connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
Quoting AA1818 (Reply 1): Surely this is EMbraer's one to lose. Does the C-Series offer drastically improved economics over and above the E-Jets?
I would tend to think so, but I believe the E-jets were acquired on lease as a test for the regional market, not necessarily as "the solution".
If the CSeries is close to meeting the hype, and the GTF engine is as reliable as what P&W seem to be claiming, then yes, it will beat the E-jet by quite a bit. Mind you, nothing to stop Embraer from adopting the GTF either. There should be more than enough ground clearance -- unlike the 73G.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1154 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
There are 2 problems with the E-Jets when operated by GF: Baggage and Heat.
GCC people pack a lot when they go travelling. Outside Nigerians, I struggle to recall anyone who (generally speaking) pack that much. The E170 is regularly unable to hold all checked luggage, and that doesn't sit well with the SLF.
The E190 could, volume wise, hold all baggage checked-in on a "normal" flight, but doing so will exceed weight limits in hot conditions - and we all know the ME is very, very hot for most of the year. The end result is, again, off-loaded bags and angry passengers.
It's hardly surprising, knowing the incompetence of GF upper management, that they bought (or leased) not only one, but two dogs. There's nothing wrong with either the E170 or E190 per se, they're just utterly useless for GF.
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
Fly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1001 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
Quoting 777way (Reply 6):
Then you have not seen South Asian's travelling.
Agreed! When working at YYZ and see AI checking in for instance... wow the ratio of cart to passenger is incredible! lol.. soo many bags soooo many bags. Well I gotta say the Filipinos are fairly bad too with their Balikpapan boxes... or Portuguese too carrying on everything including the kitchen sink.