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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2755

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

What's the source of the CO2? ... For this specific project, they will collect all the CO2 directly from a smoke stack / chimney (produced by a nearby chemical plant called "Parachem"). Pretty cool if this business case works as intended. I'm assuming this clever approach was made financi...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10259

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

... This airframes should be grounded in the same way the 737MAX were grounded before, the potential of a loss of life is too big and the risk completely avoidable. Hahaha, I guess you work for Embraer! This problem concerns only the high thrust version of the engines (30% of the fleet??). Those sp...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

At least a non-stop YUL - YGR / Iles-de-la-Madeleine will be maintained during the summer. I really hated when I got stuck on those Dash 8-100 two or stops (Quebec - Mont Joli and what not) flights. I hope Pascan will serve the route in the winter (free parking in St-Hubert/YHU!!!) with their "...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5274

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

Dominion301 wrote:
I think the end result with Bombardier would have been similar.

FWIW, while BBD's Toronto tramways were indeed late, but at least they now run perfectly and riders like them.

Alstom on the other end was also late in Ottawa, but its whole Citadis system is still a mess.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5274

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

Ottawa specificly agreed for the Citadis - as they wanted to save money. And Alstom told them it would meet all the specs... SNC was indeed late in the tunnelling of the western approach (Ottawa University side), but it ended up not impacting the overall schedule as Alstom was even more late - big t...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5274

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

The Lear 75 competes in a market that has too many players. "Affordable" prices run the game. Lear/Wichita makes more from revenues from other activities (as opposed to building aircrafts...).

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38910

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

It has a (maybe) 600 unit backlog, but as many unheard posters have already said, IT LOSES MONEY... ...There is virtually no chance Airbus will be able to squeeze costs making production more scalable, or out of the subs with fanciful Powerpoint slides and now, especially now cash flow is important...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9965

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

FWIW, I remember taking a YUL (ERJ-45) - EWR (757) - Cologne return flight back then.

Only paid like CAD$380 total (economy) and also earned a bundle of Onepass promo points.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired
Replies: 38
Views: 6708

Re: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired

Actually with COVID, the E190 should normally be the right sized aircraft to fill many pre-covid 737/A320 etc routes.

Still, the E190 gets retired on a somewhat accelarated pace.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon May 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102603

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Nean1 is right, why spend any dimes to make a lighter scope compliant E2 when the current E175 keeps selling.

W/o any competition for many years, I would even bet that the price actually went up.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon May 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4801

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

All routes shown above are well within the A220 and 190/195E2 ranges. (Tahiti - Nadi is 3503 km).

We know the A220 will eventually be ETOP certified, but how about the E2?

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue May 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26840

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
...Even the ERJ1000 sticks with a variant of the 8 instead of going to the 10...
You meant the CRJ-1000 right? It indeed sticked to the 8 variant.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri May 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42325

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

It will indeed be an Airbus Canada product, assembled under "arrangements" by Airbus USA in Mobile.

Airbus Canada pays Airbus USA to accomplish this portion of the work.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri May 01, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11476

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Have AC done the cargo conversion on the 333s? I saw an article about the firm that converted the 77Ws and it said they were also doing 333s, but it wasn't clear if it was AC's birds or someone else's. Beech A La Presse article indicated that four Air Canada A333 are to be also converted by Avianor.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147682

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Because the Chinese government is addicted to corporate espionage Embraer will also get the "benefit" of competing with their own technology and maybe even a complete knock-off of their aircraft when the Chinese tire of the JV. If China is the only hope for Embraer, they are better off sh...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic E175 at CYQG ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

Re: Republic E175 at CYQG ?

YRQ has neat small restaurant / casse croûte, just by the tarmac... We fly there for those Sundays $150 breakfast... ($140 for the Avgas etc and $10 for the breakfast)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147682

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

And more sales for the A220/CSeries and possibly for Mitsubishi...

