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by queb
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-100 ACJ long range business jet announced by Airbus
Replies: 55
Views: 11565

Re: A220-100 ACJ long range business jet announced by Airbus

scbriml wrote:
Wasn’t someone questioning why Airbus was increasing the A220s MTOW?


A220-100 MTOW is 139k lbs and A220ACJ MTOW is 132k lbs.

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by queb
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9531

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

crimsonchin wrote:
Also, why would Airbus even care? Let GE stick with their Boeing bias, it's not like the NEO is suffering from lack of engine choice.


A GE engine could be good for Airbus if there's a KC-Y competition.

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by queb
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9531

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

Francoflier wrote:
I doubt Airbus would want to jeopardize their privileged relationship with RR however.


What if Rolls-Royce is the one that jeopardizes their special relationship? I mean, with the Trent 1000 issues, maybe Airbus is worried to have the same engine (almost) as unique option.

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by queb
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6380

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

MIflyer12 wrote:
Maybe that was intended to be facetious, but Bombardier Recreational Products got spun off years ago.


Yes but the Bombardier family is still a major shareholder of BRP

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by queb
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Other Manufacturers Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 49
Views: 15998

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Other Manufacturers Orders, announcements and discussion thread

CIAF leasing signs a firm order for 3 E190's https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug=1206665-ciaf-leasing-signs-order-with-embraer-for-three-e190-jets Not an E2 :( I think it is even a better situation, to sell and deliver E1 until Pratt & Whitney solve the issues with the PW1000G engines. I es...

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by queb
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350neo with GE engines?
Replies: 59
Views: 11121

Re: A350neo with GE engines?

For me, a GE9X derivative engine would be a far better option for an A350neo than a GEnx-1 based engine. There's is huge thrust difference between the GEnx-1 and the Trent XWB-97.

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by queb
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 32831

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

If only the announcement told us this. Oh, wait... Ones see half moon ... I see full moon ... As I said above: this adds confidence to the program and pave the way for more orders and agreements with the lessors companies ... If this was about the "best plane ever" everybody was clapping ...

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by queb
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 32831

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Not a new order, just leasing contracts with Aircastle and ICBC Aviation Leasing from existing orders

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by queb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier sells Belfast aircraft wings plant as well as two other plants to Spirit AeroSystems
Replies: 47
Views: 8210

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

I assume that the production technique for the wings in Belfast is one point, but there are also the wing design capabilities. The UK has played a leading role in wing design. The Belfast operation, actually Short Brothers, produces also fuselage pieces and engine nacelles. As well as H-stab and V-...

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by queb
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream Aerospace launches G700
Replies: 38
Views: 8649

Re: Gulfstream Aerospace launches G700

N14AZ wrote:
So, for a stubborn member like me, this will be the Gulfstream VII.


Technically, the G700 is a GVI while G500/G600 are GVII.

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by queb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NBAA Las Vegas: Bombardier unveils new jet to challenge Embraer, Gulfstream unveils new jet to challenge Bombardier
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: NBAA Las Vegas: Bombardier unveils new jet to challenge Embraer, Gulfstream unveils new jet to challenge Bombardier

The Learjet Liberty is just a Learjet 75 with fewer standard equipment (and more optional) to lower the starting price under $10 millions (from 13).

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by queb
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140475

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

here is the AD https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21672/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanes "In September 2019, the FAA received reports of cracking discovered in the left and right hand side outboard chords of the station (STA) 663.75 frame fittings an...

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by queb
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140475

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

here is the AD https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21672/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanes "In September 2019, the FAA received reports of cracking discovered in the left and right hand side outboard chords of the station (STA) 663.75 frame fittings and...

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by queb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29665

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

TWA772LR wrote:
Where would the extra tank go? Cargo hold? Tail? Elevators? Its not like a widebody where you have cavernous room.

Disclaimer: I am very excited for this news and I love the A220. I am genuinely curious how this mod will work.


it's not specified.

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by queb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29665

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Neeleman also said the A220XLR could enabling connections between Florida to South America, transatlantic from east coast or Hawaii from midwestern.

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by queb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29665

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

I have access to The Air Current:

Citing Neeleman, Ostrower talk about a A220-300 with range beyond 4000 nm featuring an auxiliary fuel tank. Neeleman also said 20 of 60 A220's will have the option.

