Bombardier Aerospace Airliner Spotting Guide
Bombardier Aerospace has delivered more than 2,450 commercial aircraft and over 3,400 business aircraft worldwide. Bombardier is headquartered in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.
Bombardier competed with Brazilian-based Embraer for a position as the third largest aircraft manufacturer behind Airbus and Boeing.
The company is a global leader in the rail industry, and has a rolling stock exceeding 100,000 rail cars and locomotives.
Bombardier Aviation Lines in Transition
Bombardier has recently been transitioning parts of its airplane manufacturing projects to other companies:
- C-Series: The Bombardier C Series is now being marketed as the Airbus A220. In July of 2018, Airbus completed its acquisition of Bombardier's C Series, and renamed the two airliners the A220-100 and A220-300. Read the News Release from Airbus for details - The A220: A fresh livery, and integrated in Airbus' jetliner family
Bombardier Inc - 06/25/2019
CRJ Series details and photographs
- QSeries: Bombardier sold its Q Series aircraft program assets to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited in 2019.
Q Series details and photographs
Bombardier continues to manufactures a series of business aircraft including the Learjet, Challenger and Global families. It is also involved in aerostructures and various component repair and engineering services.
Bombardier CRJ Series Overview
Shown below is a side-by-side comparison and spotting guide of the Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700, CRJ-900 and CRJ-1000 regional jets
Read more about the Bombardier CRJ Series
In addition to its C Series and CRJ Series, Bombardier also marketed the Q-Series (Dash-8) twin-engine, medium-range turboprop aircraft. Over 1,200 of the family have been delivered, with models delivered after 1997 having cabin noise suppression and designated with the prefix "Q".
The aircraft, which seats 50-90 passengers, was developed as the Dash 8 by De Havilland in 1984. The Dash 8 Series was subsequently sold to Boeing, and then to Bombardier which sold it as the Q-400. Bombardier sold the aircraft program assets to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited in 2019.
|Shown below is the overall design features of the Bombardier Q400 and De Havilland Dash 8-400, with its large T-tail, a high aspect ratio wing, elongated engine nacelles, pointed nose and 4-piece windshield.|
|Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Q400, Registration G-JECM|