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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: 309
Views: 30492

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: 309
Views: 30492

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: 309
Views: 30492

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: 309
Views: 30492

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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by queb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30492

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

https://www.mhi.com/news/story/190625.html Just to add the announcement from Mitsubishi web site. Question: does this mean that the crj-700/550 50 seat aircraft project is not going to be or is that a completely separate issue? the CRJ550 is just a cabin update for in-fleet aircraft. I don't think ...

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by queb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30492

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

So what did they buy then? An empty shell, customer lists, warehouses, parts? Pursuant to the agreement, MHI will acquire the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft, including the related services and support network located in Montréal, Qué...

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by queb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30492

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

I personally think this is a good outcome for all parties involved. Mitsubishi gains a good foundation into the regional jet market with an existing support infrastructure that will buy them some time while they keep working on the MRJ. I can see the CRJ production line ending once the MRJ enters s...

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by queb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101212

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

A220s Mirabel workers have signed a new 5 years labour contract with Airbus Canada. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/airbus-canada-limited-partnership-pleased-with-successful-completion-of-mirabel-labour-negotiations-and-positive-union-ratification-vote-by-a220-workforce-835452773.html The new...

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by queb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101212

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

A220s Mirabel workers have signed a new 5 years labour contract with Airbus Canada. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/airbus-canada-limited-partnership-pleased-with-successful-completion-of-mirabel-labour-negotiations-and-positive-union-ratification-vote-by-a220-workforce-835452773.html The new...

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by queb
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101212

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

A220s Mirabel workers have signed a new 5 years labour contract with Airbus Canada. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/airbus-canada-limited-partnership-pleased-with-successful-completion-of-mirabel-labour-negotiations-and-positive-union-ratification-vote-by-a220-workforce-835452773.html The new ...

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by queb
Sat May 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49826

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

ac7e7 wrote:
I think the bigger questions will be around the new A321s. Do they go to Rouge? Are they slated to “replace” the Max 9s at mainline? Would the order be cancelled/sold to another carrier?


Cancelled or sold? Don't think so. They're all leased from Aercap (12 years contract)

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by queb
Sun May 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations
Replies: 29
Views: 5988

Re: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations

Just to be clear, here is all major components made in Belfast plant: - A220 wings - PW1100G (manufacturing only) & PW1400G nacelle (design & manufacturing) - BR710 (Global 5000/6000) nacelle - CRJs and CL650 CF34 nacelle - CRJ's center fuse - CL350 center fuse - CL650 center fuse - Global 5...

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by queb
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ready to deliver Global 7500 to 1st Customer
Replies: 18
Views: 4783

Re: BBD ready to deliver Global 7500 to 1st Customer

Nothing about the payload

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by queb
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 105
Views: 22663

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

https://commercialaircraft.bombardier.c ... ifications
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On Bombardier website, there is also a long range version of the CRJ550. 75k lbs MTOW and 2200 nm range.

https://commercialaircraft.bombardier.c ... ifications

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by queb
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1222
Views: 137585

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

seahawk wrote:
Growler.


I don't think Germans asked for a carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft.

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by queb
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1222
Views: 137585

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

https://www.wsj.com/articles/germany-we ... 1548973494

What a SH can do that a Typhoon can't?
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Germany Weighs Purchase of 45 Boeing-Made F/A-18 Warplanes

https://www.wsj.com/articles/germany-we ... 1548973494

What a SH can do that a Typhoon can't?

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by queb
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137960

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... a380s.html
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lightsaber wrote:
EK hasn't firmed the last 36 per prior link I posted.
Lightsaber


yes it is: 20 firm + 16 options, the 787-10 is not firmed yet.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... a380s.html

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by queb
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137960

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Worth noting that Jon Ostrower - an incredibly renowned modern aviation journalist - has released an article which states the A330neo is an option being looked at by Emirates: https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-production/boeing-787-deal-in-jeopardy-too-as-emirates-weighs-killing-a380-for-a330neo/ ...