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by queb
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 909
Views: 178764

Re: Moxy will start operations earlier than 2021 with E190s retired from Azul

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1172220326262005762?s=09 Also will apparently be the launch operator of the A220XLR A220XLR? Sarcasm or that is the 2.5t MTOW bunp version? Presumably the MTOW bump... but I thought that was going to be Delta? No, JO talk about a 4000 nm A223 with ACT "To...

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by queb
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 13148

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

It's most likely for flight testing. UA just moved all their MAX9's from LAX,and DAL to AZ for storage like someone else said, TC are permitting test flights so that AC’s idle MAX pilots can remain current. Unlike WS and WG pilots who just keep on flying NGs. The three-day flight maintained the val...

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by queb
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 375611

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Not a good news... "Sources telling me about an incident that happened during what was meant to be final structural test of new 777X yesterday. Plane was pressurized, under extreme load conditions on the ground. As FAA inspectors watched, door flew off. Story today on @KOMONewsradio. https://t...

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by queb
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 375611

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Not a good news... "Sources telling me about an incident that happened during what was meant to be final structural test of new 777X yesterday. Plane was pressurized, under extreme load conditions on the ground. As FAA inspectors watched, door flew off. Story today on @KOMONewsradio. https://tw...

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by queb
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 46607

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

SkyHawaii wrote:

"The Q400’s fuel consumption is nearly 30% more than that of the ATR72 under similar 300NM environmental conditions in high speed cruise."[/quote]

But the Q400 carry 20% more passengers at the same level of comfort

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by queb
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 25045

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

As to Quebec: I don't get their French. I can't for the life of me understand how "mon blonde" is a girlfriend. What happens when "mon blonde es une brune?" not "mon" but "ma" for female :D and "ma blonde" expression come from a 17th century song &q...

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by queb
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 224
Views: 77363

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

texl1649 wrote:
With the election pending in November there, is this expected to finally be re-decided after that?


Eligible suppliers have until early 2020 to submit their proposals to Canada.

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by queb
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 46607

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Anyway, before launching anything, DHC need a new production facility first...

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by queb
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21944

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

That is too small for an A380 NLG bay, it actually looks like a A320 series one with the solid FR20 at the same end of the NLG bearing point. As I said it's from an A330. For the A380, you're right, I guess they have to change it. I thought the design was similar to the A330. And it's between frame...

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by queb
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21944

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

787SIN wrote:
That is too small for an A380 NLG bay, it actually looks like a A320 series one with the solid FR20 at the same end of the NLG bearing point.


As I said it's from an A330. For the A380, you're right, I guess they have to change it. I thought the design was similar to the A330.

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by queb
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21944

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

The picture above of structure is part of the pressurised fuselage area. The nose gear bay of a A380 has essentially a large fairing surrounding it. No the gear bay is structural aluminum. I also have picture of an A330 nose gear bay I worked on: Side view, you can see the gear rotation bushing on ...

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by queb
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 66250

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

SQ317 wrote:
It's been deleted now, but earlier today John Slattery (Embraer CEO) tweeted a picture of an E2 in BA livery to congratulate BA on their centenary..


No the tweet is still there, and it's an E1

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by queb
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 21944

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Here is a picture of the A380 nose gear bay assembly. https://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/03/84/59/lateco10.jpg The big panel in the back of the picture is the the front panel of the gear bay and also the first frame just after the radome. The frame who look like a big moustache is also the rear panel ...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12536

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

It's not just about cost, it's also about the right size, range. The A220 is almost a perfect fit with the A320neo, I don't think the E2 is a good fit with the Max. In ten years, I think there will be more Boeing Brazil workers on B797 sub-assemblies than on the E2.

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12536

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

I feel the E2 has a massive struggle coming. For an airline the opportunity cost of buying the E2 is not getting the A220..... Why would you take the E2 over the A220? Yes, Embraer is in the same situation than BBD 20 years ago with their CRJ700/900 when Embraer launched the Ejet. Even worse, the E...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12536

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

You can have the best design on the market, if quality and customer support are deficient you are dead. Embraer seems to be reliable on those aspects, and we can guess that with Boeing it will stay like that. Mitsubishi needs to build the whole infrastructure around its SpaceJet almost from ashes. ...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26944

