LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47 Posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
Looks like Embraer is debating between re-engining the Ejets, which could involve wing and landing gear modification, and an all new replacement. It is not clear if the replacement will be 4 abreast or 5 abreast platform.
"We may have to raise the aircraft a little bit and [it] would require us to redesign the wing and maybe the gears, and this is one of the variables we have to analyse," he says. "Then, if we change the aircraft, the investment goes up so we have to be very certain about the market demand for the requirements. Today's it's not clear."
MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2492 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2313 times:
How funny, i was turning on my computer, and was thinking about making a new topic about Embrear and KLM in the future.
I can imagine that a lot airlines are waiting to replace theire 70-seats planes because the current ones available aren't that much better than the older planes like the F-70.
For example, KLM replaced most of the Fokker F-100's with EMB-190's, but still got a very large F-70 fleet. Sure most F-70 are much younger than the most F-100's, but you would have expected they would replace them with EMB-170's, wich they didn't.
So i think a re-engined EMB-170 could give the last push they need to receive way more orders.. i could think of Austrian, KLM, Air France etc etc, but also airlines that now for example fly the Q400. When the re-engined plane won't be that much more fuel consuming than most turboprops, the + sides of jet-engines will win in the end.