CRJ200 Airline Pilot

The personal experiences, thoughts of an CRJ captain

CRJ200 – Limitations

Posted by Jeffrey on October 7, 2008

Like any airplane, the CRJ200 has a few limitations but they are straightforward. If you think you are going to be flying the CRJ any time soon, you will want to memorize the limitations because you can bet that they will be on your oral exam when the time comes. So start studying them now and make it so that they are easily remembered. You may want to link back to this page so that you can find it when you need it. One thing that has always helped me memorize numbers, instead of just rot memorization, is to try and find some significance in the numbers. That will help you burn the numbers into your long term memory. Also, remember to review them often.

 

(Note: Always refer to your company’s Flight Operations Manual.)

 

STRUCTURE

1.       Max Ramp Weight               53,250 lbs

2.       Max T/O Weight                  53,000 lbs

3.       Max Landing Weight            47,000 lbs

4.       Max Zero Fuel Weight          44,000 lbs

5.       Min Flight Weight                30,000 lbs

6.       Min Ops Weight                  25,480 lbs

7.       With Cargo                          45 minutes to airport if cargo compartment has fire before structural failure

8.       Max Cargo                          3500 lbs

 

ALTITUDES & TEMPERATURES

1.       Max Operational Altitude      41,000 ft

2.       Max T/O & Landing              10,000 ft

3.       Max OAT T/O & Landing       ISA + 35°C

4.       Min OAT T/O                       -40°C

5.       Runway Slope Grade            ± 2%

6.       Max Tailwind                       10 kts

 

ENGINE (CF34-3A1 / CF34-3B1)

 

ITT

1.       Max ITT, APR Not Operating:

First 2 minutes              900°C (red)

Next 3 minutes              884°C (red)

2.       Max ITT, APR Operating:

First 2 minutes              928°C (red)

Next 3 minutes              900°C (red)

3.       Max Continuous Thrust (3A1)            860°C (red)

4.       Max Continuous Thrust (3B1)            874°C (red)

5.       Max Start                            900°C (red)

 

OIL TEMPERATURE

1.       Min Start                             -40°C (green)

2.       Max Continuous                   155°C (amber

3.       Max (15 Min)                       163°C (red)

 

OIL PRESSURE

1.       Min Start                             25 psi (red)

2.       Min T/O Thrust                     45 psi (green)

3.       Max Continuous                   115 psi (green)

4.       Max after Cold Start             156 psi (amber)

  • 130 psi at idle, for maximum of 10 minutes.
  • Engine must remain at idle until oil psi returns to normal range (green).

5.       Max Consumption                0.05 GPH (1 QT for every 5 hours)

6.       Max Engine Refill without Motoring    2 QT

 

N1

1.       Max T/O & Continuous         98.6%(red)

2.       Normal T/O                          96.2%(green)

 

N2

1.       Start                                   20.0%

2.       Idle                                     56.5-68.0%

3.       Max T/O (APR Operational)  99.4%

4.       Max Continuous                   99.2%

5.       Normal T/O                          98.3%

 

STARTER (With Fuel Introduced)

1.       1 min ON                            10 sec OFF

2.       1 min ON                            10 sec OFF

3.       1 min ON                            5 min OFF

4.       1 min ON                            5 min OFF

 

At initiation of thrust lever movement from SHUT OFF to IDLE, ITT must be 120°C or less for all ground starts.

 

DRY MOTORING (No Fuel Introduced)

1.       90 sec ON                           5 min OFF

2.       30 sec ON                           5 min OFF

 

FUEL (Usable)

1.       Left Main Fuel Tank              4,760 lbs

2.       Right Main Fuel Tank           4,760 lbs

3.       Center Fuel Tank                 4,998 lbs

4.       Total All Fuel Tanks             14,518 lbs

5.       Max Fuel Imbalance 800 lbs

6.       Min for GA per Wing 450 lbs (amber)

7.       Min Fuel Temp at T/O           +5°C

 

ELECTRIC

1.       Main Generator Output to 35,000 ft    30 kVA

2.       Main Generator Output > 35,000 ft     25 kVA

3.       APU Generator Output to 37,000 ft    30 kVA

4.       Max Continuous DC TRU                  100 A

5.       Ground Ops, DC ONLY                    5 min

 

NOSE WHEEL STEERING

1.       Tiller                                   70° L/R

2.       Rudder                                5° L/R

 

BLEED AIR

With Engine Cowl Anti-ice ON, or Engine Cowl and Wing Anti-ice ON, the 10th Stage Bleed Valves must be closed for takeoff and landing.

