Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1885 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
Ive recently heard about a 40 seat CRJ, ive heard that there are 2 currently in Comair's fleet? is this true? If so i was wondering if theres any pictures of the aircraft whatsoever??? If not describe this airplane please, is it moore like the 200 or the 700? thanks alot
Miller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
Come on guys...its just a fifty seater with 40 seats in it. They were also planning to buy some with 40 seats. I've been in a few of the 40 seaters and they're just like the 50 except for the last row of 2 seats is gone (row 13) and 2 rows from the front are gone.
Bombardier is charging Comair less for the 40 seaters to prevent Comair from going to Embraer for the Emb 135. However it looks like that may be changing...
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4149 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1077 times:
Let's make a few things correct here...
The CL-440 is not a CRJ70 with slats. The CL-440 is a CL-65 (50 seater) airframe, with 6 less seats. They are equipped with 2 closets therefore reducing the amount of seats.
Express Airlines I (Pinnacle) is already operating these on behalf of Northwest. The original order of CRJs of 54 a/c had to be modified slightly to satisfy the NW scope clause, so some of the 50 seaters are arriving with 44 seats. So, to correct an earlier statement of NW getting these in 2003 - they're already here.
These airplanes cost the same to operate. Why have them? to satisfy scope clauses and to better match capasity to markets.