Who would have believed that just two years ago.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6783

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

AC has long figured out that Canadian consumers aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, and it markets fares in Canada accordingly. Haha, I would not go as far as this - but yes we pay a lot more to fly than in the US. First, NAVCanada must recover 100% of its expenses. Same logic for Canadian airpo...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6783

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

WidebodyPTV wrote:

Interesting observation. While in Canada, UA is the one undercutting AC prices.

Intriging trend here. Like dumping unsold excess seats in your neighbor backyard...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 77
Views: 8960

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

Speaking of YUL; has ADM laid off the employees compiling the stats? Where are YUL's February traffic data?

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6783

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

I was indeed comparing AC and UA (which is somewhat the OP subject). I'm not really flying often outside Star Alliance carriers - so I'll let someone else comment on ATL / DTW efficiencies. About pricings, I also noticed that I usually get cheaper prices via united.com (versus via aircanada.ca, taki...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 8977

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

I'm curious to know what's the DH3 CASM versus the ATR-42... Must not be that different, isn't it?

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6783

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

While indeed the Global/Nexus process helps, there's still a good gap. (And that doesn't help non US/Canadian passagers that can't have GE/Nexus). Air Canada should also further increase its market share once it deploys A223/CS3s on trans-border routes. (It will be the right fit eqpt on many routes ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6783

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

AC is (was) indeed slowly increasing its share (versus UA) of the Europe - North America market - but not because of "cheaper" fares.

Anyone has experienced connecting an international flight in a US hub versus a Canadian hub?

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6783

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

...AC undercutting the other two in USA to other countries via Canada. I do routinely see super cheap fares on connects via YYZ. FWIW, I also see a lot of much cheaper UA fares from Canada to other countries. It seems airlines like to dump excess unsold seats on some connecting routings - particula...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 8977

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

danipawa wrote:
they are adding more CRJ ?

Yes, some new 76 seats CRJ900s.

Won't help much the smaller DH1 destinations - that probably can't now fill a PC-12 or even a Beaver...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13378

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

Is there (or really, will there remain) any suitable Q400/ATR72 operator to outsource the thin and short routes? Excellent question. A need would sure exists. Particularly since many shorter 320/737 or RJs routes are indeed getting "thinner" big time - some unprofitable for even a PC-12...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13378

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

Revelation wrote: "Why keep expensive aircraft with big payments in a time of crisis, why not fall back to older paid for aircraft till you have a feel for the recovery." ---------------------------------‐--------------- -->> Once those expensive aircrafts (A220s) are on property, you are ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33882

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

beechnut wrote:
The Federal Government apparently contracted with both AC and CargoJet to bring N95 masks from China.

A special op friend (JTF-2) told me (while joking) that a few of his colleagues are assigned on each flight to ensure that no N95 crates are seized/diverted on the tarmac... (as in modern piracy...)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336539

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

That would be a 4530 km flight

(Distance from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (URC) to Riga)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42325

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Delta is postponing all deliveries for now. It'll give more time to Mobile to ramp up those CS3s, which are destined for US carriers.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45539

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

Q400 and Twin-Otter production is temporary suspended. After sales support maintained. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/longview-aviation-capital-corp-announces-temporary-suspension-of-production-of-dash-8-400-and-series-400-twin-otter-aircraft-880511236.html?fbclid=IwAR3BUvtA7qdBgAUTALbnko2sG8...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Future of YUL

Interesting / intriging comments to say the least.

However, YUL's finances seemed to have been well managed all along. Past capital projects (since the last 25 years or so) have all been pretty much completed on time, on budget and at competitive pricings (if we compare to YYZ by exemple).

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45539

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

Just a side note; the resale value of used Q400s will take a huge hit soon. Flybe is collapsing as we speak.

What a sad news. Easyjet and Ryanair will most probably expand capacity in short order.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42325

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I would also add that the learning curve req'd was pretty steep nevertheless as the A220's FAL "philosophy" is different than the ones at Airbus. Some additional skill sets were also required. So a very impressive accomplishment indeed. Kudos to Mobile!!!

