Bombardier Aerospace Airliner Spotting Guide


 

BBombardier CS100 in a landing approach
Bombardier CS100

About Bombardier

Bombardier Aerospace has delivered more than 2,450 commercial aircraft and over 3,400 business aircraft worldwide. Bombardier is headquartered in Dorval, Quebec, Canada.

Bombardier competes with Brazilian-based Embraer for a position as the third largest aircraft manufacturer behind Airbus and Boeing.

The company is a global leader in the rail industry, and has a rolling stock exceeding 100,000 rail cars and locomotives.

Bombardier manufactures a series of business aircraft including the Learjet, Challenger and Global families. It is also involved in aerostructures and various component repair and engineering services.

How to Tell Bombardier Airliners Apart

Bombardier is a worldwide leader in the development and assembly of commercial aircraft, and offers the CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) Series and C Series of jet airliners, and Q-Series turboprops.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Length Passengers Range
Q400 107' 9" 50 - 90 1,100nm
CRJ-100 and CRJ-200
(out of production)
87' 10" 50 1,700nm
CRJ-700 106' 1" 66 - 78 1,378nm
CRJ-900,
CRJ-900ER and CRJ-900LR
118' 11" 76 - 90 1,553nm
CRJ-1000 128' 5" 97 - 104 1,622nm
CS100 114' 9" 108 - 135 3,100nm
CS300 127' 0" 130 - 160 3,300nm

 


Bombardier C Series Overview

Shown below is a side-by-side comparison of the the Bombardier C Series CS100 and CS300, with its two engines mounted under the wings, winglets, two dual-wheel main landing gear and four-piece windshield. Each model shares the same wingspan, fuselage width and height. The C Series design includes two cabins doors on each side of the fuselage, and one emergency exit over the wing.

The CS100 features 12 windows in front of the emergency exit, while the CS300 has 16-17 windows.

More about the Bombardier C Series

Side-by-side comparison of the Bombardier CS100 and CS300, with two engines mounted under the wings, winglets, two dual-wheel main landing gear and four-piece windshield.

Bombardier CRJ Series Overview

Shown below is a side-by-side comparison and spotting guide of the Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700, CRJ-900 and CRJ-1000 regional jets

More about the Bombardier CRJ Series

side-by-side comparison and spotting guide of the Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700, CRJ-900 and CRJ-1000 regional jets

 

Bombardier Q-Series Overview

Bombardier also markets the Q-Series (Dash-8) twin-engine, medium-range turboprop aircraft. Over 1,200 of the family have been delivered, with models delivered after 1997 having cabin noise suppression and designated with the prefix "Q".

Production continues on the latest model in the family, the Q400, which seats 50-90 passengers.

Shown below is the overall design features of the Bombardier Q400, with a large T-tail, a high aspect ratio wing, elongated engine nacelles, pointed nose and 4-piece windshield.

Spotting guide for the Bombardier Q400 - large T-tail, a high aspect ratio wing, elongated engine nacelles, pointed nose and 4-piece windshield.

 

More Information About Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

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