It seems that Fairchild Dornier is quietly developing some fairly large a/c that will be in direct competition with the 717 and maybe even the A319. The 928 Jet based on the 728 Jet seems like it could be the ideal repalcement for airlines looking to replace their 80-110 seat a/c (fokker 100/70, DC/MD/717 series). The range is 1600nm when fully loaded and the interior looks incredible. Check out the web site if you have a chance www.fairchildaerospace.com
Maybe one day they could develope some even larger a/c to compete with Boeing and Airbus in other areas. It also looks like a much more economical replacement over the CRJ's and ERJ's (fuel performance and profitable load factors).
I see KL following the LH (120 plus options) and GECAS (150 plus options) orders in the near future. How bout AA?