R2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4934 times:
Although I see the Embraer as more likely (unless they can wait for the Cseries), the fact that they have seriously taken a look at the Superjet is very good news for this program, I wonder if there'll be any surprise at Le Bourget this year...
Airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4517 times:
If the Sukhoi SSJ is having better economics then the Embraer, and taking in mind the price to purchase (I imagine the SSJ is cheaper to get then the Embraer), AB might decide to take the Russian beauty. I wonder though how popular the SSJ will be on the secondhand market in a few years. I doubt that many Western operators are willing to take over such aircraft.
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2379 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4465 times:
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Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 4): If the Sukhoi SSJ is having better economics then the Embraer
IF (sic!!) they are cheaper to fly, wich I doubt .... as soon as it goes to system design, international parts network, maintenance, etc ... I'm sure the costs will be considerably higher than with the established manufacturers.
Few people in the western world drive a Lada for a similar cause!
Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
Astockla From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4380 times:
It would be fantastic to see the Superjet in Europe - tbh it doesn't look particularly 'Russian', as long as the signs are in German/English i very much doubt whether there will be any 'brand' issues as the majority of people won't be able to tell!
MIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4353 times:
It could be much better plane, much better economic...........................and all you want
but the public image of Air Berling is prizeless, and unfortunately they are not good for it.
I have flown IL-62, Yak-42, An-24, Il-18 and I´m pilot and I know they are safe enough but not everybody has the same opinion when we talk about Russian airplanes, they have a very bag reputation, so this is the real problem, even some insurance companies do not want to work with them.
Quoting LH526 (Reply 7): Few people in the western world drive a Lada for a similar cause!
LifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1928 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4241 times:
Quoting LH526 (Reply 5): My bett is that within the next decade NO western airline will buy and or operate the SuperJet 100. Heck I even will put my money where my mouth is should that ever happen!
Well, pay up!
There are two western companies who have ordered the Sukhoi. Itali Airlines have ordered 10+10 Superjet 100-95's, for EIS 2010 and AMA Group from Switzerland ordered 5 100-95's in a VIP configuration for EIS 2011...