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Bombardier: Reports Of CSeries Demise Premature  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Just weeks after announcing that it would not be launching the CSeries small airliner, Bombardier is at Asian Aerospace with a full-size mock-up of the cabin… for the CSeries.

http://flightinternational.com/Artic...e2%80%99+demise+are+premature.html

[Edited 2006-02-22 14:31:27]

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User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

I think the Cseries is done for now. Bombardier has clearly said that the because of the present market conditions, it will not launch the Cseries at this time.

Bombardier has also recalled some of it employees to work on the re-launched CRJ200/Challenger 850 model jets.

From Bombardier.com

"The majority of the CSeries employees will be redirected to the development of these regional aircraft opportunities. A small team of employees will remain with the CSeries program to further develop its business plan, with emphasis on including other partners, particularly in fast-growing major aerospace markets.

Krisyyz


User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

KrisYYZ, did you even read the article?

CSeries is very much alive, albeit with a reduced size team at Bombardier, according to Benjaman Boehm, director, programme management office, New Commercial Aircraft Programme, speaking at Asian Aerospace yesterday (pictured above).

“The world misconstrued it as being on hold,” he said. “The project was never put on hold, but remains out there for the world to progress it. The company still believes in the market.


-YVRtoYYZ


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 2):
“The world misconstrued it as being on hold,” he said. “The project was never put on hold, but remains out there for the world to progress it. The company still believes in the market.

In English, this means "We will continue to pour money into this sinkhole until we get our butts handed to us by Embraer and the Sukhoi/Boeing/Finmeccanica RRJ consortium on the low end, and Boeing and Airbus on the high end."



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User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 3):
In English, this means "We will continue to pour money into this sinkhole until we get our butts handed to us by Embraer and the Sukhoi/Boeing/Finmeccanica RRJ consortium on the low end, and Boeing and Airbus on the high end."

That exact quote has been said before on various other threads.

While I do believe that the program ha missed a significant aspect of marketshare with the introduction of E170s and E190s (the C-Series primary competitor), BBD either has to get their production line in gear and start producing this aircraft to make up for lost time and efforts or completely shelve the program. The unclear and mixed-message that BBD management is giving to the public and to customers does not instill confidence in their corporation.

-YVRtoYYz


User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Well, perhaps BBD can make some money with just mockups. You know, take the C-series mockup to all those aerospace shows and charge a few bucks for a ride.
 Smile


User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 2):
KrisYYZ, did you even read the article?

yes I read it, that's why I said:

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 1):
I think the Cseries is done for now. Bombardier has clearly said that the because of the present market conditions, it will not launch the Cseries at this time.

I said its done for now, not forever. I doubt Bombardier could launch a new plane with 50 people working in on it and $20M budget in a year.

I think this is all PR to make Bombardier seem like its still in the market for 100+ regional jets with the Cseries, which its obviously not, or it wouldn't be diverting 300 staff and $100M away from the program.

Krisyyz


User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6433 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 4):
While I do believe that the program ha missed a significant aspect of marketshare with the introduction of E170s and E190s (the C-Series primary competitor),

Read again ...

Quoting N328KF (Reply 3):
Embraer and the Sukhoi/Boeing/Finmeccanica RRJ consortium on the low end, and Boeing and Airbus on the high end."

The CSeries will also be locked out of China.

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 4):
BBD either has to get their production line in gear and start producing this aircraft to make up for lost time and efforts or completely shelve the program.

BBD's posturing is just for the markets... they have no other choice. If they "formally" cancel the CSeries, they are then announcing that they will be out of the commercial jet business in the future. On the other hand, with no orders and an incomplete lineup of risk sharing partners, they obviously cannot proceed with production.

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 4):
The unclear and mixed-message that BBD management is giving to the public and to customers does not instill confidence in their corporation.

This aspect hasn't changed ever since they cancelled the BRJ-X. That is partly why the stock has stayed so low for the past couple of years... investors see no upside.



Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. - A. Einstein
User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
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Well, then... bring on the CRJ900X!  stirthepot 

Isn't BBD showing off a CRJ900 with new house colours and a 75-seat two-class config with PTVs (AC Jazz-ish looking...)? Any "hot" customers in Asia?



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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6433 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 8):
Well, then... bring on the CRJ900X!

Stir away, stir away!

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 8):
Any "hot" customers in Asia?

The 900X (if it does go ahead) will be marketed at the same time as the RRJ. So, if the 900X doesn't lose out to the E175/190 option, it will lose out to the RRJ in Asia.



Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. - A. Einstein
User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1819 times:

This article was in the paper today:

**Bombardier in talks to get parts from China**

SINGAPORE - Bombardier Inc. said Tuesday it's in talks with China Aviation Industry Corp. to produce parts for a new, larger jet, three weeks after the world's third largest aircraft manufacturer cancelled a $2.1 billion US airliner program.

AVIC I, China's biggest aircraft maker, would make "some major components" for the proposed C Series plane if it is revived, Benjamin Boehm, Montreal-based Bombardier's commercial-plane program director, said in Singapore.

Bombardier Jan. 31 shelved plans to develop a new line of jets seating 110 to 130 passengers because it failed to sign up any airline customers. The program might resume next year, the company has said.


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