C-FRJX CRJ-1000 succesful first flight today . . .


Bombardier Press Release

C-FRJX CRJ-1000 c/n 19991, this aircraft first flew in 2001 as c/n 10001 as the CRJ-700 prototype, it was later converted to c/n 15991 as the CRJ-900 Prototype, and now as the CRJ-1000.


That thing it looooong. Too long.


But, its a Bombardier…so you KNOW its goo.


goo…I think you mean good. Well anyway, I’ll take an Embraer 170 over a crj-700/900/1000. They need to move to another platform, albeit it a higher development cost.


But, its a Bombardier…so you KNOW its good.


Damn they’re cheap! Just keep recycling the same plane for their prototypes? What is a CRJ1000? 100 Seater? Why don’t they just call it a DC-9.


Because a DC-9 looks much better. Especially the DC9-30 and earlier.


Well that plane is a long gone plane from the airlines…oh, that’s right Northwest still has them.


Airliners photos of C-FRJX as a CRJ-700, CRJ-900 and CRJ-1000.


Current operators of the DC-9 family (non-inclusive)
US Navy
US Air Force

Total DC-9s built: 2,287
Still in service 1,272

For the B717 (The DC-9-95), there are 152 in service.

Source: www.airlinerslist.com


Bombardier C-Series

I assume this will be the final stretch as they await their C-series that will seat between 110-140 seats (Until they stretch it?)

Lufthansa has signed a letter of intent for 60 C-series, however Bombardier is set to announce a 100 aircraft order as their launch customer for their new aircraft.


Add Allegiant to damiross’s list.

The engines on the -900 always looked rather tiny to me. Even more so now with the -1000.


Yes but the MD-80 is really an improved DC-9. And that plane is only operated by Northwest in the US.


The DC-9-15 and DC-9-30 are operated by airlines in the USA. Maybe not scheduled passenger airlines but they are operated by airlines.

The DC-9-81, DC-9-82, DC-9-83, DC-9-87, and DC-9-88 (the MD-80 series of aircraft) and the B717 (nee DC-9-95) are all officially DC-9s. They are on the same type certification as the earlier DC-9s.


That would make a nice biz jet platform for the large corps. and ultra rich. Anyone know if they plan to offer a private cabin layout? TIA


No airline currently operates the DC-9 -10, -15, or -20 in scheduled passenger service in North America.

The only scheduled DC-9 -30 or -50 operator in the US is Northwest.

The CRJ-1000 will seat only 90-some in a 2 class layout.

However, most US airlines have scope clauses that require that their “feeder” carriers can operate aircraft with no more than 70-80 seats (thus why US Airways, the only one without such a clause is the only one to operate CRJ-900’s in their full 90 seat configuration).

I frankly don’t see much of a market for this aircraft. Sure, its CASM is probably slightly lower than the E195 for short stage lengths, but even that is an aircraft of limited appeal.

Someone needs to build a REAL and legitimate DC-9 and 737-500 replacement that isn’t just a scaled down bigger aircraft (which means it’s heavy and the airlines have to pay crews the same as the larger aircraft).

The ACAC ARJ-21 actually looks pretty good right now.


How bout the DC-9-90? Same type certification for the MD-90?


A6WE covers the following models:
DC-9-11, DC-9-12, DC-9-13, DC-9-14,
DC-9-15, DC-9-15F, DC-9-21, DC-9-31,
DC-9-32, DC-9-32 (VC-9C), DC-9-32F,
DC-9-32F (C-9A, C-9B), DC-9-33F,
DC-9-34, DC-9-34F, DC-9-41, DC-9-51,
DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82),
DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87)
MD-88, MD-90-30, 717-200

I noticed I was wrong about the MD-88 - it’s official name is actually the MD-88.