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Bombardier CRJ 700

Manufactured by Bombardier of Canada, the CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) series of aircraft is based on a design of their earlier series, the CRJ 100 and CRJ 200.

In the early 1990s, Bombardier saw there was a market opportunity for a larger version of their current CRJ series. This 60 – 100 seat section of the market was currently being dominated by the BAe 146Embraer E-Jets and the Fokker 70/100.

According to information provided by Bombardier in 2015, the CRJ series of jets accounted for 20% of all jet departures in North America. World wide, they accounted for 200,000 departures per month. It seems they have read the market correctly and found a niche that has worked very well for them.

FLY VFE Connect recently introduced the CRJ aircraft, presently operating 6 of the type.  It is expected that the CRJ will become the mainstay of the FLY VFE Connect fleet as the existing fleet of Bae 146s reaches the end of its service life with the airline in the 2030s.



  • Normal Range: 1378 nm

  • Max Range: 1702 nm

  • Service Ceiling: 41000 ft


  • Takeoff Distance: 5265 ft

  • Landing Distance: 5040 ft


  • Max Speed: 473 kts

  • Normal Cruise: 447 kts

Power Plant

  • Engines: 2

  • Engine Mfg: General Electirc

  • Engine Model: GE CF34-8C5B1

Bombardier CRJ 700

Technical Specifications


  • Exterior Height: 24 ft 10 in

  • Wing Span: 76 ft 3 in

  • Length: 106 ft 1 in


  • Cabin Height: 6 ft 2 In

  • Cabin Width: 8 ft 10 In


  • Crew: 2

  • Passengers: 66-78

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 75000 Lb

  • Operating Weight: 44245 Lb

  • Empty Weight: 43200 Lb

  • Fuel Capacity: 19595 Lb

  • Payload Useful: 18800 Lb

  • Max Payload: 18055 Lb

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