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Mark Atwood
Project 365, Day 8: Bombardier Turbofan at Rochester Airport

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Current Location: RST

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kespernorth From: kespernorth Date: January 10th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
That's not a turboprop.

That's a Bombardier CRJ-200, powered by two General Electric CF34-3B1 turbofan engines. See Turboprop, turbofan.
From: technoshaman Date: January 10th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Good catch; I would've thought DC-9 or Fokker 100. But it's a Northwest Airlink bird, and the engines are all wrong for either the F100 or the DC-9... besides, the gear is too short for either of the bigger birds (no elevation on that baggage ramp cart), and only one over-wing exit, which speaks to the smaller number of folks inside.

Tell me you googled the precise engine model.
kespernorth From: kespernorth Date: January 10th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Wikipedia. Not even I am that big a plane nerd. The only airplane engine I know by heart is the SR-71's (Pratt & Whitney J-58 turboramjet) and only because my grandfather helped design it.
kespernorth From: kespernorth Date: January 10th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
As to the identification, the Fokker is easy to eliminate because Northwest doesn't have any Fokkers in its fleet. And it's not a DC-9 because (I had to click through to Flickr to see this) it has winglets, and the fuselage is too skinny. I thought Embraer at first but the tail section is a pretty clear tipoff that it's a Bombardier regional jet.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: January 10th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
My mistake. I had fans on the brain, because the next aircraft at that terminal was a turbofan.

Flying a turbofan puddle hopper is a mistake I plan on not repeating.

Title and body fixed.
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