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.

Lufthansa CRJ-200

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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