Bombardier CRJ900

Bombardier CRJ900 Aircraft

General Information

Manufacturer: Bombardier

Role: Regional jet airliner

First flight: February 21, 2001 

Primary airlines: Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Endeavor Air, Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, SkyWest Airlines 

Passenger seating: 76-90

Models: CRJ900LR, CRJ1000


  • General Electric CF34-8C5 turbofan engines
  • Upgraded and redesigned interior configurations
  • Cruising speed 515mph (829 km/h)

Fun Facts

  • The CRJ900 aircraft was designed to fly in the most extreme cold temperatures that can handle even the worst conditions in Alaska.
  • Bombardier’s line of business jets is the most comprehensive including the private, luxury aircraft Learjet.
  • CRJ900 High speed cruise: 475 Knots, 547 mph, 881 km/h or 0.83 Mach.
  • The CRJ900 NextGen regional jet reduced fuel burning reduction by 5.5 percent compared to the CRJ900 aircraft.
  • In 2015 the CRJ series aircraft accounted for over 20% of all jet departures in North America. 

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the Bombardier CRJ900 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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