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by queb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10233

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

Isn't Air Canada about to order 14 new CRJ900 for the extended agreement with Chorus/Jazz? Will that have any impact on BBD's decision? Yes, but it's 9 a/c not 14. 5 come from Air Canada current fleet (CRJ705) https://www.chorusaviation.ca/2019-01-14-Chorus-Aviation-Announces-Agreement-to-Amend-and...

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by queb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101212

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

A220 airliner wins approval from Transport Canada for 180 minutes ETOPS capability https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/01/a220-airliner-wins-approval-from-transport-canada-for-180-minutes-etops-capability.html https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-sol...

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by queb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 24037

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

https://www.environdec.com/Detail/?Epd=11967
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lightsaber wrote:
But that begs the question, what is the A220 level of validity (FC and FH)? I cannot find a source.
Lightsaber


From this brochure (p. 6), it's 60,000 FC or 90,000 FH

https://www.environdec.com/Detail/?Epd=11967

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by queb
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ready to deliver Global 7500 to 1st Customer
Replies: 18
Views: 4783

Re: BBD ready to deliver Global 7500 to 1st Customer

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2018/12/19/ ... bombardier
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a cabin tour of the first aircraft. Very nice.

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2018/12/19/ ... bombardier

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by queb
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Marks 40-Year Challenger 600 Milestone
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Bombardier Marks 40-Year Challenger 600 Milestone

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... -milestone
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More than 1,100 aircraft delivered. Definitely one of the most popular large business jet in aviation history.

I hope BBD has a plan to replace it eventually.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... -milestone

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by queb
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 29523

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

This seems to be bargaining in bad faith by the mainline pilot unions. Just because the E175-E2 weighs more than the first generation it doesn't mean it will have more than 76 seats. What are you talking about? The pilots negotiated, and the airlines agreed to, a MTOW limit as well as a seat count ...

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by queb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17011

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

I think Longview Aviation will shut down production in 2021 and focus on in-service support (more than 1000 aircrafts).

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by queb
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17011

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/new ... ercom.html?
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Confirmation from Bombardier for $300 millions.

https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/new ... ercom.html?

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by queb
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1125
Views: 121767

Re: F-35 news thread

https://twitter.com/thef35/status/1055453684660867072
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F-35A for Belgium is official

Image

https://twitter.com/thef35/status/1055453684660867072

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by queb
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 129243

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

The first A220 was delivered to delta. https://www.fliegerfaust.com/bombardier-aerospace/ They are having an open house for employees viewing of the aircraft at TOC on Oct 29. The article actually states that the "First DL A220 Acceptance Flight" took place on Monday. The delivery ceremon...

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by queb
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 83
Views: 15369

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Saab wants a competition in UK. Saab was offering its “Erieye” system mounted on an Airbus A330. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/business/2018/10/19/Saab-Airbus-AWACS_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqeTmIrq9zkcsW-fo5t5CZSBVJKAHE1Nwu-zRV911_wsw.JPG?imwidth=1400 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/10/2...

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by queb
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 172686

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.wingsoverquebec.com/?p=7866
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First Delta A220 should be delivered October 26.

https://www.wingsoverquebec.com/?p=7866

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by queb
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier sues Mitsubishi in Seattle over aircraft trade secrets
Replies: 46
Views: 8860

Bombardier sues Mitsubishi in Seattle over aircraft trade secrets

Bombardier has sued Mitsubishi Aircraft in federal court in Seattle, alleging that employees recruited from the Montreal-based company illicitly emailed batches of Bombardier's trade secrets before they left to help the Japanese planemaker get its long-delayed Mitsubishi Regional Jet certified by U...

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by queb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest's E175-E2 order removed from the backlog
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Skywest's E175-E2 order removed from the backlog

https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug ... ts-in-3q18
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Skywest is still committed with the E175-E2 but due to IFRS accounting changes, they had to remove it. And Jetblue's 24 E190 order is officially cancelled.

https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug ... ts-in-3q18

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by queb
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Approves Longer CRJ Maintenance Intervals
Replies: 7
Views: 2491

FAA Approves Longer CRJ Maintenance Intervals

FAA Approves Longer CRJ Maintenance Intervals. From 650 (A) and 6,500 (C) to 800 and 8,000 flight hours for CRJ700/900/1000. At the beginning in 1997, it was 400 and 4,500. The latest intervals apply to new production deliveries as well as all CRJ700s, CRJ900s, and CRJ1000s already in service. I gue...

