Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 21202 times:
Checking the cockpit window style side-by-side, the RRJ's windows are much less tapered.
I do believe a number of companies (including Bombardier) went to Fairchild/Dornier to check the viability of the project when it went bankrupt. I would not be surprised if Sukhoi did a study of this aircraft when they were doing preliminary work on their own project.
OK, so Bombardier isn't exactly original in any of their other designs... I still believe they should have taken on the D728-928 project when they had the chance...
Enough about that...I think the RRJ will be a great success, given the amount of western technology being used in it.
Owleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20317 times:
Thank you ENU for posting the picture link. That's exciting news about the Sukhoi Superjet (that's the new name for their former 'Russian Regional Jet'-name)! Have the SAS partners still interest in this aircraft? Like Air Baltic?
Graphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20169 times:
Quoting Cjh2007 (Reply 17): I dont trust the russians... another one of those flimsy attempts at a good basic concept...
Captain :" Roger that, let me just adjust the trim..., whoooops... button broke off... let me just glue that back on"
I think you're mind is stuck in the '80s. The russians have built some solid frames, look at how alot of their older jets are still flying today. That and the newer designs, the IL96, the TU204, and now this one are nice and modern.
Dw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20129 times:
Quoting Graphic (Reply 18): That and the newer designs, the IL96, the TU204, and now this one are nice and modern.
I think a lot of the negativity surrounding Russian jets originates with poor operators as opposed to poor designs. I think operating economics and manufacturer support are the reasons we don't see them in the West, as opposed to the idea that they are just unsafe. And I'm sure they are getting better on economics, but product support can be a tough one!