Bombardier’s largest regional airliner–the CRJ1000 NextGen (until the CSeries enters service in 2013)–has made a nearly flawless since entry into service last December. With 13 CRJ1000s flying for Brit Air and Air Nostrum, the fleet has achieved a 99.4-percent dispatch reliability rate and 99.9 schedule completion rate.
Carrying up to 100 passengers, the CRJ1000 makes flying more comfortable with a bright interior featuring LED lighting throughout and 24 percent larger window viewing area with fully retractable shades. Luggage bins are larger, too, and can fit a standard IATA rollerbag. Integrated airstairs allow the CRJ1000 to operate from airports without access to jetways.
The CRJ1000’s Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite includes Waas LPV capability and Link 2000+ air-ground datalink plus the recently certified AHS-4000 attitude and reference hearing system. Top speed of the CRJ1000 is Mach 0.81 and maximum altitude 41,000 feet. Bombardier has total orders for 49 CRJ1000s and 36 currently on backlog.