CRJ900X From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12800 times:
The Myair.com order for the CRJ1000 was originally an order for 19 x CRJ900's, but stated that if Bombardier went ahead with the CRJ900X aircraft that they would convert 15 aircraft to the larger aircraft. I don't think that you'll see a Northwest order converted to the larger CRJ1000. Most U.S. carriers have really strict scope clasue restriction and I don't think that Northwest (or any other mainline carrier) would want to fly the 100-seater from Bombardier. This is not true with US Airways as they operate and have ordered a number of EMB-190 on mainline routes, but I don't think you'll see Bombardier being able to do that as well.
I believe the thinking of executives at Bombardier was that they were focusing this aircraft at the European market and that's where the orders have come from so far.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2440 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12545 times:
A US a.netter mentioned that Mesa might be the undisclosed customer for the 15 + 15 CRJ1000... but other a.netters highly doubted that. I wonder when the customer name will be announced, it might lead to more sales from competing airlines...?
I think the CR10 will be a great airplane, but in the end the airlines decide how nice they will be... cheapest seats vs nice comfy seats, no IFE vs PTV AVOD, cart storage vs full hot galleys etc.
With 90-100 seats onboard the CR10 will be to big for regional ops anyway, pilot scope clause-wise, so perhaps it will end up as a mainline aircraft after all...?
Wonder if BBD will actively promote the rear-cabin service door they offer on the CR9 (with no success) on the CR10. That will give the CR10 a front and rear galley, like the E190, that can be restocked quickly and inflight service will be faster on short hops. Or has the rear door been scrapped because a rear galley makes the aircraft too tail-heavy?