scbriml wrote:Wasn’t someone questioning why Airbus was increasing the A220s MTOW?
Francoflier wrote:I doubt Airbus would want to jeopardize their privileged relationship with RR however.
MIflyer12 wrote:Maybe that was intended to be facetious, but Bombardier Recreational Products got spun off years ago.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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-...Jump to post
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).Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
PW1130G-JM Reduced Thrust Model, Airbus A321-272n
Note 5 page 7
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guida ... N_Rev6.pdf
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.
Neeleman also said the A220XLR could enabling connections between Florida to South America, transatlantic from east coast or Hawaii from midwestern.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Anyway, before launching anything, DHC need a new production facility first...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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..
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Yes the M100 will be a huge success in the US regional airlines. He will kill the E175-E1 and E2Jump to post
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....Jump to post
SteelChair wrote:It seems like the number of new aircraft first flights has fallen precipitously. Production seems to be slowing down.
The art of the deal 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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
multimark wrote:Maybe a silly question, but why didn't BBD turn the Global Express family into commercial aircraft?
Waterbomber2 wrote:For 6 times the mentionned amount, MHI could have bought out Embraer, their main competitor.
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...Jump to post