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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 116
Views: 15301

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

"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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 75669

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Well, the increased MTOW version of the A220 seems now to come handy for some operators...

I'm wondering if a further MTOW increase is in the pipeline. (Which would also be totally usefull for an eventual A220-500 down the road)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 75669

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

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

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. ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Drops YYZ-BRU, to Start YUL-BRU; AC to Start YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route
Replies: 18
Views: 3280

Re: Air Canada Launches YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

...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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

There are multiple native languages and indeed not that many that speaks it.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18346

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Before someone brings that one up, the couple are from Ontario, not from Québec...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21531

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

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39367

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

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)...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39367

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

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)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39367

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

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2285
Views: 403950

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2285
Views: 403950

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

I'm curious to know what will be the range of this reduced MTOW CR7 @50 seats. I read 1000 nm somewhere.

Someone else knows more about this?

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39367

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

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 2736

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

If that G7 7552 is indeed N504GJ, then it would make perfect sense as N504GJ just came back from Montréal with the CRJ-550 interior completed.

It will now perform some testings.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY looks to increase flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2245

Re: LCY looks to increase flights

od-bwh wrote:
with what aircraft?


Well, how about with ETOPS-180 A221s?

I don't see a business case for additional routes with the A318.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility
Replies: 19
Views: 4071

Re: Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96834

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96834

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

VV; if that MTOW increase is so useless, why would Delta be taking this new MTOW for all of its future deliveries?

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96834

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9707

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96834

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

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 ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 44
Views: 4902

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

Great explanation jimbo737.

I liked your "Then you have almost 1/3 of the market who have a massively lower propensity to travel domestically..."

I (and many YUL users) indeed fall in this category...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10215

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

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).

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 114
Views: 26607

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700

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)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

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.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speaking of the A220...
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Re: Speaking of the A220...

It seems the additional "Bombardier" aircraft inquestion will be a Q400 (now called "De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400").

The two Airbus aircrafts are indeed A220-300s.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 114
Views: 26607

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

STT757 wrote:
I read the article and took it that they upped their order from 50 to 54, an addition of four to their original order for 50.

I'm afraid you are totally right here. My frenchglish caught me here.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 114
Views: 26607

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With A220 output set to climb, Airbus eyes additional facility in Mirabel
Replies: 12
Views: 2737

Re: With A220 output set to climb, Airbus eyes additional facility in Mirabel

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 52152

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

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.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96834

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96834

Re: AF to order A220

My understanding of the article indicates the A220-300 would replace the A318, 319 and yes, even the A320 - pointing out the CS3's seat costs "being equivalent to the A321".

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 63
Views: 7194

Re: Airbus product range 2028

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 63
Views: 7194

Re: Airbus product range 2028

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

Regret, I don't have further details of that PIP.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

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.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

Well, maybe Airbus wants to slightly move away from the E195E2 and a little closer to the Max8. (And launching an A320.5?)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

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...
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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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131788

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

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.

Cheers.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39367

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

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...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39367

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

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...

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