What is true is that it doesn't have to engage in that [simulator] overhead for the CRJ-705, irrespective of what it does for the 175-195.
For the small 705 fleet I doubt that AC
will get a sim. However, they are still dependent on BBD's sim schedule and obviously still have to pay
BBD for sim time. On the other hand, if AC
ordered the E175 all
training would be conducted in-house on the same sim.
"And notwithstanding how many platforms Embraer wanted to built at the outset, it has a 175, it is going through the expense of certifying it, and it had no buyers for it."
1)-The E175 hasn't even yet been certified. 2)-The certification costs are marginal. 3)-EMB had
a customer for the E175, and when the deal didn't go forward it simply shuffled E175 certification priority to No. 3 from No. 2. 4)-Now AC has
ordered it. 5)-Just what is the point you are trying to make?
You also sidestepped the fact of engine commonality between the CRJ-705 and EMB-175.
No I didn't as I thought that you would have known that there is only basic core
commonality between the CRJ705 and E175 because of the differences due to engine mounting. It should be obvious that you can't swap engines or accessories and that a single fleet of E175s would be far more cost efficient.
FYI, there are even several external engine and internal core differences between even the CRJ700 and CRJ900 - 3rd stage vortex generator, HS188 combuster, HPT cooling system, S3/S4 LPT blades, LPT cooling system, engine config plug, chevron nozzle...
It is really hard to believe that you do not understand the cost benefits of a single aircraft type - in terms of logistics, parts (contrary to your misbegotten belief, CRJ705 parts will still
have to be stocked and all
orders have to go through BRAD's spares support located in Michigan!), maintenance, aircraft scheduling, etc. It is really quite basic.
"If AC thought the CRJ-900 was a better aircraft than the EMB-190, it might not have bought any Embraer product."
Impossible!! The CRJ900 is
... the CRJ705 but with fewer seats.
The CRJ900 wasn't even in the running because the CRJ900 (86-seats, OWE 47,500 lbs.) isn't even remotely close to the E190 (104-seats, OWE 59,500 lbs.)
The bottom line is that the E175 is a far superior aircraft for passengers. AC
not only lost out on not having the various benefits of fleet commonality and seamless pax service but also lost out on the pricing benefit of a single larger order for E175s.
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