Bombardier Aerospace Airliner Spotting Guide
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)
|CRJ-700||106' 1"||66 - 78||1,378nm|
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|
- Read more about the Bombardier C Series
- Read more about the Bombardier CRJ Series
- Read more about the Bombardier Q Series
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
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
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.