and it entered service in 2001. It will compete with the Embraer 170. The CRJ700 comes in three subvariants - Series 700, Series 701 and Series 702. The 700 is limited to 68 passengers, the 701 to 70 passengers and the 702 to 78 passengers. The aircraft's FAA Type Certificate designation is the CL-600-2C10. [ [$FILE/A21EA.pdf FAA Type Certificate] ] .The CRJ700 will be replaced in 2008 with the CRJ700NextGen featuring improved economics and a revised cabin common to the -1000 and -900NextGen.

In August 2006 260 CRJ700 aircraft (all variants) are in airline service, with 29 further firm orders. Major operators include American Eagle Airlines (25), Atlantic Southeast Airlines (39), Comair (15), Horizon Air (21), Lufthansa CityLine (20), Mesa Airlines (20), PSA Airlines (14), and SkyWest Airlines (57). Nine other airlines operate the type, but in smaller numbers.Flight International, 3-9 October 2006]


The Series 705 is based on the CRJ900, with a business class and a reduced maximum seating capacity to allow operation with regional airlines. Some regional airlines have contracts with their major airlines that limit the maximum passenger capacity of aircraft they operate. Air Canada Jazz was the launch customer for this aircraft in 2005 with 10 executive (business) class and 65 economy seats. The FAA Type Certificate designation of the CRJ705 is the CL-600-2D15.

Air Canada Jazz operates 16 Series 705 aircraft.


Stretched 90-seat version (in a single class cabin), with the GE CF34-8C5 engines, convert|13360|lbf|abbr=on thrust with APR, and added leading edge slats. Max GTOW is 84,500 pounds. The airplane is loosely based on the CRJ200 series with a few major improvements. The environmental packs have a target temperature instead of a hot-cold knob. The cabin has a recirc fan which aids in cooling and heating. The engines are controlled by FADEC digital engine control instead of control cables and a fuel control unit. The cabin floor has been lowered 2 inches which gains outward visibility from the windows in the cabin as the windows become closer to eye level height. The APU is a General Electric unit which supplies much more air to the AC packs and has higher limits for starting and altitude usage. The wingspan is longer, the tail is redesigned with more span and anhedral. In typical service the CRJ-900 can cruise 8-10,000 ft higher with a slightly higher fuel burn and an average true airspeed of 450-500 knots, a significant improvement over its predecessor. The FAA Type Certificate designation of the CRJ900 is the CL-600-2D24.

In 2007, Bombardier launched the CRJ900NextGen to replace the initial version. The new model has improved economics and a new cabin common to the -1000 and -700NextGen

Mesa Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Northwest Airlink (Mesaba Airlines), and Delta Connection (Comair) operate the CRJ900 in North America. The first CRJ900 (N901FJ) was a CRJ700 with a longer fuselage plug fore and aft, it rests in Tucson, Arizona, with only flight test and ferry time on it. The CRJ900 competes loosely with the Embraer 175, and according to Bombardier is more efficient per seat-mile. The Embraer airliners have significantly more payload, range and a roomier cabin.

In June 2007 a total of 62 CRJ900 aircraft are in airline service, with 49 further firm orders. Major operators include Mesa Airlines (44) its launch customers, SkyWest Airlines (17) and Mesaba Airlines (18).

Comair, flying as Delta Connection, has ordered 14 CRJ900s, with at least 6 in service as of Nov 2007. [ [ Comair - Flying First Class with New Aircraft] . Accessed 26 November 2007.] These are of interest as they are in a two class configuration, with 12 first class seats and 64 coach seats. This is due to a limitation in Delta's contract with its pilots which limits its regional carriers to flying 76-seat aircraft.

In July 2008 PLUNA received its fifth plane (from an eventual total of 7). Estonian Air ordered 3 new CRJ900 NG 90-seat aircraft. Also SAS has ordered 13 of these in March 2008.


On 19 February 2007, Bombardier launched the CRJ1000, previously designated CRJ900X, as a stretched CRJ900, with up to 100 seats. The aircraft is scheduled to enter service in late 2009. Bombardier claims that it offers better performance and a higher profit per seat than the competing Embraer E-190.

MyAir has ordered 15 CRJ900Xs converted to the CRJ1000. [ [ Bombardier Aerospace Launches 100-Seat CRJ1000 Regional Jet] . Accessed 19 February 2007.] Atlasjet has also indicated interest in the new type. There are 45 firm orders and 17 options for the aircraft. [ [ Bombardier Inc. - Bombardier - Home ] ]


North America

* Canada
** Air Canada Jazz
* Mexico
** ALMA de Mexico
* United States
** Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Delta Connection)
** American Eagle Airlines
** Comair (Delta Connection)
** Freedom Airlines (Delta Connection)
** GoJet (United Express)
** Horizon Air
** Mesa Airlines (United Express, US Airways Express)
** Mesaba Airlines (Northwest Airlink)
** PSA Airlines (US Airways Express)
** Pinnacle Airlines (Delta Connection)
** SkyWest Airlines (Delta Connection, United Express)

outh America

**Pluna 5 received (from a total of 7+8 orders)


* Austria
** Austrian Arrows

* Belarus
** Belavia

* Denmark
** SAS Denmark

* Estonia
** Estonian Air (orders 3)

* France
** Brit Air

* Germany
** Eurowings
** Lufthansa

* Hungary
** Malev

* Italy
** Air One
** MyAir

* Republic of Macedonia
** MAT Macedonian Airlines

* Slovenia
** Adria Airways

* Spain
** Air Nostrum

* Turkey
** Atlasjet


outh Asia

**Iraqi Airways (10 orders)

* India
** Air Dravida
** Jet Lite

East Asia

* Japan
** Ibex Airlines
** J-AIR
* People's Republic of China
** Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong)
** Kunpeng Airlines
** Shandong Airlines
** Shanghai Airlines


* Libya
** Libyan Airlines
* Nigeria
** Arik Air
* South Africa
** SA Express (a subsidiary feeder airline of South African Airways)
* Tunisia
** Sevenair


*Delta Connection branded CRJ900 aircraft seat 76 passengers and 4 crew members in a combined first/coach class configuration. [ [ Canadair Regional Jet 900 (CRJ)] ]
*Information on CRJ1000 subject to change.
*Number of orders for series 705 and CRJ900 are combined.

ee also

* Bombardier CRJ200
* Bombardier Challenger 600
similar aircraft=
* Antonov An-148
* BAe 146
* Embraer E-Jets
* Fairchild-Dornier 728 family
* Fokker 100
* Mitsubishi MRJ
* Sukhoi Superjet 100
* List of civil aircraft
see also=


External links

* [ CRJ series on the Bombardier homepage]
* [ Complete production list]

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