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

And Airbus just announced on Facebook that the first AC's A220 is in the FAL at Mirabel: https://www.facebook.com/airbus/photos/a.403690762980547/2907990892550509/ https://scontent.fyhu2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67941868_2907990895883842_2199476546400419840_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQmvPecYsLG0w...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26944

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Such a boring interior. Way too much gray in my opinion. If it's as similar to the MAX interiors as it look in the photos, it's actually quite elegant and calming in person, the touches of red help break-up the grey as do the subtle striping in the seats. and no need to redo everything in 2 years b...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12536

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

Yes the M100 will be a huge success in the US regional airlines. He will kill the E175-E1 and E2 RealIy ? I am seated and waiting for their sales ... The E175-E2 is already dead, I don't understand why they still put money in. For the E1, he's still alive because he did not have a serious competito...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 419
Views: 6592

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

There are rumours that WestJet and Air France are both interested to submit a bid for Air Transat, no details if it's separate bids or together as there is a maximum ownership of 49% by foreign companies for airlines in Canada, or if such plans are still of interest following AC increased offer. Ar...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26944

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Interesting that the SEA aircraft will rest overnight in Seattle. I would have thought - just my opinion - that with a brand new type you would want to schedule it to be 'home' overnight in case there was any issue they would want to look into. JL the first 6 months they will initially deployed fro...

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by queb
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12536

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

Yes the M100 will be a huge success in the US regional airlines. He will kill the E175-E1 and E2

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by queb
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 43
Views: 6000

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

Not gonna happen. Established players take huge risks and billions to develop traditional airliners (and often go bankrupt) . A tri-engine Mach 2.2 airliner with 55 premium seats and a CRFP wing will cost at least $10 billions. JAL invested $10 millions in the project....

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by queb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 207416

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

SteelChair wrote:
It seems like the number of new aircraft first flights has fallen precipitously. Production seems to be slowing down.


A220 workers just come back from a 3 weeks shutdown.

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by queb
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 15616

Re: New Air Force One

https://www.businessinsider.com/air-for ... ion-2019-8
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The art of the deal :lol: What a joke...

The cost of Trump's new Air Force One has skyrocketed nearly $2 billion from the original estimate
https://www.businessinsider.com/air-for ... ion-2019-8

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by queb
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 8609

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

Huh? BBD received $375 millions in loans from federal and QC governments for the CRJ, they received (and still counting) $656 millions in royalties... I made a mistake, BBD received approximately $180 million in loans for the CRJ program and reimbursed $315 million. from 1986 to 2009, Bombardier re...

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by queb
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 8609

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

Can we have our tax dollars back? Huh? BBD received $375 millions in loans from federal and QC governments for the CRJ, they received (and still counting) $656 millions in royalties... For the A220, launch aid is refunded via royalties on each aircraft delivered. For the CDPQ 30% share investment i...

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by queb
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 8609

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

Bombardier lost good management people due to being a family controlled company, everyone knew Pierre Beaudoin would become CEO, and every title he held to get to there cost them some good management as they knew they couldn't become CEO or before that, head of aviation. Also, the C-Series was the ...

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by queb
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 419
Views: 6592

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Rejected Transat bidder Group Mach trying to buy enough shares to block Air Canada takeover https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/group-mach-transat-1.5237204 In the proxy circular sent to its shareholders for the Aug. 23 vote, Transat A.T. raised doubts about the real estate group's ability to meet its...

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by queb
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51554

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

So, since the bizjet Challenger 600 variants, including the 650, all share the same Type Certificate with the CRJ variants, how is this going to work? Mitsubishi is now going to own the Type Certificate for one of Bombardier's current production large cabin business jets. Does this mean the end of ...

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by queb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51554

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

multimark wrote:
Maybe a silly question, but why didn't BBD turn the Global Express family into commercial aircraft?


Global family is optimized for low cycle and ultra long range use

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by queb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51554

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Waterbomber2 wrote:
For 6 times the mentionned amount, MHI could have bought out Embraer, their main competitor.


It's more about ten times since Embraer has been valued to $5.25 billions with the Boeing takeover (80% for 4.2 billion). Anyway, the brazilian government would have refused...

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by queb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51554

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

700 million for that and they don't even get the production facilities? Meh, sounds like a bad deal. What kind of IP are we talking about? The type certificate of an aircraft about to cease production? How to design and produce an aircraft that complies with worldwide aviation standards would be th...

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