Pihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4994 posts, RR: 78
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10481 times:
Don't know about customers and/or orders.
Saw a week ago the first published flight deck picture in Air&Cosmos.
It looks as if the Airbus concept is taking as the CSeries will have :
-Electrical flight controls with flight enveloppe protection
The fight between Embraer and Bombardier for regional jets seems to be heating up quite a bit.
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 14581 posts, RR: 100
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10312 times:
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Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 3): How realistic is it to put the CFM56-7 on the C-Series, the lowest rating ones that power the 736 and 73G? They are pretty economical, aren't they?
Not many other options to choose from, it seems...
The C-Series needs a *much* more economical engine than the CFM56 in order to compete in their niche. Pratt is offering to develop a "clean sheet" new design. GE refused (but can always reconsider). RR is probably too busy with the Trent 1000, 1700, etc. to try a clean sheet design. (And a ~24 to 27k engine would be too small for a tripple spool).
Dhefty From United States of America, joined May 2005, 599 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10217 times:
The latest doesn't look too rosy, according to Richard Aboulafia, one of the top aviation consultants in the US, in the following article in the September issue of Aerospace America, entitled "Canada Faces CSeries Crisis".
HiFi From Brazil, joined Apr 2005, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10082 times:
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 6): The C-Series needs a *much* more economical engine than the CFM56 in order to compete in their niche. Pratt is offering to develop a "clean sheet" new design. GE refused (but can always reconsider). RR is probably too busy with the Trent 1000, 1700, etc. to try a clean sheet design. (And a ~24 to 27k engine would be too small for a tripple spool).
Sure, an economical plane needs an economical engine.. But it should not rely only on the engine in order to achieve fuel burn reduction... After all, any engine can be bought by any manufacturer.. If the C-Series is economical due to its engine primarily, any other aircraft can be, unless using the engine involves some kind of major design change (ie, engine mounting, bleed(less) systems, etc..).
Complementing: I heard from privileged sources that the engines are not the only problem to be solved for the C Series, supplier-wise. If I remember correctly, an announcement will be made this month about the project. Let's just wait and see...
PS: I'd love to see another Bombardier in the air. The C Series is beautiful and competition is ALWAYS good.. although I'm not sure the C Series has its niche.