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Bombardier CRJ1000 Receives Two Aircraft Type Certificates

posted Nov 11, 2010, 4:17 AM by Elaine Bell

Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday that its 100-seat CRJ1000 was awarded Aircraft Type Certificates from Transport Canada and EASA clearing the way for deliveries to begin to Air Nostrum and Air France subsidiary BritAir. Bombardier has booked firm orders for 49 CRJ1000s, comprising 35 from Air Nostrum and 14 from BritAir (ATW Daily News, Sept. 30).
The program was launched in Feb. 2007 and first flight occurred in Sept. 2008. CRJ1000 flight test aircraft accumulated approximately 1,400 flight hr. in 470 test missions, according to a statement from the company.

"I do not think anyone 20 years ago would have envisaged how the regional jet would transform the airline industry all over the world," said Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Gary Scott. "We are proud to have introduced the regional jet and we are proud of our ability to read the market and have larger and more cost-effective regional jets as the market required them. This ability has culminated in the production of the magnificent CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet."