Now, with Bombardier looking into a 100+seater, and Embraer offering the 190, will one of these manufacturers venture out to offer even larger a/c in time? Maybe they can/will offer something along the lines of an A320 or 737 to compete with the next offerings from Boeing and Airbus.
Do you think these manufacturers are studying the prospect of doing something like this? They're getting awfully close already, and they both will be gaining multitudes of knowledge about larger a/c by offering their larger proposed jets about the capacity of a 717.
Will Embraer or Bombardier be the next major large pax a/c manufacturer to give Boeing and Airbus some competition on larger a/c levels?