Bombardier CRJ 900

Bombardier CRJ 900

Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft is a twin-engine regional jet produced by Bombardier Aerospace of Canada. The development plan for this aircraft was officially launched in July 2000, the first flight was on February 21, 2001, and it was delivered for use in February 2003.

Role: Regional Jet
Manufacturer: Bombardier (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as of June 2020)
Country: Canada
Introduction: 2001
Status: In Service, in limited production

Development History

The CRJ 900 regional jetliner is an extended version of the CRJ 700. In October 1999, Bombardier announced the launch of the CRJ 900 program. The wind tunnel test started in November 1999. Partners/suppliers were selected in the second quarter of 2000. The internal layout was completed in March 2000. The initial prototype was modified from the CRJ 700 prototype C-FRJX by adding two insertion sections to the fuselage while retaining the CRJ 700 wing, landing gear and engine.

The first flight was carried out on February 21, 2001. The aircraft was exhibited to the public at the Paris Air Show on June 14, 2001. The first production aircraft, e/n 15001/C-GRNH, made its first flight on October 20, 2001. On September 9, 2002, it passed the Airworthiness Certification of Transport Canada, followed by the FAA certification on October 25, and the JAA certification on December 23. The aircraft was first delivered to Mesa Air (c/nl5002) on February 3, 2003, and was put into service on April 26 the same year.

CRJ 900 Variants

  • CRJ 900 – Standard version
  • CRJ 900ER – Extended version
  • CRJ 900LR –  long-range model

Specifications

Cockpit Crew: 2
Cabin Crew: 2-3
Seating Capacity: 76-90
Length: 118 ft 11 in / 36.2 m
Height: 24 ft 7 in / 7.5 m
Wingspan: 81 ft 7 in / 24.9 m
Wing area: 765 sq ft / 71.1 m2
Fuselage: 8 ft 10 in / 2.7 m maximum diameter
Cabin: 100.5 in / 2.55 m width × 74.4 in / 1.89 m height
Max. fuel: 19,595 lb / 8,888 kg
Engines: (2×) GE CF34-8C5
Thrust: (2×) 14,510 lbf / 64.5 kN
Max. speed: 0.82 Mach (470 kn, 871 km/h)
Service ceiling: 41,000 ft / 12,479 m
Range: 1,553 NM / 2,876 km (LR)