PVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
I read an article in November that was stating that Boeing and a Russian manufacturer was colaborating on a regional jet program. I don't remember a lot of the details other than they were trying to share ideas and maybe design a future aircraft family.
DAL12 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
Sukhoi and Boeing have committed to collaborate on the RRJ (Russian Regional Jet). Right now things are very quiet and rumors are the project is not really progressing well. Personally, I'm skeptical about Sukhoi's commitment Regional Jets -- especially after their association with the farcical Alliance Aircraft Corporation.
Planemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6144 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
"I mean why not?? The RJ's are doing so well!!!"
Not really. At the most basic level, while the number of RJ's sold have been quite impressive, the net profit generated by those sales has been relatively small. You just have to look at Bombardier's financial statements to see that!
As Boeing nut said, it isn't worth the investment for Boeing.
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