kingcavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1297 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11199 times:
The only change today is the order was originally anounced as 40 A319NEO's and 40 A320NEO's, but today they said it would be 20 A319NEO's and 60 A320NEO's. I like the change to more A320's, but I would be even more happy if there were a few A321's in there.
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Yes it is. CFM will be quite happy as well to have secured a large order from a Pratt GTF customer as well.
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 3): Now I really like the idea of the CS300s... The question is, what is that order status?
That order is still firm at 40 +40 options. 20 A319s sounds about right. The C-Series can take over most of the A319/A318 and E190 flying, while the A319s can do the long current A319 routes (DEN-FAI, DEN-ANC, DEN-LIR etc...) and open up some new ones.
Quoting kingcavalier (Reply 2): I like the change to more A320's, but I would be even more happy if there were a few A321's in there.
I agree. I expect that in a couple years to be honest. Maybe like:
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r2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5468 times:
Well, a bit of bad news for BBD as their commitment to NEO is reaffirmed (while we haven't heard anything from Republic about the CSeries after Le Bourget). On the other hand a bit of good news as the reduction in A319NEO from 40 to 20 reduces the overlap with the CS300, and makes the possibility of them operating side-by-side more likely. The question now is where Republic is going to fly all those aircraft to. Can they really get that demand?
Why not the A-380? Come on guys, the A-318 is as useless to the airlines as the B-737-600 is, and to make an even smaller "A-317" would be just a waste of the OEM's money.
Quoting flyby519 (Reply 13): I wouldnt be so sure that "Frontier" will be painted on the side of the plane when it is delivered...
Quoting sxf24 (Reply 15): I would guarantee few, if any, of this order are delivered to Republic or Frontier.
Quoting nutsaboutplanes (Reply 17): Quoting SEA (Reply 16):
How can a company on the verge of bankruptcy order 80 brand new jets?
The same way a much bigger company on the verge of bankruptcy can order 460 brand new jets.
F9 is in big financial trouble. I have no understanding why they would commit to an order they may never be able to afford, the same goes for the big 460 airplane order from AA to Airbus and Boeing. Could Airbus be helping both F9 and AA financially? I don't know but it is possible. They did 'bail-out' US, just a few years before that term became a household phrase.