The Bombardier CRJ1000 type rating is designated under the CL-66 designation. This type rating is a totally different type rating then the CL-65 type rating that covers all the other CRJ series aircraft (CRJ100, 200, 700, 900). If you have a CL-65 type rating in one of the other CRJ series aircraft you must gain certfication with a new type rating to be certified to fly the CRJ1000 NextGen Jet.

Bombardier CRJ1000 Type Rating Providers
One of the first places to look for CRJ1000 type rating training is the manufacturer of the aircraft. Bombardier Aerospace provides training services for the CRJ1000 NextGen type rating. The main type rating course for the aircraft is listed under the "CRJ Series Pilot Inital"course. On Bombardier's training site, they have listed some of the CRJ1000 courses as a differences course from the other CRJ series aircraft that are under the CL-65 type rating. Even though the CRJ1000 type rating is listed as a separate certificate, the training courses at Bombardier allow you to transition to the CRJ1000 NextGen through a differences course. The courses are titled on their website as the following: CRJ200 to CRJ700/900/1000 Pilot Differences Training and CRJ700/900 to CRJ1000 Pilot Differences Training (EASA/TC/ICAO), according to the titles on the Bombardier Training website ( Under their etraining section they also list the following course: CRJ1000 Flight Initial Training

ICARE, part of Brit Air (operator of the CRJ1000), also provides type rating training for the CRJ1000 jet in Morlaix, France. ICARE provides a variety of training services for the jet, including CRJ1000 maintenance training.

Currently those two are the only two type rating providers we have located. The CRJ1000 is only operated by only 4 airlines at this time. Some of those airlines, like Air Nostrum, may provide training for the regional jet (Brit Air listed above).

If your company provides type rating training for the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen, contact our aviation resources team to learn how you can get listed on this page at no monetary cost.

Bombardier CRJ1000 Type Rating Page Photo


Above Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen Type Rating page photo by Dtom on Wikimedia Commons. Photo (only) released under a Creative Commons License.

What the CRJ1000 Type Rating Training Covers
In the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Flight Standardization Board's report on CRJ1000 training, they noted the following areas that should be emphasized during type rating training:

"5.2.4 Areas of Emphasis. The following areas of emphasis should be addressed during ground
and flight training*:
a) The engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS), the primary flight displays (PFDs), and multifunction displays (MFDs). Altitude and airspeed are presented on vertical scale instruments in both digital and analog formats. Pilots need to be able to understand the multitude of information presented on these displays. Pilots transitioning from traditional round dial basic "T" instruments may require additional training and instrument scan practice to gain proficiency in manually flying by reference to the PFD. Recognition of reversionary modes and display failures and appropriate corrective action to be taken should be addressed.

b) Flight Control System. An operational understanding of the basic modes of operation as well as an understanding of the control-by-wire rudder control systems, and their associated system components.

c) Flight Guidance System including the Autopilot, Autothrottle (if installed), and Flight Director. An understanding of the various lateral and vertical modes and the ability to select and arm the modes during different phases of flight is essential.

d) Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC). An operational understanding of the FADEC and the engine thrust mode selection is required.

e) System control panels using push buttons with integral light bars. Pilots should have
an understanding of the switch position and system configuration as it relates to whether the light bar is illuminated or not. This understanding is required for both normal and abnormal system operation.

f) The following should be trained in a level "C" or "D" Full Flight Simulator at level D training.

    1. Taxi, Normal Takeoff and Landing
    2. Engine Failure at V1
    3. No-Flap Approach & Landing
    4. No- Flap and Slat Approach and Landing
    5. Rudder Failures
    6. Nav to Nav Transfer
    7. High Altitude High and Slow Speed Buffet Margins and flight characteristics
    8. Coupled and Non Coupled V-Nav

* Information from the FAA FSB's Report on the CRJ1000 Dated November 1st, 2011.

The Bombardier CRJ1000 type rating is also called the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen type rating, Bombardier CL-600-2E25 type rating, Canadair CL-600-2E25 type rating, Bombardier CRJX type rating , Bombardier CRK type rating, Canadair Regional Jet 1000 type rating or the Bombardier CRJ 1000 type rating / CRJ-1000 type rating (with a space or a dash) due to the various names for the jet.