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by GmvAfcs
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

Both airplanes are economically very close. Even JetBlue admits this: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-why-jetblue-chose-the-a220-450121/ So the E2 is not a dead rat like some like to picture it. It is able to compete against A220 very well. Most of the sales stalled mainly due to...

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by GmvAfcs
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

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...

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by GmvAfcs
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 8763

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

https://airinsight.com/will-embraers-e- ... to-the-e2/
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lightsaber wrote:
jghealey wrote:
It isn't today, but it doesn't seem to have the persisting issues the E-Jets have.


E-Jets dispatch reliability is outstanding currently. There are no persisting issues. Currently it is at 99.52% for worldwide fleet.

https://airinsight.com/will-embraers-e- ... to-the-e2/

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by GmvAfcs
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8618

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

There are multiple problems with the E2-175. 1) It should be called the E2-180 or E2-185. It’s stretched one row over the E1-175, which itself is already a bit too long for a true 76 seater (hence 12F seats). 2) Airlines could de-rate an E2-175 to 76 seats and an appropriate MTOW (above 76k) such t...

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by GmvAfcs
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37478

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

Could be a way to easily gain a production line certificate from FAA/EASA (remember Mitsubishi is new to the industry and would have to go from the beginning), and maybe have a production line in the west for the MRJ. Also, the services and support chain boost to MRJ program cannot be neglected.

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by GmvAfcs
Wed May 29, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37523

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

lightsaber wrote:
ExMilitaryEng wrote:
VV wrote:
Why over a 3:1 sales discrepancy?


Aggressive pricing! A220-300 being sold for less than 195-E2, it carries more passengers, than this is a no brainer.

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by GmvAfcs
Tue May 28, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37523

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Unfortunately, I do not have a link.... therefore, you can take it with a grain of salt and threat it as "rumor" ;)

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by GmvAfcs
Tue May 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37523

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

lightsaber wrote:
The E2-190 weighs 35 tons. Thus the lower capacity E2-195 almost certainly weighs more than the A220-300


That's not true, E190-E2 weight is less than this. And E195-E2 is lighter than A220-300. That's all I can tell.

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by GmvAfcs
Tue May 28, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37523

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I know that people do not understand what I say, but when I last looked into the TCDS, there are items that have not been completely certified. For instance, the maximum altitude for take-off and landing is still at 8,000 ft. . This is a tremendous limitation! If true would hold on sales campaigns ...

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by GmvAfcs
Fri May 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95698

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

Bombardier’s management are complete idiots for thinking they had a chance picking a fight, all by themselves, with companies multiple times their strength. This quote summarizes all the mess we are. The CSeries development made the duopoly even stronger. If BBD had just made an aircraft to counter...

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by GmvAfcs
Fri May 17, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19864

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Exactly how MITAC plans to refresh the MRJ70 has yet to be revealed. To me "refreshed" implies many of the core elements of the MRJ70 will remain the same, such as fuselage width, wing, empennage, nose, and landing gear. Could a modest stretch be in the works? Possible. Will the MRJ70's e...

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by GmvAfcs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E195-E2 receives type certification.
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Embraer E195-E2 receives type certification.

Still without a date, but Azul should receive the first frame in the second half this year.

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by GmvAfcs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E195-E2 receives type certification.
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Embraer E195-E2 receives type certification.

The model has been certified by FAA, EASA an ANAC. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/embraers-e195-e2-receives-type-certification-457488/ Embraer says on 15 April that test flights have demonstrated the E195-E2 burns 1.4% less fuel than originally specified, making its per-seat fuel burn 25...

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by GmvAfcs
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Auto Stall Prevention System on 737 Max
Replies: 33
Views: 4320

Re: Auto Stall Prevention System on 737 Max

It depends on the stall characteristics of the aircraft. Stick pushers are considered usually when you have deep stall problem. This is true usually on T Tail aircraft, where the wing shadows the horizontal tail at high AoA. Aircraft designs like the Max, with conventional tail, don’t have deep stal...

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by GmvAfcs
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716023

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

smartplane wrote:
prebennorholm wrote:
[All FBW planes have three AoA sensors with voting out a bad guy.

ALL FBW planes have three AoA sensors, or all Airbus FBW aircraft? Do some have four?


E-Jets have four Smart Probes, which provides 4 independent AOA, without vanes.

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by GmvAfcs
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716023

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I'm curious to know how Boeing is going to fix this without introducing something that might exceed the certification for the -MAX. For example, could they install a third AOA vane or would that be too much of a variation from the -NG? Could additional data from GPS and/or inertial sensors be integ...

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by GmvAfcs
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716023

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

For me, the problem seems extremely simple. Never ever rely on software to override a pilot input. Sensors cannot replace a human brain, unless you can show that the sensor array and associated software can accurately access their own condition. Even then, why would anyone ever think it's a good id...

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by GmvAfcs
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21084

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

Naturally, but there is little reason to do so at Cruise Altitude. More likely is that a Pilot might decide to wait longer to engage Autopilot after takeoff. Actually you can’t turn off autopilot above 29000 ft. You cannot fly in RVSM airspace without Autopilots. I'll refer you to the reply below. ...