 

APU

1.       Max RPM                            107 % (red)

2.       Max Continuous EGT           743°C (red)

3.       Max EGT Start                    974°C

4.       Min OAT Start                     -40°C

5.       Max Ops Alt                        37,000 ft

6.       Max Start Alt                       30,000 ft

7.       Max Altitude Bleed Use        15,000 ft

8.       Max Altitude Engine Start     13,000 ft

9.       Max Generator Load 30 kVA

10.   Max APU Door Open            300 KIAS with APU Not Operating!

 

APU START WITH DC BATTERY

1.       2×30 sec. ON then               20 min. OFF

2.       2×30 sec. ON then               40 min. OFF

 

(Note: This is not a normal operation.)

 

APU START USING GROUND POWER

1.       2×15 sec ON then                20 min. OFF

2.       2×15 sec ON then                40 min. OFF

 

AIR CONDITIONING & PRESSURIZATION

3.       Max Differential                    8.7 psi

4.       Max Negative Differential       -0.5 psi

5.       Taxi, T/O, and Landing Max  0.1 psi

6.       No Manual Ops to                -1,500 ft

7.       Single Pack Ops to              FL250

8.       Pack Overheat                     88°C

9.       Pack Overpressure               > 53 psi

10.   Cabin Altitude Caution          8,500 ft

11.   Cabin Altitude Warning         10,000 ft

12.   CPAM Pax O2                     14,000 ± 500 ft

13.   CPAM NoSmokingFastenSeatbelts   10,000 ft

14.   Emergency Depressurization            14,250 ± 750 ft

 

HYDRAULICS

1.       Norm psi                             2950-3050 psi (green)

2.       Low psi                               < 1800 psi (amber)

3.       High psi                              > 3200 psi (white)

4.       Press Relief                         > 3750 psi (white)

5.       Accumulator psi                   1500 psi

6.       Norm Level                          45-85% (green)

7.       High Temp Caution               93-96°C

 

BRAKES

1.       Normal psi                           1000-3200 psi (green)

2.       Anti-skid Activated               >35 kts WOW + 5sec

3.       Anti-skid Ops to                   10 kts

 

FLAPS

1.       Max Altitude                        ≤ 15,000 ft

2.       Enroute Ops                        Prohibited

3.       Min Spoiler Speed                Vref + 17 kts

4.       Min Altitude Spoilers            300 ft

 

SPEEDS

1.       VMO                                     335 KIAS

2.       MMO                                                0.85 M

3.       VFE 8                                   230 KIAS

4.       VFE 20                                 230 KIAS

5.       VFE 30                                 185 KIAS

6.       VFE 45                                 170 KIAS

7.       VLO EXT                               220 KIAS

8.       VLO RET                              200 KIAS

9.       VLE                                      220 KIAS

10.   VTIRE                                   182 K GS

11.   VADG DEPLOY MAX              250 KIAS

12.   VB                                       280 KIAS

13.   MB                                      0.75 M

14.   VWIPER OPS MAX                        220 KIAS

 

For a complete list, click here -> V-Speed Designators

 

AUTOMATIC FLIGHTCONTROL SYSTEM (Autopilot)

1.       IAS MODE during Approach is prohibited

2.       APPR MODE VOR approaches are prohibited, use NAV

3.       NON-PRECISION APPROACH, A/P OFF by  400 ft AGL

4.       VISUAL APPROACH, A/P OFF by 400 ft AGL

5.       ILS APPROACH, A/P OFF by 80 ft AGL

6.       Min Altitude Autopilot ON after Takeoff 600 ft AGL

 

ADG

For Windmill Air Starts

1.       330 KIAS up to                    12 min

2.       331 KIAS to 335 KIAS          4 min

 

Handheld Poster for the Bombardier CRJ 200 (with EFIS and EICAS Displays)

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3 Responses to “CRJ200 – Limitations”

  1. Luggage said

    Luggage…

    […]CRJ200 – Limitations « CRJ200 Airline Pilot[…]…

  2. Great site. Very helpful. Quick question though. What is V ADG Deploy Max?

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