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 competes 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 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 Inc - 06/25/2019
How to Tell Bombardier Airliners Apart
Bombardier has been a worldwide leader in the development and assembly of commercial aircraft, and offered the CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) Series and Q-Series turboprops. It was announced on June 25, 2019, by Bombardier, that is was selling the CRJ line to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).
|Bombardier Commercial Aircraft||Length||Passengers||Range|
|Q400||107' 9"||50 - 90||1,100nm|
|CRJ-100 and CRJ-200
(out of production)
|CRJ-700||106' 1"||66 - 78||1,378nm|
CRJ-900ER and CRJ-900LR
|118' 11"||76 - 90||1,553nm|
|CRJ-1000||128' 5"||97 - 104||1,622nm|
- Read more about the Bombardier CRJ Series
- Read more about the Bombardier Q Series
The Bombardier C Series Becomes 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 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
More about the Bombardier 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".
Production continues on the latest model in the family, the Q400, which seats 50-90 passengers.
It was announced by Bombardier in November of 2018 that it is selling the Q400 line to Viking Air.
Shown below is the overall design features of the Bombardier Q400, with a large T-tail, a high aspect ratio wing, elongated engine nacelles, pointed nose and 4-piece windshield.