Cannot remember that an airline cancelled an order because of financial troubles of one of its customers, but I guess there is a reason for that. Certainly a blow for Bombardier as the CanRJ1000 orderbook is not too healthy (although it is of course a low-cost derivative).
Just to avoid confusion - my earlier thread opener with the original Bombardier press release was deleted because it did not contain a link. It did not provide any other material information than the stuff in the above linked article, but only somewhat more detailed background info.
(Friendly note for the Mods for future consideration: Bombardier emails out their presss releases as PDFs and not as a links. The PDFs can be copied and pasted, but not linked to).
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31669 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4286 times:
I'm going to hazard a guess that MyAir was in breach of the contract on their end, leading to Bombardier coming to the conclusion that they would not be taking delivery of any of their remaining contracted planes.
Otherwise, I would think Bombardier would be liable for breach of contract themselves.
EA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 9): Possibly why they didn't order the 717?
I wonder how the economics look in a head to head of the 717 vs. CRJ-1000...
Quoting OyKIE (Reply 8): So with a plane lighter than the good old DC-9-10 it should be an attractive plane. I fail to see why no more orders this plane.
I think part of it, is that the E190 beat the CRJ1000 to the punch for many airlines looking for a 100 seater. If the CRJ1000 was out 3 or 4 years ago, then maybe we'd have seen a lot more orders for the type.
We often judge others by their actions, but ourselves by our intentions.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26225 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7): 100 seats 2+2 mean 25 or so rows - not more than a B737-700 or A319 that are standard stock of the LCCs. So I don't see a problem in that department.
However, many LCC flights using 737s and A319/320s etc. park at remote stands with buses to/from the terminal, and board the aircraft using stairs at both the front and rear doors. That's not possible on a CRJ.