The Bombardier CRJ-900 is a family of regional airliners manufactured by Bombardier and based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. The aircraft is capable of transporting up to 90 passengers.
History and Features
The Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 are a family of regional jet airliners designed and manufactured by Canadian transportation conglomerate Bombardier; the trio of aircraft has been collectively marketed by the company as the CRJ Series. Their design was derived from the smaller CRJ100 and 200 airliners.
During the 1990s, Bombardier initiated development on the CRJ-X, a programme to produce enlarged derivatives of its popular CRJ100/200 family.
On 19 February 2007, Bombardier launched the development of the CRJ1000, previously designated CRJ900X, as a stretched CRJ900, with up to 100 seats.
The CRJ1000 completed its first production flight on 28 July 2009 in Montreal; the entry into service was planned then for the first quarter of 2010.
Bombardier Aerospace announced on 10 November 2010 that its 100-seat CRJ1000 was awarded Aircraft Type Certificates from Transport Canada and European Aviation Safety Agency, allowing for deliveries to begin. On 14 December 2010, Bombardier began CRJ1000 deliveries to Brit Air and Air Nostrum. On 23 December 2010, it was announced that the Federal Aviation Administration had also awarded a type certificate, allowing the CRJ1000 to operate in US airspace.
The CRJ programme is to be acquired by Japanese corporation Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in a deal expected to close by the first half of 2020.
Aircraft of similar role, configuration and era are: Antonov An-148, Comac ARJ21, Embraer E-Jet family, Fairchild-Dornier 728 family, Fokker 70/100, Mitsubishi MRJ 70/MRJ 90, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Tupolev Tu-334.