I'm reading about all these limitations on major and feeder/regionals regarding scope closes on the sizes of aircrafts in US. This is frustrating to me.
How could this be eliminated?
What would airlines have to do in order to be able to fully maximize potential of today's technology available on the market?
I'm talking about purchasing full sized CRJs, ERJs, AVROs, and future Dorniers.
Why not open the gates, and start more point to point services. If regionals can order quantities like 50, 100 or 200 airframes, certainly there is market need and business potential.
I think if scope clauses were scrapped, it would benefit everyone - more aircrafts, more demand for pilots, more point to point services, less pressure on congestion points.
Who or what is keeping us from progress here?