Bombardier CRJ Regional Jet Spotting Guide
Bombardier Aerospace competes with Brazilian-based Embraer for the title of the world's third largest aircraft manufacturer behind Boeing and Airbus.
Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. The company is headquartered in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.
It manufactures a series of business jets, passenger jets, and DHC Dash-8 (Q-Series) turboprop aircraft.
Bombardier has delivered more than 2,450 commercial aircraft and over 3,400 business aircraft worldwide.
The company's product line includes the CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) Series and C Series of airliners.
Read more about the Bombardier C Series.
Bombardier CRJ Series Spotting Tips and Photographs
The CRJ Series shares commonality benefits from being an integrated family, providing flexibility to operators and allowing them to optimize their fleet to specific market demands.
The first 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-100 aircraft was delivered to Lufthansa City Line in 1992. In the U.S., the first customers for the 50-seat CRJ were Comair Airlines and Skywest Airlines, two independent regional airlines that were part of the Delta Connection.
Bombardier launched the 70-seat CRJ-700 in 1997 and the 90-seat CRJ-900 in 2000. The 100-seat CRJ-1000 was added to CRJ family in 2007.
Bombardier's CRJ Series includes these models:
|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|
The T-tail CRJ has one engine mounted on each side of the aft fuselage.
Over 1,900 of the CRJ series have been ordered to date, and is in service with more than 60 airlines worldwide.
|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|
|Bombardier CRJ-200 D-ACRF of Lufthansa Regional, showing the two engines mounted on the aft fuselage.|
|United Express Bombardier CRJ-701ER, Registration N753SK, at the DFW Airport (Photo courtesy of the DFW Airport)|
|Bombardier CRJ-702 of Delta Connection|
|Under fuselage view of a Bombardier CRJ-900LR of Lufthansa CityLine|
Comparison of the Bombardier CRJ with the Embraer ERJ
|Shown below is a side-by-side comparison of an Bombardier CRJ jet (top) and an Embraer ERJ jet (bottom)|
|Shown below is a 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. Note the ram air inlet duct at the bottom of the vertical stabilizer on the CRJ series. The ERJ aircraft have a triangular section on the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer.|