CRJ1000 gains type certification from FAA

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FAA has awarded type certification for the Bombardier CRJ1000 aircraft following first deliveries to French operator Brit Air and Spanish carrier Air Nostrum.

The airframer states that certification from US authorities follows similar approvals from Transport Canada and EASA.

Commenting on FAA's approval of Bombardier's first 100-seat aircraft Bombardier president of commercial aircraft Gary Scott states: "Certification from the FAA essentially clears the way for Bombardier's first 100-seat regional jet, the CRJ1000 NextGen airliner, to fly in the United States, where Bombardier has a significant and established base of successful CRJ aircraft operators."

Recently Bombardier Aerospace president Guy Hachey said the company was aggressively "going after" three-to-four customers interested in the CRJ-700/900/1000 family.