Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4138 posts, RR: 38 Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 745 times:
Okay, here we go again. As wonderful as the B717 might be I don´t see a big market for it as the modern RJs currently develpped offer the same or even higher comfort levels at a lower weight and a higher degree of flexibility within the respective families. There might be some order from Europe but at the moment I couldn´t name any carrier.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4138 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 729 times:
OO-VEG, you´re right. The Avro RJX project was cancelled, with the term "RJ" I refered to Regional Jets such as the CRJ700/900, Embraer 170,175,190,195 and the 728/928JET, not to the ARJX. The onlyairlines having placed orders for the ARJX were British European and Druk Air. The latter is known for looking at the A319 and large RJs to fulfill its future requirements, BE is said to be interested in additional Dash 8-Q400 and wants to make a new RJ decision in late 2002.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 36 Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 708 times:
The other European 717 operator, beside Olympic Avtn, is Spanair´s regional franchisee AeBal (Aero Baleares).
And no, I, being the layman that I am, don´t see much of a market for the 717 in Europe: all major DC9/MD80 customers will phase out their fleets in the near future or already have done so (IB, AZ, SK, AY, KL...)