CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2133 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 3819 times:
Wow, the article is like a Bombardier ad... but good on them if it boosts sales a bit. I hope their sales team stay sharp and bring pictures of AC Jazz and LH CRJs as they look more inviting, from pictures I have seen here in the database.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 3794 times:
Honestly, after flying the E-170 when it came to India on a visit and the CRJ-200 on a S2 flight which almost never ended, I'll choose the Brazilian planes anyday. Plus, the PM did tell President Lula that India will look at buying more Embraer planes, given that the IAF just bought three Legacy planes.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 5): I wouldn't be surprised if the Indians went with the RRJ due to their ties to Russia.
Umm... close ties to the Soviets didn't mean we bought Russian aircraft. I mean other than the Air Force being fully Ruski-ised (save the Jags and Mirages), India's civialn fleet has never seen Soviet aircraft other than a couple of Tu-154 leased into IC inb the late 80's if I recall correctly.
Correct me if I'm wrong though!
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3147 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
Why would IC need to introduce a new a/c type into the mix? Don't they already have a bunch of 319s on order for the lower capacity markets? And they already operate a bunch of ATRs that are much more fuel efficient that the RJs. Hence I'm not sure if they would gain too much by adding another type to their fleet.
Quoting Cricket (Reply 2): 'Planning to order' and 'Indian Airlines' in the same sentence should set off warning bells...
More than warning bells I think - just plain lunacy to bring those words together. They have a huge set of challenges right now - to do with the planned merger with AI, and on getting pilots fast enough for their current fleet of planned 320 family a/c.
MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2487 posts, RR: 27 Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
Think the order might be a suprise, while the article might say it will order CRJ's or EMB's, Rekkof is planning to start the F-100/70NG Re-production in India, because of a big investor in India.
Although we heard this a lot the last couple of years, it really looks like the Fokker planes will come back. The heavily modified planes (that's why i took another 1,5 years before relaunch) will be a bit superior to its competitors.
Atltys From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 11 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 3711 times:
This is where BBD is at a terrible sales disadvantage -- they are reduced to comparing an 86 seater to the E190 which is a 106 seater under the same seat pitch. Even with the proposed CRJ-900x, you are still only talking about a 98-seater at the very most. Furthermore, it will have a far less spacious cabin than existing aircraft in that category -- DC9, F100, E190, 717, etc.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 13): Yay Indian orders and Rekkof in the same thread! Welcome to the Twilight Zone hypnotized
Hahahahaha! And after what a Dutch Embassy official has been quoted as saying, plus the illegal confinement of 12 Indians in AMS last month, I'm not particularly sure that pro--Dutch sentiments are flowing through the Indian government.