Vasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
> I do like the idea behind this - I mean, how many more airlines have chosen the embraer jets over the 737-600 or A318? Lots. One of the principal reasons is that the aircraft is more lightweight and cheaper to operate. If Ilyushin can produce an A321 alternative that's lighter and cheaper to operate, surely it would be attractive to airlines...
> But at the end of the day, its still a Russian aircraft. And sadly, because of that, I don't think the west'll have faith in it.
ORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
Hopefully this can break out beyond the CIS. There are so many South American and African airlines that need cheap equipment to get rid of the ancient equipment currently in use. They need to pull a Kia plan in which the specifically go after the lower end the airline market, proof themselves and then move up market. I wish them luck as I have always been a fan of Russian aircraft.