B744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
CRJ200/700 series. it is very efficent, low operating costs aircraft.
BAE146/Avro XX actually should be accounted as normal airliners, not regonal. they have very advanced engineering, wide fuselage, and they cannot compete with CRJ/ERJ. Avro is very niche acft, it is perfect for short takeoff/landing like in London City, but not for typical routes served by CRJ/ERJ.
CrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
the "Brasilia" is actually the propeller-driven Embraer 120, the ERJ-135/145 do not have a brand name like that as far as I know, but someone here in the forum referred to them as "Jungle Jet" and I must admit I like that term.
You guys voted for different jets from a passenger`s perspective, from a rampers view the CRJ offers simply not enough volume in the cargo hold, especially when used to feed large hubs or doing weekend charter work.
Not to mention the extremely noisy APU.
The ERJ is much easier to load and has slightly more volume. Another point for the ERJs is the high gear strut which makes it much easier to place some chocks around the wheels.
The AVRO`s offer by far the largest volume in the cargo compartment but they are a pain in the ass to load (because of the low gear the cargo doors are at a very low level, too).
Miller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 711 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
VERY intersting perspective! Just goes to show just how much actually goes into an airplane.
One thing about the CRJ regarding the APU -
The exhaust port is out the side of the airplane which causes two undesirable effects.
1. It is VERY noisy on the ground, as CrewChief32 pointed out.
2. If the aircraft is pointed white (Comair) the exhaust from the APU leaves a huge black streak across the back of the airplane. Three things would solve this: Don't use APU in the air, not very practicle...move the APU to the stinger of the tail like the CRJ-700 has, again, not practicle...or by simply painting the lower tail a dark color like black or dark blue, that black streak is not visible.
It doesn't detract from the performance of the airplane, but I've heard countless passengers worried because their plane has "been on fire."