"All in all the taxes/fees largely disappear into the black hole that is the Federal government's spending wasteland" That's one way of looking at it. But if those taxes/fees are cancelled, then they'll need to be replaced somewhere else, like more income taxation... The main drawback of o...Jump to post
That is kind of implied from "sole official language", which was in the text I quoted... I can understand that "sole official language" can lead to many interpretatations for someone outside Canada. -->> The reality is that Québec offers its english minority WAY MORE services th...Jump to post
Interesting airbus would develop a long range narrow body able to compete the in house A321 XLR I would rather say the A220 (including this 4000 nm version) could be an ideal complement to the A321 (including the XLR version - but for routes below 4000 nm). You open up a new long thin route with th...Jump to post
What are they doing with the money? If they're keeping it they're ambulance chasers not activists. YOWza Haha! Ambulance chasers, I like that! (As a kid, I used to follow firetrucks in my small town...) After years of work and a pity $21k, they should change career. They would make more money in pi...Jump to post
So, if I am anglophone and need to use the DMV or a courthouse in Quebec City I am out of luck, but these idiots get to sue Air Canada because of font sizes and belt buckle instructions nobody ever reads? Yeah, that makes total sense... Bizarre comment to say the least. Where did you get that? As a...Jump to post
I suspect that this is "political" rather than personal. Its about guaranteeing equitable treatment of French. I bet they are from Quebec. No, they are from Ontario. FWIW, francos outside Québec are the one the most vocal / militant about having services in their language accross Canada. ...Jump to post
Indeed interresting development here. Brussels Airlines is actually leaving Toronto to move its flights to Montréal (with an A330). Air Transat and AC also have YUL-BRU flights. Since a good bunch (the majority?) of current AC YUL-BRU passengers were connecting onward to Africa (via Brussels Airline...Jump to post
BTW, it's not "mon blonde", but rather "ma blonde" ;-) It definitely means girlfriend, nothing else. The "blonde" meaning (as hair color) must has been evacuated for several decades. In France, they are even better; they often replace the word "femme" with &qu...Jump to post
Before someone brings that one up, the couple are from Ontario, not from Québec... They're Francophones that live in the Ottawa area, Quebec is right across the river. Interesting note that the judge in the case was also a Francophone. While we do have our own fair share of morons in Quebec, franco...Jump to post
...Some of the French ones pretend like to pretend that they don’t (speak English) but they do... Sorry to hear that you had this regrettable situation. Those morons probably did not realise you were americans. FWIW, I would say the other way around is more prevalent. In Montreal, a great deal of b...Jump to post
There are multiple native languages and indeed not that many that speaks it.Jump to post
Before someone brings that one up, the couple are from Ontario, not from Québec...Jump to post
Hope to see this down in ATL. Would offer a far superior product from ATL-YYZ/YUL than delta often provides... Indeed !! But then Delta would respond with its own A220s. In the end Delta would just get back its original market share (And then some, due to the size of its Atlanta hub). And both woul...Jump to post
While was you are saying is correct, BBD's La Pocatiere or Thunder Bay plants could have taken the BART job for way less (due to available capacity) but that was a no go from the start due to local content requirement (Buy America Act)...Jump to post
The decision to open a plant in Pittsburg, CA is mostly related to the 65% (soon 70%) local content required by the Buy America Act.
Here, we're lucky if we even require 25% Canadian content. That's also why I don't much future for the two Ontario facilities (Thunder Bay and Kingston)
Still, I just hope Bombardier gets out of Ontario altogether. With the constant Bombardier bashing by the Toronto press (and re-used "as is" by other medias), there is no viable business case to keep activities in Ontario. Just for fun, watch when De Havilland Canada will request funding t...Jump to post
Wow - you guys are all eating up the United Marketing hype. We all know that those CRJ-200s / ERJ145s are all running out of cycles and are heading to the boneyard sooner than later. Agreed that most of these routes / frequencies will be reduced or cancelled altogether. But some "premium heavy...Jump to post
Toronto Streetcars - Contract signed in 2009 for $1B 204 car contract. The TTC board authorized taking legal action against Bombardier in October 2015 having delivered only 27 by that date. It is hoped that by end of 2019 all will be delivered, but by April 19 only 141 delivered. https://www.thesta...Jump to post
FWIW, while it had been kept on the order book, it had been removed from the delivery scheduling a long time ago. So this removal is not having a big impact. Republic probably attempted to resell those with a profit. But without comfirmed delivery slots, I'm not sure what kind of bargaining position...Jump to post
T4thH: interresting post, thanks!
FWIW, Airbus commitments were with the Québec gouvernment rather than with the Canadian gouvernment - the Feds did not invest much in the CSeries program itself and had no equity ownership...
