Type rating is mandatory 

To fly on Bombardier CRJ900 you need to have endorsed CL65 type rating in your flight crew license.

In addition - to be able to fly Bombardier CRJ900 you would need:

  • be a holder of commercial pilot license CPL(A) or airline transport pilot license ATPL(A)
  • be a holder of ATPL(A) theory credit or frozen ATPL(A)
  • be a holder of Medical certificate - Class 1
  • be a holder of an ICAO English and IR English language proficiency
  • complete the type rating training course in flight school approved to provide Bombardier CRJ900 type rating training
  • attend skill test - check ride in simulator with  EASA TRE or SFE for CL65
  • attend the base training - 6 take-offs and landings in Bombardier CRJ900
  • attend the Operator Conversion Course 
  • attend the differences training from different Bombardier CL65 variant to Bombardier CRJ900 as required by EASA CRJ OSD