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by GmvAfcs
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21084

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

Can they turn off the autopilot and hand fly if they get bored? Naturally, but there is little reason to do so at Cruise Altitude. More likely is that a Pilot might decide to wait longer to engage Autopilot after takeoff. Actually you can’t turn off autopilot above 29000 ft. You cannot fly in RVSM ...

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by GmvAfcs
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E170/5 different winglets
Replies: 20
Views: 2887

Re: E170/5 different winglets

Technically speaking, the original E170/175 winglet design helps only in reducing induced drag but does not add wing area. The E175 Plus wingtip design (it is not even called winglet) reduces the induced drag and adds a little bit of wing area. There were other changes in this model, like seals and ...

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by GmvAfcs
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 Series Spoilers
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Airbus A320 Series Spoilers

I don't think the A320 needs mechanical updates to implement this function since the ailerons are already fly-by-wire. Must have been only software updates. I've heard they are updating the rudders now to be fly-by-wire as well.

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by GmvAfcs
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 vs E190 Reliability?
Replies: 36
Views: 4301

Re: E175 vs E190 Reliability?

The E-Jets were the first aircraft to employ some new technology. The E1 were the first to use: - Integrated Pitotstatic Airdata Probes (E-Jets E1 and E2 are the only commercial aircraft that do not use Angle of Attack vanes) - Digital Secondary Distribution Electrical System - Integrated Modular Av...

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by GmvAfcs
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 480
Views: 70473

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

Embraer problem with E2 in my opinion is the relatively new E1 fleet and the Airbus pricing on A220. The E2 to be viable must be cheaper than A220. And it seems that Airbus is pushing the price very low, to a point Embraer is not able to reach. And this combined with flexible deals involving A320 is...

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by GmvAfcs
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95698

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Appeals court dropped this new injunction this morning! Good to go again!

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by GmvAfcs
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54759

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Given everything already known, anyone think cause was something other than windshear ? As I alluded to earlier, the cause these days is never just "windshear". Windshear is a known quantity; we understand it, we have instruments to detect it (if installed, but if not, then that's potenti...

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by GmvAfcs
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 480
Views: 70473

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

I've heard somewhere that price competition between Embraer vs Airbus/BBD has been brutal. And Embraer seems to be refusing to sell below price. I really hope Embraer to secure a firm backlog for E2, but I am not too optimistic given this competitive scenario. Seems like airlines are not caring too...

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by GmvAfcs
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 480
Views: 70473

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

I've heard somewhere that price competition between Embraer vs Airbus/BBD has been brutal. And Embraer seems to be refusing to sell below price. I really hope Embraer to secure a firm backlog for E2, but I am not too optimistic given this competitive scenario. Seems like airlines are not caring too ...

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by GmvAfcs
Wed May 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 480
Views: 70473

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

That's the result of Embraer doing all the system integration in house since Legacy 500. In the E1, Honeywell was responsible for the system integration for Avionics, Parker for Flight Controls, and so on. Although these suppliers have very good technology to offer, they do not have the whole aircra...

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by GmvAfcs
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45690

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

First, I don’t think I need to state anything. If you find it odd that some might prefer one aircraft and others another, I can’t help you. But - generically speaking - the CSeries might be preferred because: —> They had a bad experience with the Ejet —> They prefer more flexible seating options —>...

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by GmvAfcs
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45690

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

The E2 will be another history. Embraer was plagged by being the earlier adopter for several new technogies in E1. It was the first civil aircraft to employ Integrated Modular Avionics, Integrated Pitostatic Airdata and Digitar Power distribution. The customers who picked the aircraft first, got sev...

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by GmvAfcs
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45690

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

Embraer expects that in its first year of operation the E2 will attain a dispatch reliability of 99%. Well, Embraer usually keeps its promises ... Except Embraer said the same thing when B6 introduced the E190, an introduction that was plagued with maintenance issues, dispatch unreliability, and a ...

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by GmvAfcs
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news
Replies: 29
Views: 4993

Re: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news

Well, if E2 fails, Embraer will cease to exist. Simple as that. Embraer does not have ANY government support! And if it had, the government would. It have money to support!

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by GmvAfcs
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news
Replies: 29
Views: 4993

Re: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news

How the E2 program is in danger? It is still on budget and on time. Having spend 1.7 billion dollar in a full to develop a full modernized aircraft. It shares the same nose and crosssection of the E1, but other than that it is a completely new aircraft. This development costs means that they can off...

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by GmvAfcs
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102264

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

BBD had a good leverage and disruptive product when they had the only GTF equipped aircraft. BBD hoped that this disruption would justify a high price for the CSeries. The higher price was the only way to pay off the high R&D costs. When Boeing, Airbus and Embraer did their re engines as well, B...

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by GmvAfcs
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102264

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I'm sorry, but had to register to comment here. Nobody discuss the technical advances from CSeries. It is a great aicraft. But the program economics are bad. If you spend more than 5 billion dollar on a program, and you know that the profit margin of this market is around 5% and less, just do the ma...

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