Spotting Jet Airliners with 2-Engines on Fuselage


The airliner has two engines at the rear of the aircraft ... what is it ?

If the airliner has two engines mounted on the side of the rear fuselage, then it is probably a Boeing 717, MD-80 variant, a Bombardier CRJ jet airliner or Embraer ERJ jet airliner.

Air Tran Boeing 717-2BD
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McDonnell-Douglas MD-88 of Iberia Airlines
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McDonnell-Douglas MD-88 of Iberia Airlines

Shown below is a side-by-side comparison of other airliners with twin-jets mounted along the rear of the fuselage, the Bombardier CRJ regional jet (top) and the Embraer ERJ jet (bottom)
Side-by-side comparison of a Bombardier CRJ regional jet and an Embraer ERJ regional jet


City Airline Embraer ERJ-135 regional jet with its twin jets mounted on the rear of the fuselage
More about the Embraer CRJ jet airliner
City Airline Embraer ERJ-135


Bombardier CRJ-200 D-ACRF of Lufthansa Regional, showing the two engines mounted on the aft fuselage.
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Lufthansa Regional Bombardier CRJ-200 D-ACRF

Comparison of the nose sections of the Bombardier CRJ (top) and Embraer ERJ (bottom) regional jets
Comparison of the nose sections of the Bombardier CRJ (top) and Embraer ERJ (bottom) regional jets

Comparison of the tail structures of the Bombardier CRJ (top) and Embraer ERJ (bottom) regional jets
Comparison of the tail structures of the Bombardier CRJ (top) and Embraer ERJ (bottom) regional jets

Out of production but still in service are the twin-engine Fokker 70 and Fokker 100. Shown below is a F-100 of Helvetic Airways.
Out of production but still in service are the twin-engine Fokker 70 and Fokker 100. Shown below is a F-100 of Helvetic Airways.