R2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2279 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
With a 2x2 cross section, there's only so far you can go...112 is defintely the maximum. This means:
Potentially a threat to the E-Jets, as it should be more efficient with the GTF's under the wing, and would cover more seats - 70 to 112.
Some threat to CSeries, as it would compete in the 110 seat range. Could be an option for those who see the CSeries as slightly too big.
At 112 seats, it doesn't invade A&B's turf, so no threat to them.
Looks like the Superjet may get a stretch too (and at 2x3 cross section, its possibilities are much larger), so we may see a very crowded market of regional jets covering the 70-130 seat range. Let's see how many of them survive....
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 26961 posts, RR: 83 Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
Rather then Mitsubishi create a competitor to the 737, I expect them to take a major risk-sharing role in the 737 replacement. They build the wings for the 787, so I could certainly see them doing the same for the 737RS.