DC-10inLB From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
On the CRJ-200 there is a hatch underneath but it is an access to the "guts" of the plane, I don't think there is any room for cargo underneath in the -200. I think moving the windows up is a great improvement, but probably won't trickle down to the -200 since so many are already produced it'd be easier to keep the old and new -200s alike for common parts in fleets etc. those are just a few of my thoughts
B727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 hours ago) and read 1479 times:
As above, I don't think there is any physical room to have a belly locker on the -200. As it goes, the useabillity of the belly locker on the -700 is questionable.
With such a low clearance, the locker is going to cause rumblings with operational health and safety issues (back strains, etc..). Also, because of the small height of the locker, it works best with the slide loading system (a bit like a draw that comes out, is loaded, and slided back into the belly). This makes the verticle height very small, and gives very little useable storage space.
PHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
I have only been on a CRJ 3 or 4 times. After my first trip I learned to never request a window seat. The window is too low to see out of and you have no room for your right shoulder due to the curvature of the fuselage. I am only 6'1"!
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 hours ago) and read 1455 times:
well, Canadair is acutally considering a variant of the CRJ 100/200 which would include the aforementioned features introduced on the CRJ 700/900.
the new variant, which is still not officially launched and has not yet received sufficient interest, is dubbed CRJ 500 (makes sense, doesn´t it?).
Canadair approached Lufthansa CityLine, launching customer of the CRJ and major operator of all current three derivatives (-100, -200, -700), which is not interested in it because it doesn´t see a need for the CRJ 500 having.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
LHCL´s not-interest is easy to explain: they have just gotten their CRJ200s, most of them being less than two years old. And as far as I remember LHCL´s 728JET options are convertible into 528JET orders.