KEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
IMO a win-win situation is possible for close cooperation between bombardier & Airbus on the C-series.
The new C-series would fit in below Airbus single aisles 320 series.
The "competing" Airbus A318 will probably remain a niche product, not much lost if they sell a few less.
Benefits could be :
- Joint Marketing & Sales
- EADS to share in investments.
- Full C-series/A320 series cockpit commonality (selling point vs Embraer)
- World wide product support
- Bombardier taking advantage of advanced Airbus design/engineering capasity to speed up introduction.
- Reciprocal outsourcing specialized production to reduce investments
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2486 times:
You're basically describing the AE315 which was an Airbus/Chinese partnership. Would have been something quite simmilar to the C-series, but obviously didn't make it past the conceptual stage. I can't see why Airbus would get back into the RJ market now.
Plus, from the way Bombardier describes it, the C-series would go head-to-head with the E195/717/736/A318 and the A319 and 73G.