The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 200 seats around 50. The first
delivery of an CRJ-200 was in 1996. This airliner was a revolution in
regional air transport.
In 2009 the CRJ-200 is still in the fleet of Lufthansa.
In 2001 and 2003 Bombardier started to deliver the larger CRJ-700 and CRJ-900.
The idea for this jet came from Bill Lear.
His own company which produced the Learjet didn't see any potential in
the production of the airliner Bill had in mind, so it was with
Canadair that the airliner was developed. Later Canadair has been taken
over by Bombardier.
The aircraft has a supercritical wing.
It didn't start as a regional jet, but as a business jet, called the
Challenger, and it did revolutionise the regional air transport
business. The first model was the CRJ-100.
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