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CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:13 am
by maps4ltd
I've noticed--when flying and looking at CRJ-700 series aircraft--the nose tends to be lower than the tail when parked (like this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484770347 ... r=4488ead4). Is it just because of gear or is there another reason?

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:52 am
by Starlionblue
Probably just the gear. No point adding more weight than needed.

It isn't uncommon. The A330/A340 have the same.

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:40 am
by m1m2
I was told on my maintenance endorsement course that it was done intentionally to lower the forward exits and overwing exits in order to avoid having to use emergency slides. While I can't be 100% sure of this, I can say for certain that there are no slides on any CRJ at least up to the 900, I'm not familiar with the 1000.

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:31 am
by bradyj23
I was told it was so the same door could be used on the 200/700/900. One less thing to change.

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:16 am
by DiamondFlyer
bradyj23 wrote:
I was told it was so the same door could be used on the 200/700/900. One less thing to change.


I'm not sure that's true, at least at a minimum the door support wheel is different between a 200 and 700/900

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:05 am
by Woodreau
To keep the main passenger door low enough not to require escape slides.