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by queb
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Aerospace
Replies: 54
Views: 7232

Re: Future of Bombardier Aerospace

Oh yeah, the SSJ is so great that it’s escaped the attention of just about every carrier. GF Have you ever heard of "politics"? What about "monopolies"? I mean, shouldn't be praising russians for making planes, against all odds? https://airinsight.com/interjet-and-sukhoi-lessons...

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by queb
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 12933

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

Premium only commercial airlines never worked and never will. Which engines? And $5k only for a ticket, you believe that? it was a lot more expensive on Concorde twenty years ago.

If a new supersonic aircraft becomes reality (and it's a big if) it will be a business jet.

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by queb
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 10551

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

a little bit off topic but there is someone who can explain to me how it's possible to save $1.4 billion for 2 already-built 747-8s when the list price is $400M? The USAF says it will save more than $1.4 billion by using already-built 747-8s https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-offers-rar...

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by queb
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49609

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

You have no idea of what research was done, you are speculating. Business reporters don’t “guess” at facts. And your screename also shows a bias. Did you read the Bloomberg report? I guess no... Moody’s analyst Jonathan Root said in a report Friday, citing estimates by appraisers and price breaks t...

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by queb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49609

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Per JetBlue PR http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2018/07-10-2018-211604881 If true....wow. I do think there's some marketing speak here. It’s believable. Remember it is fuel burn per seat . The A220-300 has newer more fuel efficient engines than the E190 E1 and w...

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by queb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49609

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Per JetBlue PR The aircraft’s advanced aerodynamics combined with a specially designed Pratt & Whitney engine help the aircraft deliver approximately 40 percent lower fuel burn per seat than JetBlue’s current E190 fleet http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2018/0...

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by queb
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49609

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

With A220-300, I could see JFK/BOS/FLL-SNA/BUR JFK/BOS-EYW Would A220-100 work with HPN-LAX/SFO? More importantly, they can finally do red-eyes flights with something other than A320s. A220-300 will be a boon in the secondary transcon market. I don't think JFK/BOS-EYW will work on the -300. Don't k...

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by queb
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49609

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Block wrote:
The Question is whether the A220 will become etops certified. Or is it already?


ETOPS 120 flight test are done, Certification in the coming weeks.

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by queb
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49609

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

delivery schedule. All a/c made in USA.

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by queb
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end
Replies: 20
Views: 7965

Re: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end

waly777 wrote:
Wow, the G650er is barely a few years old! What's most impressive is the really quick reaction time from gulfstream.


But more than 300 frames delivered

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by queb
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end
Replies: 20
Views: 7965

Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end

https://www.wingsoverquebec.com/?p=7395
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New engine should be the Pearl 18, actually in development under code name Rb3043.

https://www.wingsoverquebec.com/?p=7395

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by queb
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family
Replies: 21
Views: 3860

Re: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family

How can they launch a program / family that already exist? I think you mean that they will launch a renewed sales campaign with a couple of orders, but that's something different then how formulate it. Ps, I think they should rename the 2 versions C300 for the CS300 and C310 for the CS100, keeping ...

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by queb
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95456

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

This will bring Boeing back into the bizjet market and Embraer further into the .mil market. I would have rather seen Northrop/Lockheed partner with Embraer. It would have created another well capitalized civil av group. As the article says: the Business Jet market is excluded from the deal. Flyglo...

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by queb
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000
Replies: 25
Views: 6740

Re: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000

What is the future of the sub-75 seat (50 seat) regional jet, to replace the CRJ100/200 and ERJ140/145 size of aircraft? What is in production now? I'm admittedly not too familiar with this type, so I'm wondering what now fills the void between prop jet and 75-100 seat regional jet. ATR-42 is the o...

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