As Airbus is streamlining quality & reduces costs of the A220 supply chain (and achieves an efficient production ramp up), there will be a point where Airbus would make more profit selling an "A225" than an A320. (Including freeing up slots for more profitable A321 sales). The main pro...Jump to post
VV; if that MTOW increase is so useless, why would Delta be taking this new MTOW for all of its future deliveries?Jump to post
Ok A220-500 doesnt exist even on the paper but would the numbers (per trip cost etc) would beat the 320 NEO ? Well, that's the whole point of an eventual A225. With the rough idea of basically trading range for more capacity, an a225 would be a CASM champion and yes the trip cost would be less than...Jump to post
The Bombardier deal had Bombardier paying all the costs of the program, for 3 years, capped at just under a billion dollars I believe. So all the construction we're seeing is still Bombardier funding, with perhaps some Airbus expertise and sourcing. What you are saying is accurate. In exchange of t...Jump to post
Substitution for A320neo perhaps. Airbus is competing against itself Most probably not. Air France would have ordered E2s instead - at least for the first 60. If they exercice the 30 + 30, indeed A320's substitution should occur for weaker routes (which is better than abandonning more market share ...Jump to post
The Q400 handles turbulence a "little" better than other turboprops due to its higher wing loading (ie having a relatively smaller wing area compared to the aircraft mass).Jump to post
Indeed, that would be interresting to know.
Also, it would be interresting to know its CASM, let's say on a 500nm trip. (And compare this CASM to a 70 pax E175SC)
The whole Mirabel facility (BBD and Airbus) is on vacation for a couple weeks.
Usually there is still some delivery activities however, for those units needing little work.
It seems United will want 54 additional CRJ550s. (Correction: most likely only 4 additional CRJ550s, up from the original 50 "ordered") Not sure where they will find those 54 readily available / low cycles CRJ700s though. https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-will-introduce-more-50...Jump to post
Sorry to say, but please no stupid conspiracy bullshit. And your statement is just this and nothing else. Airbus is there to stay for 30 or 40 years, they are bound by contracts. There is a reason, why they want to buy big amount of land around the airport and the FAL They have already asked for 80...Jump to post
I would simplify the likelyhood to one scenario; would ramping up the A220 be cheaper (or bring greater economy of scale) than further ramping up the A320?
I would believe the A220 presents a more attractive improvement curve.
At this point it makes more sense for AF to choose the E195-E2 iso the A220. ... Ah but wait, a Canadian CEO, a Canadian aircraft...coincidence you think? FWIW, AF Industries thinks there are not enough A220s sold yet to make money with it in offering heavy maintenance services to third parties. Wh...Jump to post
Its glitchy with QC issues. We will be lucky if the engines don't shut the operation of it down for a while + Cockpit doesnt have many basic functions of an airliner operating in an airline world Can you elaborate on those QC issues? Those we heard mostly related to the cabin. Airbus is currently a...Jump to post
I think by 2028, as the A320NEO has been in service for12 years, we will see another engine upgrade and a backlog building up. EIS 2028 - 2030. Quite possible indeed. And if so, expect a slight size increase - let's call it an A320.5... Oh wait, that would then leave some room to market an A220-500...Jump to post
Regret, I don't have further details of that PIP.Jump to post
Swiss sells 108 seats (+ some overbooking?) per LCY bound CS1 flight. Then they may unlock a further 17 seats if LCY is expected to be dry. When the forecast changes for the worst though, Swiss reverses course and only fills 108 seats (some passengers may then be denied boarding...) Can't find anymo...Jump to post
My understanding was they get off full load if the LCY runway is expected to be dry at arrival time. Otherwise (and if crosswind?) they don't leave full load.Jump to post
Well, maybe Airbus wants to slightly move away from the E195E2 and a little closer to the Max8. (And launching an A320.5?)Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 20-459113/
Not sure though how many will be of the higher MTOW.
Oops, someone else answered first. Please delete my post...
VV; is it "stupid" the same way as increasing the MTOW of both the CS100 and the CS300? Oh wait, Delta just switched to that heavier MTOW...
However, I indeed see the difficulty about LCY. The tricky part was slowing down a fully loaded CS100 with a wet pavement.
Well, the type certificate will ensure nobody snatches it, put new engines and competes with the MR100. Or worst, COMAC grabs it, move the production to China and sells a revamp CRJ900 at discounted prices. The current CRJ support is currently profitable and is an excellent base to later support the...Jump to post
How many of us here are old enough to remember when the CRJ 50 seater debuted I definitely remember. Most did not believe in this regional jet concept. BBD first marketed them as point to point hub busters. (Never ended up used this way thought) After LH Cityline, I also recall when Comair (RIP) bo...Jump to post