Could an airliner legally (using a common regional jets or less likely airliners) and safely perform acrobatic maneuvers that would otherwise not be permitted for commercial passenger flights. Why? For thrill seeking passengers. I enjoy turbulence, so maybe others may pay a little more for a short roller coaster flight. Is there a guide book of commercial aircraft acrobatic limitations and thresholds and special instruction on how to fly inverted, barrel rolls, stall recovery, and so forth?
This is the nearest you will get to aerobatics. You can check out their website for more information.
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I am unaware of any passenger carrying jets that allow aerobatic maneuvers. The reason is that these airplanes are built to haul a lot of passengers and baggage (payload). The amount of structural reinforcement required to sustained six Gs would make it impractical to carry out its primary mission.
Commercial aircraft are designed to be as lightweight and hence cheap to operate as possible. The aerodynamic and inertial loads of aerobatic manoeuvres demand stronger, heavier, less economic construction.
Even military types such as bombers often baulk at outright aerobatics; a bit of ducking and diving is about it, and even then that can shorten the airframe life. The Avro Vulcan was the first heavy bomber ever to loop the loop and it has seldom been emulated since.
If you want to fly aerobatics, join a flying club which has specialist aircraft to hand - and don't imagine you can take any luggage up with you.