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5/10/1991: Maiden Flight of the CRJ100

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 100 took to the skies for the first time in 1991.

The prototype (C-FCRJ) departed Montreal International Airport (YUL) under the command of Canadair’s Chief Test Pilot Doug Atkins and Co-Pilot Don Stephen. This marked the start of a 1,000-hour flight test program utilising three prototypes.

The jet reached an altitude of 12,000 feet during the inaugural flight, which lasted one hour and 25 minutes.

The world’s largest regional airline, Comair was a major operator of the CRJ100. Photo: JetPix, GFDL 1.2 via Wikimedia Commons

“Performed Very Well”

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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