Bombardier CRJ200 Overview
The Bombardier CRJ200 is a regional jet that was built and designed by Bombardier Aerospace to serve the 50 seat regional jet market. Production of the Bombardier CRJ200 occurs at Bombardier's facilities in Montreal and in Belfast, Ireland. Bombardier developed the CRJ200 to improve on the performance of the original Bombardier CRJ series aircraft, the Bombardier CRJ100. A new engine from GE, the GE CF34-3B1, is the primary difference between the CRJ200 and the CRJ100, otherwise both aircraft are the same. Bombardier CRJ100s can be upgraded to Bombardier CRJ200 status by upgrading the engines and following the Bombardier service bulletins. First flight of the Bombardier CRJ200 took place on November 13, 1995 and entry into service commenced in 1996. Officially, the Bombardier CRJ200 is known as the Bombardier CL-600-2B19 for aviation regulators like Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration. Formerly, the official name of the CRJ200 was the Canadair CL-600-2B19 because Bombardier originally built the CRJ200 under it's Canadair division. On October 28, 2005 Bombardier announced that the suspension of CRJ200 production, however production of the CRJ200 airframe would continue in a different form. The CRJ200 airframe is still produced under the Bombardier Challenger 850 series. The Bombardier Challenger 850 is a business jet version of the CRJ200 that was launched earlier in 2005. On February 9th, 2006 Bombardier announced that it would reopen CRJ200 production and continue CRJ200 production, however Bombardier has not built any new CRJ200s in the recent years (2011-2012).
The Bombardier CRJ200 was designed to hold a maximum of 50 passengers and to be fuel efficient in comparison the aircraft available in 1990s. The Bombardier CRJ200 changed the way airlines operated around the world. Airlines were now able to serve markets that other aircraft could not previously serve because of economics. The CRJ200's smaller size allowed airlines to serve smaller markets more frequently through hubs. Bombardier enjoyed a very successful run with the Bombardier CRJ200 and CRJ100 aircraft, delivering a total of 932 CRJ100 & CRJ200 aircraft (Through May 2012). If you also add the Bombardier CRJ440, a 44 seat version of CRJ200, a total of 1018 CRJ100, CRJ200 and CRJ440s were built.
The Bombardier CRJ200 is powered by two GE CF34-3B1 engines that are mounted in the tail sections of the CRJ200. The Bombardier CRJ200 engine provides a maximum of 9220 lbs of trust for 5 minutes and 9140 lbs of trust for continuous operation.
Above Photo of a Bombardier CRJ200 at Denver International Airport (KDEN).
Avionics on the Bombardier CRJ200 are powered by the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics suite, which includes 6 CRT/tube screens for displaying flight data. The Bombardier CRJ200 avionics are now considered to be a legacy system.
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Also note that the Bombardier CRJ200 is also refered to as the Bombardier CRJ-200, Bombardier CRJ 200, Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, Bombardier CRJ200 airplane, Bombardier CRJ200 jet, Bombardier CRJ200 Regional Jet, Canadair CRJ200 and the Canadair CRJ-200.