Bombardier is introducing a longer-range version of its CRJ700 through an increase in MTOW and the use of the higher-thrust GE CF34-8C5B1, a variant of which powers the CRJ900. The CRJ700LR will have a range of 2,516 nm (4,048 km.), a 276-nm increase over the CRJ700ER. It also will provide increases in maximum payload and maximum landing weight. The variant will be available in the first quarter of 2006 and Bombardier said existing CRJ700s "can readily be retrofitted" to the new LR ...

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