Okie73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1461 times:
as someone else pointed out, the worst thing about the CRJ-1000 is that it will allow Bombardier to limp along for a few more years without having to make a final decision on the C series. I believe by the time Bombardier decides to produce the C series (if ever) it will be too late and both Boeing and Airbus will already be in development of their next generation narrowbody.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Quoting Jcded (Reply 2): create an aircraft that does what the 787 did to widebody, but do it for the large regional aircraft
The circumstances of the C-Series are nothing like that...
Quoting Jcded (Reply 2): leapfrog a generation in small aircraft design
Bombardier can't build such an aircraft, at least not without the support of major investment from suppliers who to date have said no. For example, what sort of engine is going to power this aircraft? The PW6000 likely wouldn't cut it, and no one is interested in building a new engine before the 737 replacement debuts.