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42325

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Does it mean those are easier to assemble in Mobile than Mirabel? You can't really compare the amount of A220's work required in Mobile versus Mirabel. Many A220's components are pre-assembled/riveted in Mirabel and then shipped to Mobile for final assembly. (Somewhat the same logic for the A320 wh...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5249

Re: Regionals next business model

Independence Air was in the process of introducing the A319 when it went belly up. And they had only a few of them - so still at the phase of incuring more costs than generating revenues.

They were still a CRJ2 operator for the most part.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16018

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

Actually its the floor that was lowered for the CRJ700/900 and the 1000. But I see your point...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future plans of Porter, JAZZ and Westjet Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: Future plans of Porter, JAZZ and Westjet Encore

Any news on where the production is going to move after Downsview closes? Another plant at YYZ? The advantage for Viking Air is that it has deep (Thomson family) pockets backing it. They're among the ten richest families in the world. Great then!! Because moving the Q400 out of Downsview will cost ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42325

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

That money is stricly slated for the ramp up and decrease unit costs. No A225 in the short time. If/when it occurs, it would/will be designed/engineered and certified in Mirabel - the main A220 facility. Radio Canada interview with Airbus CEO while in Mirabel a few hours ago. (in french) https://you...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33121

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

BBD only owned 67.5% of BBD Transport. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec owned the remaining 32.5% (Quebecers made a killing profit here). So including some liabilities that translated into a net $4.2B to $4.5B to BBD. So that leaves about a net debt of US$5B? I was reading the business jet div...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33121

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

Just a side note here; now comfirmed that Alstom intends to acquire BBD's rail business - which would be valued at US$8.2B in this transaction. That should considerably lower BBD's debt, and secure the future of its business jet division as a result. Excellent news! http://www.globenewswire.com/news...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13496

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

For Transatlantic, they'll also (eventually) get Transat's A321NEOs/LR and their trained crews.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33121

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

VV wrote:
And how do you call people who are just saying random stuff and are never right?
A "good clock"?


I don't know, like this sarcastic response you mean? (About how much Airbus would pay BBD for the remaining stake):

VV wrote:
Will it be another dollar?

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33121

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

I really DO NOT understand you stuff with "broken clocks". Would you please elaborate? Une interprétation "possible" est qu'une horloge "figée" / en panne (à 10h10 par exemple) donnera toujours l'heure juste deux fois par jour... (à 10h10 le matin, et à 10h10 le soir p...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33121

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

aemoreira1981 wrote:
This is along with Bombardier selling its rail division to Alstom. What will be left?

The business aircrafts. That will not be sold to Textron. (Unless the rail division sale doesn't happen)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 62143

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

Also from the same article: David: (about an hypothetical 8hrs trip costs) ...but if you have an A321XLR you’d probably have have it at $50,000 to $60,000. And then [the A220-300] is under $30,000. That article is very interresting. He plans to use the low capital costs 195E1 mostly on less than 2hr...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6258

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

I wouldn't say "over decades", but let's say it started off when Laurent Beaudoin left as CEO. And despite all the above, they still made an excellent run with the CRJs, the Globals, the Challengers (3xx and 6xx) and what not. They locally invested tremendously in R&D, and designed fan...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6258

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

Desjardins was mentionning a 7% margin - despite the recent G7500 production delays. Then you add the economy of scale that Textron (by example) would obtain. As BBD's costs of borrowing are currently way north of 7%, its assets can be more profitable under a different owner, like Textron. If BBD su...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6258

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

...At most, this is gonna raise $2B... Benoit Poirier, analyst from Desjardins, expects the business aircraft division to fetch between US$6.1B and US$6.9B . He also said that BBD first priority will be to buy back the Caisse de Depot et de Placement $2B position in BBD Transport (me: which is cost...

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