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Any US Customers For The AN-148?  
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

I did a search but couldn't find anything recent that answered my question...

Could there be any potential for the AN-148 to be ordered by a US airline? I know it's not a reason, but man would I love to see it...it is, IMO, the most beautiful aircraft to ever come out of Russia. Yeah that includes you AN-225.  Silly

Seriously, though, I'd love to see an airline like UA, CO, AA, US, or DL order some of these babes. I expect to hear it's probably a longshot at best, but just thought I'd throw the question out there.



[Edited 2010-01-06 17:14:18]

[Edited 2010-01-06 17:15:10]

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Not going to happen.

For starters, the capacity on these plane is <80, so it would be operated by the regional partners. Add in the fact that most of the majors are close to or at the maximum number of large RJs that they can fly due to scope clauses and that's reason number 1. Secondly, between the Bombardier and Embraer products out that that (a) the regionals already have in their fleet and (b) are a proven commodity, they'll be sticking with those over the -148.


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5050 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

It would be interesting to see this plane here in the US for sure. However, I have never seen a us carrier purchase a russian built aircraft for passenger service. Correct me please if I am wrong.

I love the look of this plane. Reminds me of the 146! Very nice looking!



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2624 times:



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
For starters, the capacity on these plane is <80, so it would be operated by the regional partners. Add in the fact that most of the majors are close to or at the maximum number of large RJs that they can fly due to scope clauses and that's reason number 1. Secondly, between the Bombardier and Embraer products out that that (a) the regionals already have in their fleet and (b) are a proven commodity, they'll be sticking with those over the -148.

Ah, did not know that. I looked at it and I guess I wrongly assumed it held just over 100 pax, which seemed great since there seems to be a bit of a gap in that seating capacity. Thanks for the reply.


User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

Are any of the new Russian jets seeking FAA Certification


CFI--Certfied Freakin Idiot
User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5467 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

A very pretty plane.

Russian manufacturers never had a service and support infrastructure in the US. So even when they have made competitive products, it is too risky for US airlines to buy from them.

Sort of a chicken and egg problem.


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2470 times:



Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 5):
Russian manufacturers never had a service and support infrastructure in the US. So even when they have made competitive products, it is too risky for US airlines to buy from them.

If you buy an RRJ and operate it outside the CIS, your support contract is with Alenia (or perhaps ATR, which was their intention.)



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineTimpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2384 times:

Great looking plane, I've never seen one before. I don't think an American carrier would even order the new Sukhoi superjet, much less one of these. Although I would love to see it happen.

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